Eat Yourself Smart
National Nutrition Month, which takes place during the month of March, is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The main focus of this campaign is to encourage individuals to eat more healthfully, make better food choices, and give importance to being physically active.
Loma Linda University’s Nutrition Council Student Association has chosen to focus on brain health for National Nutrition Month 2016. One of the most important organs in our bodies is the brain. The brain is responsible for our thoughts, actions, reasoning, and bodily functions. In order to keep the brain healthy, it is not only important to study hard in school but to eat smart too. Research has shown that eating more berries, avocados, beans, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and walnuts can improve memory, cognitive function, planning, learning capacity, motor skills, and critical thinking skills.
Brain Awareness Handout 1 Brain Awareness Handout 2
For more information please visit the Nutrition Council Student Association Blog for upcoming events and nutrition information at: http://ncsablogger.weebly.com