During National Nutrition Month 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges all of us to start small—one forkful at a time. Rather than focusing on just one specific food or meal, remember to balance what you eat and drink with your individual energy needs.

Overall well-being includes enjoyable eating, active living, and healthy lifestyle behaviors. How much you eat is as important as what you eat. You can create your own personalized eating plan at Choose MyPlate. Look for Online Tools and pick SuperTracker. Finding activities that you enjoy and being physically active most days of the week is also important to improving your overall health. Physical activity is important for everyone, but how much you need depends on your age.

If you need support to manage your weight or lower your health risks, you can consult with a registered dietitian nutritionist to get easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, food preferences, and health-related needs. We have more than 20 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists working on our team to help us achieving our mission to improve health and wellness for all Arizonans. Some of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are full-time State employees, and others provide contracted services. They provide timely, accurate and science-based nutrition information. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists work in the divisions of Prevention and Licensing as well as at the Arizona State Hospital.

You can visit eatright.org to find an registered dietitian nutritionist near you. Visit the Arizona Nutrition Network to find health recipes you can enjoy with your family.