National Nutrition Month

 

National Nutrition Month 2019

National Nutrition Month

Since what we eat can have a direct impact on our health and how we feel, every March is National Nutrition Month, and draws attention to the importance of healthy eating for all ages, genders, and backgrounds. 

 

 

Fruits and Veggies more matters month logo

Where to start?

Since 90% of Americans do not eat enough fruits and veggies, by simply focusing on adding more veggies to your meals and fruits and veggies as snackcs, we can achieve better nutrition! Check out our Nutrition Page to learn more about healthy eating!

Nutrition Information

 

 

In addition to National Nutrition Month, another important food holiday occurs in March - Whole Grain Sampling Day! Whole Grain Sampling Day highlights the importance of choosing whole grains over refined grains for better nutrition and to promote health and encourages supermarkets to offer food demos that include whole grains for customers to try.

A handful of our locations will be participating in Whole Grains Sampling Day on March 27, 2019. Be sure to stop in to try Cheesy Fiesta Rice made with Our Family brown rice. In addition to brown rice, a few other favorite whole grains include: farro, oatmeal, popcorn, and whole wheat bread, pasta and crackers. Look for "whole grain" as the first ingredient on the ingredient list.

Be sure to shop VG's Grocery for a great selection of whole grains all year round. 

 

 

Cheesy Fiesta Rice with garnish

Cheesy Fiesta Rice

Ingredients:

  1. 8.5 oz package Our Family brown rice
  2. 10 oz can Our Family tomatoes with chilies
  3. 1/2 cup Our Family sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Carefully pour cooked rice into a serving bowl.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes with chilies and cheese until combine. Serve.