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Experts Talk National Nutrition Month

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March marks National Nutrition Month and health experts are marking it with a mix of new and old advice.

The traditional advice that still stands: fresh fruits and vegetable on a regular basis are a must in order to maintain good health.

Also, portion control is important for weight and appetite regulation.

Supervising Public Health Educator Mary McFadden said, "Part of having a nutritious diet is to decrease empty calories. A lot of empty calories come from sugary drinks. One 12 ounce soda could produce somewhere up to 200 calories. You need good proper nutrition to develop, to maintain proper functions in your body."

Experts also say the food pyramid is becoming obsolete. Now they're recommending a more individually tailored meal and exercise plan. You can find yours at www.choosemyplate.gov

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