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National Nutrition Month

March 27, 2019 Updated: September 8, 2020

UFCW Local 5 members inside a plant processing carrots and celery

March is National Nutrition Month and a good opportunity to not only thank the UFCW men and women who help make the healthy foods we eat, but also our hardworking men and women in the health care field, like the registered dietitians of Kaiser Permanente.

What is a nutritionist?

Nutritionists are experts in food, health and nutrition. Nutritionists can work in a wide range of environments where healthy eating is important- which can be anywhere from hospitals and grocery stores to gyms and fitness centers.

Member Spotlight

One of our own UFCW nutritionists is also a published author. Kaiser dietitian and UFCW Local 400 member Mary Lynn Farivari shared her tips for preparing nutritious, flavorful meals in her cookbook, Healthy Palate. 

Farivari published the cookbook in 2010 after her patients urged her to share her healthy and delicious recipes with others who would benefits from them.

Farivari works at Kaiser Permanente’s Capitol Hill Medical Center where she provides individual nutrition counseling and teaches classes for those who want to lose weight, manage their diabetes, or lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. She was recognized at Kaiser Permanente with a Thrive Award for sharing her passion for nutrition.

You can order Farivari’s book online and learn for yourself how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet in a way that is both delicious and nutritious.

Nutrition Resources You Can Use

The USDA has put together a number of great resources for National Nutrition Month that can help you stay on track year round. With recommendations and tools for kids, teens, families, and nutrition professionals, there’s a little something for everyone looking to learn more about what they can do to make eating right easier and more fun.

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