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March is National Nutrition Month

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - March is National Nutrition month and this year's theme is "Enjoy The Taste of Eating Right".

Brittany Donlon, a registered dietitian at the Hy-Vee on Broadway in Quincy, says we should focus on instilling healthy eating habits in our children and work towards making it a life long habit.

But she says everyone, no matter their age, needs to focus on their nutrition.

"The more whole foods, less processed you get the better nutrition quality it's going to be," Donlon said. "And just the better you're going to feel. People trying to change their diet around, generally within two weeks of eating a little bit different a little bit healthier foods, will feel a huge difference in their energy levels."

According to eatright.org, this year's key message is how to combine taste and nutrition to create healthier meals.

"As far as prevention goes, really focusing with children and getting them eating well early on," Donlon said. "So that it's a habit that continues life long is great. But I mean, everybody does. Whether it's mothers, fathers in their 30's. Everybody really needs good nutrition to keep them going through the day."

Donlon says one way you can try this is by using a traditional humus, can of black beans and a jar of salsa. She says if you warm it up it tastes like a cheesy nacho dip, without the cheese.
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