"Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" is the theme for National Nutrition Month® 2014. Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another. While social, emotional and health factors also play a role, the foods people enjoy are likely the ones they eat most. This year's key messages for NNM will focus on how to combine taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow the Dietary Guidelines recommendations.
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
National Nutrition Month also promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based food and nutrition information.
Makes 1 serving
3 cups popped fat-free unsalted popcorn
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
2 tablespoons raisins or other dried fruit such as cranberries, apricots or dates
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar
In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients and toss well.
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
Fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 39 g
Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 6 g
Sodium: 274 mg
Recipe provided courtesy of John Wiley & Sons