From National Nutrition Month in March, to gearing up for swimsuit season, living a healthy lifestyle is top of mind right now and extends far beyond New Year’s resolutions. While making healthy lifestyle choices should be a way of life, many people have the misconception that means food deprivation and sacrificing taste for fewer calories.
Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another. The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" and helps dispel the myth that healthy eating means cutting out flavor.
Dawn Jackson Blatner is an award-winning registered dietitian, nutrition consultant for the Chicago Cubs, food and nutrition blogger with Huffington Post, and a nutrition expert on the advisory board of Fitness magazine. She has worked as the dietitian for Lifetime Television, was a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for nine years and has more than fifteen years of experience working with clients to improve health outcomes such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. Recently Dawn received Lifetime Television’s “Remarkable Woman Award” for her work in the field of nutrition. She has a private practice based in Chicago, providing personalized nutrition counseling and educational workshops.
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