Eat for your health this National Nutrition Month

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Throughout March, The Whole U invites you to join in the celebration of National Nutrition Month. This month is dedicated to rediscovering the joys of eating well, emphasizing the importance of nurturing good nutrition and establishing healthy eating habits.

The Whole U has a variety of events and resources for you to take advantage of this month, as well as challenges to test your mettle and boost your overall health.

31 Days of Fruits and Vegetables Challenge

A great way to start is with our 31 Days of Fruits and Vegetables Challenge.

Eating a variety of nutritious foods each day is essential to good health. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your day is one way to make sure you get in your vitamins and minerals as well as a mix of colors, flavors and textures to make your meals more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, many people do not get the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. With The Whole U, you can challenge yourself to meet a daily goal for an entire month using our handy one-page tracker to monitor your progress.

As an extra incentive, participants in the challenge can score swag when you share a photo of your fruits and veggies with The Whole U via email or by tagging The Whole U on social media. Up to 100 winners will receive a reusable drawstring bag or tumbler.

Upon registering, your 31-day tracker will be available for download on your confirmation page. Be sure to download so you can follow along from a device or print your tracker!

Complementary March events

Want to enhance your focus on nutrition this month? Try these related virtual events through The Whole U.

Successful Goal Setting with Nidhi Agrawal

March 12, noon-1 p.m., Zoom

Maintaining the motivation to achieve your goals is a challenge—especially when it comes to healthy eating. In this interactive online session, Nidhi Agrawal, a professor of marketing at the UW Foster School of Business, will lead you on an exploration of effective strategies for smarter goal setting, self-motivation, action commitment and persistence. She will also introduce constructive methods for handling setbacks.

UW Food System Sustainability with UW Housing and Food Services

March 20, noon-1 p.m., Zoom

The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month is “Beyond the Table,” inviting us to consider the many factors—production, supply chain—that impact the nutritional value of your food.  At this webinar, learn how UW HFS manages to feed a small city while practicing innovative and environmentally sustainable methods of sourcing, serving and disposing of food—including the UW Farm to Table program, reusable and compostable containers, fair trade sourcing and waste reduction.

Virtual High-Intensity Interval Training

March 21, noon-1 p.m., Zoom

When after you’ve fueled your body with nutritious fruits and vegetables, put this fuel to the test with a free high-intensity interval training class offered by HIIT Lab, one of The Whole U’s discount partners. HIIT targets the entire body at once through alternating strength and dynamic cardio movements at different intervals. It’s a great alternative to traditional cardio. This session, using only body weight as resistance, is tailored to people of all fitness levels.

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