March is National Nutrition Month and a local University of Illinois Extension nutrition expert has some things for us to consider.
Caitlin Huth is a nutrition expert in DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties for the University of Illinois Extension office and this month's theme is "bite-by-bite" encouraging things like meal planning and disease prevention. She explains they want to provide the public with tools on how to do these things.
Mellendorf is encouraging the public who may be motivated to change their eating habits and want to take on this challenge of meal planning to utilize the resources of the U of I Extension office. She points out they have a variety of resources available for people to use.
According to Mellendorf, if you're looking for a good guide in finding a way to start eating healthy, the 'My Plate' model is a good guideline to follow. She explains the 'My Plate' model is easy to follow because it is on a meal-by-meal basis.
For more healthy eating tips including blogs, links to social media and links to videos, you can visit go.illinois.edu/dmp.