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Advanced Nutrition students to help community "Eat right with color"

Add vibrancy and color to your diet for the best health.
Add vibrancy and color to your diet for the best health.
Photo used with permission.

Somewhere over the rainbow—there’s a land full of green grass, bright flowers, and sunny skies.

Somewhere over the rainbow—there is a bright plate of colorful food, chock full of nutrients.

Although the campus is laden with snow, that doesn’t mean our dinner plates have to match.

Do you you ever look down at your plate as the white-on-white theme reflects back at you? White bread, white pasta, white chicken, and white sauce fading into the backdrop of the white ceramic plate?

Let’s break out from the mundane and add some vibrancy and color! Fill your plate with ROYGBV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, & violet) produce and feel yourself breaking out from the pale, cold winter.

“Eat right with Color” is this year’s theme for National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign celebrated annually in March by the American Dietetic Association.

To celebrate National Nutrition Month® students taking the Advanced Nutrition course at St. Catherine University are trying their hand at journalistic-style writing and composing nutrition messages to benefit the campus community.

Ready to learn more about the latest research and tips to improve your health? Look for articles from the Advanced Nutrition Class as they are posted throughout the month.

Can’t wait to learn more? Check out the National Nutrition Month® website.

Student stories posted
Cassie Maguire '11 wrote about the healthful benefits of green tea.
Katlyn Beecken '11 explored fish oil research.

March 7, 2011 by Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, NSCA-CPT

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