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What we eat has a huge impact on our mental and physical health. For instance, too much salt and sugar can create inflammations in the body that result in fatigue and feelings of mental lethargy, and may also lead to other health concerns. Our body speaks to us all the time. The cravings that come from certain foods is the body’s way of saying "pay attention." Those attuned to the feelings and sensations in the body can often pick up these subtle messages.

National Nutrition Month is a reminder to explore our eating habits and examine what kinds of food give us good energy, and what kinds make us feel heavy and lethargic. Taking care of oneself is the best gift we can give ourselves and our loved ones.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics started an annual campaign for National Nutrition Month for the month of March. The goal is to bring awareness to healthy foods and to help develop healthy eating habits. The Dietary Guidelines for American’s 2020–2025 is a digital publication available to the public through the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Health and Human Services. It offers extensive advice on how to build a healthy diet to help prevent diet-related chronic disease. Conscious eating is the way to change our relationship with food, balance our body and live a healthier life.

Your library offers a varied collection of resources in accessible formats on health and nutrition that can assist readers looking to make informed food choices and develop good eating and physical activity habits. Some titles of interest include: