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National Nutrition Month
Greetings! 
 

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, we're pleased to offer many educational opportunities to encourage better-informed food choices and sound eating habits.

 

Check out the fun activities at Mettler during the month of March:

  • Exclusive Offer - 20% off Nutri-Coach packages all month
  • Tasty Tuesday Talks - 9-9:30am in the Lounge
  • Ask a Registered Dietitian - Submit question at comment box or through "Ask an Expert."
  • Food Sampling - Meet Michaela on March 11 from 8-9am
  • Grocery Store Tour - March 18, 7:30am and 2:30pm 
  • Prize Drawing - Enter to win a Polar Loop when you schedule a nutrition consult in the month of March.

Below, Dietitian Michaela Kruse outlines several tips for learning to enjoy healthy foods. We wish you the best as you use March to reevaluate your food choice and make positive improvements. 


Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Owner/CEO
4 Ways to Love Healthy Foods

4 Ways to Love Healthy Foods

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. This year's theme, "Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle," reminds us that one of the essential components of healthy eating is to enjoy eating healthy foods.

There is no group of people I know who love food more than dietitians. I believe this quality helps make us healthy eaters. While we like to eat high-calorie or nutrient-poor foods on occasion, we also genuinely love healthy foods. We love the way they taste; we love the way they nourish us. We can choose foods based on their nutritional value, enjoy the taste of them, and not feel deprived by declining the less healthy option. Follow the lead of healthy eaters, and learn to love the taste of healthy foods, starting with these tips:

  1. Be an adventurous eater. Try new (healthy) foods at every opportunity. Or, if you have a limited diet now, make it a goal to experiment with a new fruit or vegetable each week. Don't give up on a food if you don't like it the first time. Prepare it a new way, and try it again!

  2. Slow down when eating. Chew your food thoroughly, and put your fork down between bites to allow yourself to savor the taste of food longer.

  3. Tune-in to your senses. Pay attention to the appearance, flavor, aroma, and "mouthfeel" of your food, and allow yourself to appreciate how foods affect all of your senses.

  4. Learn delicious ways to cook healthy foods. Gradually cut down on fat, sugar, and salt in your usual recipes, and watch how your taste buds adapt to appreciate the natural taste of foods. Use citrus juices, herbs, spices, oils, and vinegars to add amazing new zest to your food while you reduce your reliance on fat, sugar, and salt.

To schedule a 30-minute nutrition consultation with Michaela Kruse, RD, LDN, see Member Services or call 356-6543. 

SPECIAL OFFER
Offer expires: 3/31/15
20% off
Any Nutri-Coach package. Limit one per customer.

 

Upcoming Events 
3/5   Foodie Forum
3/8   Daylight Savings Time
3/11 National RD Day
3/20 Spring Begins

View our class schedule for the most current information.
Free Hearing Screenings

Did you know 1-in-10 people have hearing loss? Hometown Hearing & Audiology will be conducting free hearing screenings at Mettler on Tuesday, March 17th. 

 

Please sign up in advance at Member Services. Screenings are 15-minutes.

Alexander
Technique Demos

Experience a taste of Alexander Technique during our Demo Days with Laura Chiaramonte, AmSat-certified Alexander Technique teacher.

 

Monday, March 16th 

12:00-3:00pm

 

Wednesday, March 18th 

5:30-8:00pm

 

Thursday, March 19th 

12:00-3:00pm

 

Sign up for a free, 15-minute mini-session to get a firsthand idea of how the training works. 

Win a Polar Loop!
Book a nutrition consultation with our Registered Dietitian in March and be registered to win a Polar Loop Activity Tracker.

Schedule your free, 30-minute consult at Member Services or by calling 356-6543.  
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