March 2016 Archives

March Is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month Herndon VAWe all know that discussions about good dietary habits and nutrition take place every day almost everywhere. Families talk about it at home, teachers discuss it in schools and doctors, nurses and registered nutritionists discuss good nutrition with patients.

Many people believe that flavor must be sacrificed when eating nutritious foods. This is far from true. Some research confirms that taste is more important than nutrition when choosing one food over another. Realistically, the foods people enjoy most are usually the ones they eat. Therefore, setting healthy eating standards that also satisfy the taste buds is important to family nutrition.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes National Nutrition Month in March to show how to mix good taste and nutrition with healthy meals. This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Check out the 7 Kitchen Staples for Teen-Friendly Meals.Read more on March Is National Nutrition Month…

Braces Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patricks Day recipes Herndon VAWhether you are Irish or not, St Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in everyone, kids and adults alike. Many patients ask for green colored elastics in March! Whether you go to a party, watch a parade, eat green soup, or just put on a green hat, St Patrick’s Day has become a holiday fixture in the US.

The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. He lived in Ireland in 432 and became a champion of Irish Christianity. March 17th marks the day of St. Patrick’s death and has been commemorated by the Irish for over 1,000 years. St. Patrick’s Day is still observed as a religious feast day by many Christians, but it is better known for its celebration of Irish culture. Read more on Braces Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes…