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Diane Henderkis, RD, Chef and Culinary Nutritionist

Put Your Best Fork Forward

It’s National Nutrition Month®, and this year the Academy wants you to start with simple changes that can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Chef and Culinary Nutritionist, Diane Henderiks, shares ways to turn traditional take-out meals into simple, quick and nutritious dinners using the ingredients already in your kitchen.


Tweet ThisFor #NationalNutritionMonth, @DianeHenderiks shows ways to make take-out meals simple & nutritious!

What is your top tip for healthy eating?

  • Eat more fiber
  • Reduce sodium and sugar
  • Cut saturated fat
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Cook more meals at home
You CAN Shift It - Infographic

You CAN Shift It!

The Canned Food Alliance’s recent Menu Modeling Research builds on what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants us to be thinking about this March during National Nutrition Month®. Small changes in the diet and incorporating canned fruits, vegetables, beans and lean proteins can help Americans meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Check out these sample menus to help your clients and patients think about transforming meals with just a few small shifts.


Tweet ThisSmall changes to your diet can help you meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Find out how!

Chicken Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Asparagus
Family Fiesta Soft Tacos

Recipes of the Month: Takeout-Like Recipes

As we work towards a healthier lifestyle, here are a few takes on meals that are quick and easy, helping you avoid dialing for delivery!

Tweet ThisCreate meals that are healthier than takeout, but just as quick and easy. It's simpler than you think! #HealthyEating 

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