“Get Your Plate in Shape” is this year’s theme for National Nutrition Month!
This commemorative month was created in 1980 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to stress “the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” March 14, 2012 is also Registered Dietician Day.
A plate is divided into four sections: fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins, plus a separate glass for dairy. This representation is to assist individuals with visualizing how to incorporate the Dietary Guidelines for their own meals. For more information and resources about National Nutrition Month check out www.eatright.org.
Nina Victores, a recent college graduate from Texas A&M University, compiled a wonderfully concise book a couple of years ago entitled “Career Guidance for High School Students.” It contains invaluable personal advice for high school students on career selection from individuals at the top of their profession. Featured, among many others, are David W. Leebron, President of Rice University; Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton; Dr. Edward D. Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System; United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison; and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs.
Nina has extra copies of this useful book and will mail you one for a $10 donation to the American Red Cross. Send $10 to: Katy Confidential, P.O. Box 6568, Katy, Texas 77491, with your name and address and 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.