National Nutrition Month

There are some things in life we know we should do, but for some reason they’re always so hard to accomplish. Eating healthy every day seems to be one of them.

March is National Nutrition Month, a time when we can all take a step back and look at the food we put in our bodies on a daily basis and resolve to make smarter decisions with our diets.

Why is nutrition so important? So often we look at food as entertainment or a social necessity. We forget that food is fuel for our body. The better the fuel, the better our bodies will function.

Maintaining a healthy diet is essential for everyone, but it’s crucial for people who suffer from certain types of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many more. In these cases, staying away from certain nutrients — like sodium — or eating certain food groups in moderation — like refined carbohydrates — is essential for managing your health condition.

That’s why registered dieticians play such a crucial role in the health care field. In fact, today, March 14, is Registered Dietician Day. RDs are quite literally food and nutrition experts. They have been trained in the science of food — how certain food groups affect your natural body processes and what foods should be avoided or emphasized based on what medical conditions you suffer from.

At Bingham Memorial Hospital, we know how important your diet is to your overall health. That’s why we have licensed, qualified registered dieticians on staff — to help guide our patients’ decisions when it comes to healthy eating.

Whether it’s a LAP BAND patient charting a new eating course for a new way of life, helping diabetes patients make smarter decisions to manage their condition, or if you just want to eat healthier in order to keep your body functioning properly, Kathy Puckett, R.D., C.D.E., can help you map out a plan for your life when it comes to your diet and help you find healthy alternatives to your favorite sinful snacks and dishes.

If you’d like more information about living a healthier life through healthier food choices, contact Kathy by calling 782-3722.

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