It’s National Nutrition Month 2017, and that means it’s time to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” This year the initiative put forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits. While there’s no “one size fits all” plan when it comes to diet and nutrition, it’s important to eat regular, balanced meals and incorporate nutrient-rich snacks.
A recent study from the USDA reveals that almost 20% of daily calorie intake comes from snack food. Research also shows that smart, healthy snacking is critical to maintaining energy, improving mood and increasing productivity. Making healthy snack choices should be an essential part of every well-balanced diet, even for a busy society constantly on the go. Registered dietician Jim White recommends healthy snack choices such as fruits and vegetables, low-sodium soups, peanut butter on whole grain, and nuts as healthy snacks for busy people.
“Americans are more nutrition-conscious than ever before,” says HealthyYOU Vending owner Jeff Marsh. “They’re eating healthier at home and then looking for those same options when they leave the house.”
Each day, millions of Americans look to vending machines for a quick snack to fight off the mid-afternoon munchies. Studies show that smart, healthful snacking has a positive impact on mental alertness, energy levels, overall performance and staving off the hunger pangs that can cause overeating at mealtimes.
Making small changes during National Nutrition Month, and over time, can help improve health now and into the future. With more than 2,500 healthy vending options to choose from, HealthyYOU Vending is dedicated to providing convenient access to a variety of healthy snack options.
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