Sunday, March 18, 2012

Get Your Plate in Shape!

March is National Nutrition Month!  The theme for 2012 is Get Your Plate in Shape.  Links from the Eat Right website include The Good Nutrition Reading List, Games & Quizzes, & Nutrition Education Resources.

At ABC Libraries, we believe in good nutrition...a healthy body is the foundation for a healthy mind!  Our catalog certainly boasts a diverse array of nutrition topics.  A subject search under "Nutrition" reveals headings such as "Nutrition - Athletes", "Nutrition - Businesspeople", "Nutrition - Childrens Films", "Nutrition - Infants", & "Nutrition - Japan".  You can browse the subject heading list, or try a keyword search, such as "nutrition pregnancy" or "nutrition weight loss", to find the nutritional guide that best suits your needs.

Here are a couple of (mostly) recent nutrition titles you might enjoy:

The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time by Laurie David

The Cleaner Plate Club by Beth Bader and Alison Wade Benjamin

Coffee is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth about Diet and Nutrition Claims by Robert J. Davis

The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life by Gary Small & Gigi Vorgan

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan

Local Flavors: Recipes, Menus, and Insights from America's Farmers' Markets by Deborah Madison

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

Eat Smart Eat Raw by Kate Wood

The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus by Bryant Terry

What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets photographed by Peter Menzel ; written by Faith D'Aluisio (this team also wrote Hungry Planet: What the World Eats & Man Eating Bugs: The Art & Science of Eating Insects)

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater by Matthew Amster-Burton

Food Matters by Mark Bittman

In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart by Alice Waters

1 comment:

Susan said...

Late in February, just in time for National Nutrition Month, I discovered SuperTracker at, a fun new online tracking tool for your healthy eating, exercise and weight management goals.

You set your own goals, such as to eat more vegetables or reach a desired weight. Login is free and you can save and track your meals or your exercise or both. Easier than keeping a journal!

The Food Tracker shows you the nutritional information from your meals, and calculates how many calories your activities burn. You may be surprised (I was) to see how much sodium is in your food, even if you avoid salt.

Graphs clearly display your progress. It's a fun way to keep yourself accountable for healthy eating and exercise.

The tool can be used to track a single person or a whole family's progress.