July is Nutrition Month

In the Philippines, Nutrition Month is celebrated every month of July. So this month, on POC Wellness, we shall be featuring articles related to nutrition and good eating.

The habit of eating healthy is not something that we are born with or develop overnight. Kids naturally go for what is sweet or crispy, not what is green and healthy. So it’s good to start them off right. For me, the best tip is to be good examples as parents, because children copy what we do. Read more tips for making healthy eating fun for kids here from Toni of Wifely Steps.

Also from Toni is an article on label lingo. Good nutrition starts with choosing the right food. The article includes 10 supermarket buzzwords that each supermarket shopper must know.

This month is also a good time to dig the archives of POC Wellness, especially the articles on organic food. What’s a better way to eat good food than to make it yourself? Organic gardening sounds like a good hobby, though I’ve never really tried it myself (I must be the only brown thumb in a family of green-thumbs!). I may initially be excited setting up the garden – buying seeds, pots, soils, garden windmills. But I’m not really sure if I can sustain the hobby…

Anyway, here’s a great article on Organic Gardening 101. While you’re at it, you may want to make your own organic fertilizer by vermiculturing.

Here’s to good food and good health! 🙂

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