Fuel for the Future!

Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) creates an annual campaign to help people learn about making informed foods choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future” and emphasizes eating with sustainability in mind.

We hope you’re still crushing your wellness-related New Year’s resolutions! For the rest of us, this month gives us an opportunity to reflect inward and make tangible changes to our diets or workout regimens. It could be as simple as adding another veggie or fruit to every meal.

When we eat real, nourishing foods, we’re getting a wealth of vitamins and minerals that support not only healthy internal function, but give skin, hair, and nails an extra glow. Look good, feel good.

From yoga classes to sustainable farming workshops, the opportunities to celebrate this month are endless in cities all across the country.

What is March 2023 National nutrition Month?
National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. The government introduces a special theme every year that primarily focuses on that year’s theme.

“Let thy food be thy medicine,” said Hippocrates (a long, long time ago), but the sentiment still rings true. National Nutrition Month, celebrated in March, stresses the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes the transformative powers of healthy food choices. The Academy encourages using a registered dietitian in order to develop and stick with a healthy eating plan.


  1. Go, go, H2O!

    We all know drinking water helps in nearly every aspect of wellness, but drinking the recommended amount of water per day can be tough. Electrolyte additives offer the same, if not better benefits that drinking six or more glasses of water a day would.

  2. Choose food over supplements

    Though there are some who sincerely lack certain vitamins and minerals that can’t be achieved through diet alone, most of the good things our bodies need come from food — not store-bought supplements. Research shows that certain supplements haven’t been tested to meet many purity and safety standards, making them unreliable sources of nutrition.

  3. Opt for color

    When in doubt, throw some color on your plate — natural color, that is. Bright greens from crunchy vegetables or vibrant reds from tangy fruit will not only make your meal Instagram-worthy, they’ll give you a healthy boost.

  4. Pack your lunch

    Avoiding typical restaurant or fast-food grease may seem obvious, but according to Harvard Health Publishing, even more important than that is the ability to control portion sizes when you pack your own lunch. Try something fun like a DIY Bento box!

  5. Shop the perimeter

    Shopping a supermarket’s outside aisles ensures that you’re getting healthy alternatives to processed foods like produce, meat, and dairy. When you move inward, most, if not all, of the products contain unnecessary additives and sugar.

At McGregor, our dietary team satisfies the needs of our residents, both in taste and nutritionally, simply because it’s food for thought. What motivates our bodies nutritionally also helps the mind.