Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March is National Nutrition Month®

National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign helps increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition and physical activity.





To help you have a healthy March, here is a PDF file that the American Dietetic Association put together:

Step Up to Nutrition and Health - This fact sheet focuses on the importance of eating right and being physically active. Print it out and share it with your family and friends!

Also, March 11, 2009 is Registered Dietitian Day!

Why Registered Dietitians can benefit you and improve your health:

Top Ten Reasons Why Consulting with a Registered Dietitian Can Benefit You

2 comments:

Terri L said...

Just wondering, will most insurance plans pay to meet with a registered dietician and if so, does it require a referral?

Dina said...

Hi Terri!

Many health insurance plans now cover visits to a RD and some don't require a doctor's referral. However, I would check with your insurance company to make sure!

Medicare started reimbursing medical nutrition therapy for people with diabetes and kidney disease about 7 years ago.