National Nutrition Month is a time when we all take a step back, evaluate our eating habits and ask ourselves ‘Is there something we can change to be healthier?’

National Nutrition Month takes place in March and in this blog post from Get Nourished they will discuss everything you need to know. We’ll talk about what it is and what are some simple changes you can make to improve your health!

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The focus is to educate people on making healthier food choices and developing healthy eating habits. 

If you are looking to get involved in this month’s holiday, then here are 5 simple steps to make healthier changes in your daily lifestyle.

One simple change you can make is to cook more meals at home. Cooking at home allows you to control the ingredients that go into your food, and it can be a fun activity to do with family or friends.

We are all busier than ever and sometimes that makes it even more tempting to order a takeaway or quickly put a ready meal into the microwave after work. But developing a relationship with food where you truly understand exactly what you are eating can be very powerful.

If you already cook from scratch, then you can take part in this year’s theme of ‘Celebrating a World of Flavours’. When cooking, why not try to incorporate some alternative ingredients from different countries into your usual classics. The National Nutrition Month website has an official guide you can follow week by week and examples of how to incorporate new ingredients into your meals, for example filling a fried omelette with fried rice, which is also known as ‘omurice’ in Japan.

Another way to eat right is to focus on portion size. Oftentimes, we eat more than we realise because we’re not paying attention to how much we’re eating. By being mindful of portion sizes, we can make sure that we’re not overeating.

Understanding what you put into your body is a key piece of knowledge that can unlock how we can control our health. There are many applications out there across IOS and Android devices that allow you to scan or input the foods you are using, learn how calorie-heavy they are and understand the balance of macros inside each product. Downloading a free food tracking app is very simple and you can be set up within seconds.

This leads on nicely from their last point, as meal planning and meal prepping can be a great way to stick to healthy eating.

Meal prepping is simply preparing your meals ahead of time, which can be extremely beneficial to those leading busier lifestyles. This saves time, allows you to control portion sizes (which can also directly result in saving money per portion), and can become an effective way to develop a routine of healthy eating.

For more ideas on eating well go to Get Nourished website here.

Source: Get Nourished



Fairtrade Fortnight – 27 February to 12 March 2023 –

Choosing Fairtrade now can help save the future of our favourite foods. During Fairtrade Fortnight, hundreds of individuals, companies and groups across Ireland come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

This Fairtrade Fortnight, join them in spreading a simple message: making the small switch to Fairtrade supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet.

Coffee, bananas and chocolate could soon be much more difficult to buy.

Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow. Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink. 

But here’s the good news.  

More people choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power and support for those communities.

By making the small switch to Fairtrade, we can all support producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet. 

On Tuesday 28 February, Fairtrade launches The Endangered Aisle, an exciting pop-up experience at 32 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PG.

Find the location on Google Maps.

The Endangered Aisle will be open to the public:

  • Tuesday 28 February, 9am–4pm
  • Wednesday 1 March, 9am-4pm
  • Thursday 2 March, 9am-1pm

The Endangered Aisle will shine a light on the supermarket staples most at risk of becoming endangered from the climate crisis, including coffee, bananas and chocolate.

Fairtrade will also release new research highlighting how climate change is endangering the future of many favourite foods grown by farmers overseas.

For lots more details on the Fairtrade Fortnight head over to the Fairtrade website.

Source: Fairtrade