The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states on their website that “Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.” There is also increasing evidence that a healthy diet can improve brain performance and with midterms all around us, we need all the brain power we can get! With all of this in mind, it seems fitting that we join in on this month’s celebration of National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages “everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” So help yourself to some leafy greens, grab an apple, and checkout these nutrition-related titles listed on our WU Reads Reading Guide.
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – François de La Rochefoucald