National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, highlighting the importance of a nutritious diet. Most people know about fats and sugars being bad for you, but there are a lot of other, more complicated elements to understanding nutrition as well. For some very non-technical, easy-to-understand explanations of various nutrition topics, see these fact sheets from the Colorado State University Extension:

  • Bacterial Food-Borne Illness

  • Childhood Overweight

  • Cholesterol and Fats

  • Diet and Diabetes

  • Diet and Hypertension

  • Dietary Fiber

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans

  • Food Preparation to Promote Health

  • Food Safety During Pregnancy

  • Guide to Daily Food Choices

  • Guide to Washing Fresh Produce

  • Ingredient Substitutions

  • Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods

  • Meals for 1 or 2

  • Nutrition and Aging

  • Nutrition and Cancer

  • Nutrition and Dental Health

  • Nutrition and Oral Contraceptives

  • Nutrition for the Athlete

  • Nutrition Quackery

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Osteoporosis

  • Potassium and Health

  • Salad Greens

  • Shopping at Colorado Farmers' Markets

  • Sodium in the Diet

  • Sugar and Sweeteners

  • Understanding the Food Label

  • Vegetarian Diets

  • Water-Soluble Vitamins

  • Weight Loss Diet Books

  • Weight Loss Products and Programs

  • Weight Management

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