It’s National Nutrition Month! This month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invites us to focus our attention on making better choices when we eat and develop better habits when it comes to food and physical activity.

The theme for this year is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” Putting our best fork forward can mean a lot of things: making better choices about what is on our plate, eating with healthier habits, and making sure that each bite counts. As with anything, making small changes can have a significant impact on your health and making informed eating choices adds up over time.

To get started, we invite you to learn how to read a Nutrition Facts Label. Knowing what’s in the food that you eat is an important first step in understanding the impact that your diet has on your overall health.