National Nutrition Month!

DSC_5824March is National Nutrition Month and with today being the first day of spring, there are so many reasons to celebrate! Hopefully old man winter is behind us, (even though he went pretty easy on most of the US this year) which means warmer weather, with that brings fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities and exercise, and fresh air and sunshine.

There are so many reasons to celebrate National Nutrition Month, with obesity, diabetes, and chronic illness on the rise there is no better time than now to decide to get healthy. The Raw Food Institute reports, “…100 years ago, Americans consumed only 10 pounds of sugar a year, now the average American is consuming over 170 POUNDS of sugar a year.” I was dumb founded to hear those numbers. But the more I thought about what Americans are eating every day from lattes and pastries to fast foods and desserts, I guess it does make sense. It’s no wonder this country seems to constantly sick.

So, for the rest of the month why not decide to do something better for yourself. Choose to make better food choices and establish good eating habits. Try one meal a day to really make and effort to eat the entire meal completely thoughtful and nutritious and try it for week!The next week, try making good choices on all your lunches or all your snacking.

Commit yourself to get outside more and get more physical activity and exercise. It can be as simple as mowing the lawn or raking the leaves to walking for 20 minutes to swimming laps at your local pool. The old saying “if you don’t have your health, then you have nothing,” is true. You only get one body and one life! Make today the day you decide to take back your health. Choose to take better care of your family and yourself.

If you live in Maryland or near the Eastern Shore in Virginia and Delaware. Here are a couple extra sites to check out! They contain information on recipes, meet up groups and events for knowledge and information from local farmers, health, and non-profit organizations. Chop Chop Magazine or you can text Chop Chop to 43186 to get information via text from this magazine loaded with information by the state of Maryland or check out Slow Food Delmarva for upcoming events and meetings for the whole family.

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

2 thoughts on “National Nutrition Month!

  1. Obesity is really one of the health problems which plaque our society these days, It is easily treatable by being more physical and of course by having a healthier diet. :,`;’

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