2008 is almost over. 2009 is upon us. An ending. A new beginning.
A chance to reflect on what we did and what we learned. A moment to plan ahead and set goals.
How are you planning to improve your sustenance?
We urge you to think not only of nutrition for your body, but how to nurture your soul. Eating should be elevated to dining. Spend time with your family and friends in choosing, preparing, and enjoying food. Don’t just grab and go. Savor the bounty of the earth. Chew slowly. Be thankful.
Here are ten food related suggestions, from ten dietitians, courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“Kiss and make up with food this year. Live at peace with food and don’t fear it. Invite healthier choices into your meals and worry less about what to avoid so you will be healthier and happier.”
— Dave Grotto, Author of “101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!” Chicago
“Forget about diets and focus on choosing wholesome, natural and less processed foods. Enjoying more whole foods that contain plenty of fiber like nuts, beans, fruits and vegetables to help you feel full so there is less room for empty calories that pack on the pounds.”
— Kathleen Zelman, director of nutrition, WebMD, Atlanta
“Go green. Enjoy a green vegetable every day of the year.”
— Wahida Karmally, The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University, New York