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Happy National Nutrition Month!

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PHS is celebrating National Nutrition Month and this year’s the theme is “Eat Right with Color.”  Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and minerals thus providing many health benefits such as:

  • Fiber:  Promotes regularity
  • Folate: Prevention of neural tube defects
  • Potassium: Regulate blood pressure
  • Vitamin A:  Eye and skin health
  • Vitamin C: Healing of wounds and gum health

Best of all most fruits and vegetables are low in fat!  Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important; therefore, beginning on Monday, March 7th PHS Registered Dietitians will explore the fruits and vegetables by color in more detail on the PHS facebook page.

We’d like to see your colorful meal either at home or work. So, we’re asking you to take pictures of you favorite colorful, healthy meal and submit them to by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 9th. We will compile them, share them on the PHS Facebook page, and vote on the healthiest, most colorful meal Friday, March 11th. The winner will receive a PHS water bottle to help you stay hydrated and healthy along with all of your fruits and veggies.

On Wednesday, March 9th, we will also celebrate Registered Dietitian Day!

Do you have any suggestions for how to get your kids to eat fruits and veggies? We’d love to hear your ideas. Happy, healthy eating!

Originally published: March 1, 2011