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              National Nutrition Month 
              March 2020
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National Nutrition week was initiated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1973, in 1980 it was changed to National Nutrition Month ®  with March 11 being Registered Dietitian Day. 
The theme for 2020 promotes eating "Eat Right - Bite by Bite". The Academy encourages people to make informed food choices and to develop sound eating and physical activity habits for good health.  This can be accomplished by eating a variety of nutritious foods every day, planning and making better choices. 
Special messages are being sent to Millennials to "Make Time for Healthful Eating, Regular Physical Activity" since they are always on the go and busy with careers and raising families. This is such a grab and go generation in regard to food, it does take planning to make sound food and exercise choices daily.   

The third message is "Healthy Eating at Work" since nearly 25 percent of employed adults consume foods and beverages at work weekly which tend to be high in calories and include refined grains, added sugars and sodium.   In addition to lunch and snacks, many Americans are also eating out for breakfast and dinner so smart choices are needed day long.   

Remember to include fruits and vegetables at meals; limit salt, added fats and sugar (i.e. sugar sweetened drinks and fried foods); include dairy rich foods, use whole grain products; drink eight glasses of water; consume poultry, meat and seafood in controlled portions with low fat cooking methods.  Most importantly, have a balanced and portion smart dietary intake and incorporate daily physical activity for the entire family.    

More information about National Nutrition Month guidelines for 2020 can be found at: eatright.org

Upcoming Events

Healthy Choices Grants
Next Deadline April 15

Action for Healthy Kids Grants

Between now and April 3, parents and school staff can apply for a Game On or Parents for Healthy Kids school grant to improve kids' health and well-being, which helps them learn, succeed, and thrive.

March 2020 National Nutrition Month 
School Breakfast Week, March 4 - 8, 2020
Contact your Child Nutrition Department for events planned at your school.

Now Accepting 
Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board Applications
through March 27, 2020. For application and more information
contact sjbristow@oliverfoundation.org

Meet the Oliver Teen Advisory Board        
YEAH Teem Board Nov2010

The Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board is a 12-18 member  organization represented by students across the Houston area. Each month you'll meet       a different member who will share their perspective on living a healthy life.  

Sreeram Satish, Board Member
Clements High School - Sugar Land, Texas 
Teen Board Member 2019 - Present

Sreeram is a junior at Clements High School. He is a member of the Varsity Debate Team and the Junior Varsity Orchestra. Sreeram and has been playing the violin for over 8 years and has won the gold medal in violin solo performance for the past three 3 years. He is a member of the Science Junior Honor Society, Junior Engineering Technology Society and was a semi finalist (top 10% in the nation) in the USA Biology Olympiad.
Tips to Optimize Cellular Device Use
People always say that "too much of a good thing can be a bad thing". In our modern day and age, people from ages ranging anywhere from young children all the way up to older adults have some sort of cellular device.  
Smartphones have genuinely changed how we live and our daily lifestyles. We enjoy the privilege of being able to connect to the world as we carry our smartphones in our pockets wherever we go. Although the use of these smart devices might seem like they are extremely beneficial and convenient, the truth is that excessive use of them might not be the best for your health.  In fact, there are several reasons why an overuse or addiction to using these devices can negatively impact your physical and mental well-being. Here are some of the ways that excessive can impair your body's abilities.


1. Smart phone use can decrease the amount of social interactions that you have by altering your mood and cognitive ability.


2. The use of cellular devices also results in your memory capacity decreasing as a result of over-reliance.


3. It could also lead to excessive weight gain as a result for decreased physical exercise and activity.


4. Most importantly, overuse of one's phone can causes disruptive sleeping patterns.

Now, here are some of the most efficient and optimal ways to take time away from cellphone use.


1. Enjoy some outdoor activity and physical exercise.


2. Perhaps you could read a novel or write some stories with pen and paper.


3. Spend time on your hobbies and other productive activities.

Using your cellular devices might not be totally avoidable but we should at least try to minimize the amount of time that we spend using them. At the end of the day, smart phones and devices are integral to our daily lives, but we should take time away from them and  continue to explore the world around us!
Sreeram Satish
March 2020 Newsletter

Anshumi Jhaveri
Co-Event Coordinator
YEAH Teem Board Nov2010
Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls 

1. 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt 
2. 1 cup raspberries 
3. 1 cup blueberries 
4. I cup granola 

1. Take how much yogurt you want into a bowl. 
2. Put the berries in. 
3. Garnish with granola and enjoy! 

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