Nutrition Month: A time to review eating habits

Megan Perpich, RD

Melissa Simons, RD

By Registered Dietitians Megan Perpich & Melissa Simons

March is National Nutrition Month. This is a great time of year to review your eating habits and learn something new about proper nutrition. This year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future”.

Here are some tips for eating right to avoid food waste:

Plan meals based on foods you already have on hand. Check your refrigerator, freezer and pantry for food that needs to be used up.

Get creative with leftovers. Cut up cooked meat and vegetables to make soups, salads or sandwiches.

Practice good food safety. Don’t risk eating or drinking anything that you suspect has spoiled. Eat leftovers within 3 to 4 days (or freeze for up to 3 to 4 months).

Learn more on how to nourish your body during all stages of life and how to eat sustainably from this Eat Right tip sheet or at

Registered dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living and are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.

Here at Riverwood, our services include medical nutrition therapy for weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, GERD, renal disease, food allergies/sensitivities, Crohn’s disease/irritable bowel syndrome, nutrition support, and specialized nutrition management.

Individual appointments with a Registered Dietitian are available with a medical provider’s referral. For more information, call Riverwood at (218) 927-8281.

Learn more on nutrition services and Riverwood Dietitians Megan Perpich and Melissa Simons.