March is National Nutrition Month®

Posted on March 19, 2019

Lisa Perry, RDN, Lisa Perry Nutrition, lisaperryrdn@gmail.com

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, my goal is to help clients lead their best lives by making healthful food choices, as well as, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Nutrition affects each system in our body, including, cardiovascular, brain/mental health, immune, and musculoskeletal, just to name a few. As a result, a diet that is lacking in nutrients may impede recovery and function of an individual who is under the care of a physical therapist. Eating a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthful fats, and protein, will help ensure a healthy foundation to achieve physical therapy goals.  Even small changes, like making one-half your plate vegetables or having roasted chicken instead of chicken nuggets, can increase your nutrient intake. Better nutrition yields better health!