Nutrition Notes for National Nutrition Month: 5 Shortcuts to Better Family Nutrition by Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP

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Nutrition Notes for National Nutrition Month: 5 Shortcuts to Better Family Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month, and for many parents, a reminder that they need to step up their healthy eating game. The biggest challenge is usually lack of time, but fast and healthy are a feasible combination. 

Here are the five quick tips I give parents to boost their family’s nutrition without adding work to their daunting daily routines:

  • Shop online. Multitask, save a trip and check inventory in real time, so you don’t buy extra or leave anything out.
  • Chop and store. Fruit and veggies are easy to hand out when they’re washed and ready.
  • Snack smart. Busy families sometimes need snacks to survive, so anticipate hunger emergencies and have things like nutsapplesauce or dried fruit on hand.

Parents tend to attribute poor nutrition to a lack of time, but bad habits are also to blame. Simple daily tweaks will make eating healthier easier, so jumpstart your healthy strategies today.

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Elisa Schmitz
So many of us eat on the run because we are doing too much, and neglect nutrition. Thank you for these great tips, Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP !
Donna John
We all can probably eat a little better. Thanks for the tips!

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