Monday, March 26, 2012

25 Twitter Feeds to Start Following During National Nutrition Month

Maintaining a healthy diet ought to be an everyday habit, but March makes an appropriate time for those considering a changeover to finally go for it. Proper nutrition sometimes seems like such a trendy topic these days, but in reality it actually holds far more sway over public health and personal well-being than a true fad. Hopefully, the advancement of food education means more citizens enjoy access to and choose options that let them eat well and stay active. Whether getting started on a new regimen, hoping to better stick to a more established one, or just wanting to learn more about the role wholesome foods play in a healthy lifestyle, the following Twitter feeds offer up most excellent information. Give them a follow when looking for quick snippets to help you hack your health.

  1. The USDA presents a free tool encouraging Americans to think critically about their nutrition, and it shares little eating hacks on its related Twitter feed.

  2. USDAnutrition: Studies link low income with poor nutrition, as the healthiest foods so often tragically prove the least cost-effective. Find out what the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services offers economically deprived families to close this needless gap.

  3. USDA Team Nutrition: Another USDA Twitter feed (surprise!), this time dedicated to its efforts regarding teaching kids about making the best nutritional choices they can.

  4. U.S. FDA: Keep track of food recalls (and, of course, drugs and some pet care products) that might compromise your or your loved ones’ health with this handy dandy Twitter.

  5. EatingWell Magazine: It shouldn’t be too difficult to gauge what this microblog and accompanying periodical are all about, but I have a word limit to hit and will explain anyways. Eating Well’s official feed talks about eating well. Like, the nutrition kind of well, not the Two Fat Ladies definition.

  1. American Heart Assoc: Proper nutrition is essential to keeping one of the body’s most essential organs as happy and healthy as possible, and this popular organization offers up detailed advice about how to do it right.

  2. TodaysDiet&Nutrition: With free recipes suitable for a wide range of diet restrictions, both the Twitter and free online magazine offer up some great ways to eat healthy and learn about nutrition.

  3. Jeanette Jenkins: Follow one of the most popular nutrition and fitness experts on Twitter for a well-rounded look at how to eat right and exercise for a body that doesn’t hate you.

  4. Fruits & Vegetables: Learn all about the role fruits and vegetables play in a well-balanced diet, and head to the More Matters official page for advice on cooking, serving, and involving kids in the fun.

  5. Meals Matter: A grouping of the Dairy Council of California’s registered dietitians – who happen to also be mothers – dish out some great advice on whipping up nutritious, family-friendly meals.

  1. Foodimentary: Even though this Shorty Award winner doesn’t exclusively talk healthy diets, it does educate readers about food in general, nurturing the critical thinking skills necessary for making good choices.

  2. Susan Powers: Going raw foodist won’t meet everyone’s dietary needs, but for those interested in pursuing the lifestyle full- or part-time, Susan Powers provides all the information.

  3. Sarah Dussault: Remember to check out Sarah Dussault’s YouTube channel for fitness tips to go alongside her tweets about keeping a proper diet, exercising, and other health hallmarks.

  4. Nutrition News: Nutrition News cobbles together relevant resources and research regarding healthy eating so you don’t have to! Thanks, Nutrition News!

  5. Nutrition Blog Network: All the blogs hosted here are owned and maintained by registered dietitians, who post regularly about the hows, whats, and whys behind eating well.

  1. Just Food: Locavores and organic buffs should give Just Food a follow and stay on top of how the organization is promoting greener, healthier meal and snack options.

  2. Elisa Zied: Parents and contributor and registered dietitian Elisa Zied posts advice and answers questions regarding nutrition and food here.

  3. Food Revolution: Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef himself, heads up this initiative asking kids (and their parents!) to fight against unhealthy food additives and practices and for more cost-effective, nurturing replacements.

  4. Jamie Oliver: And for even more information about Food Revolution and other movements towards healthy foods, follow the man who stands at the forefront.

  5. FN’s Healthy Eats: Food Network hosts its own blog (and, of course, Twitter) packed with expert advice on anything and everything related to launching and maintaining a healthy diet.

  1. Both nutrition and food safety are the name of the game here, as both contribute to keeping the body running as efficiently as it can, though many neglect the latter’s role.

  2. Today’s Dietitian: One doesn’t have to be a dietary professional to find the industry magazine a useful read, though general audiences might think it gets a little technical in some spots.

  3. Eat This, Not That!: Instead of sticking to fad diets, try something a little more sensible by merely swapping out the usual fare for something more conducive to health and wellness.

  4. SchoolLunch: Parents, policymakers, and educators concerned about feeding kids the right stuff during school-based breakfasts and lunches should stay on top of the latest news and views concerning any progress.

  5. Marion Nestle: NYU sociology professor Marion Nestle’s work merges public policy and health concerns in with proper nutrition and food safety protocols.

Taken From Medical Billing and Coding

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