Go further with food during National Nutrition Month

Texas Children’s is a community that cares for our patients, their families and each other – so as we get ready to celebrate National Nutrition Month® in March, it is important to remember that healthy eating is always in season.

To celebrate this year’s theme, Go Further with Food, the Food and Nutrition Services department, in partnership with Employee Health and Well-Being, is sponsoring several events throughout the month of March and offering nutrition support resources. Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a difference. Preparing foods to go further at home and within the community can have a positive impact, as well.

Celebrating National Nutrition Month at Texas Children’s

Join the Employee Health and Well-Being Registered Dietitian and Health Coach for fun giveaways and nutrition education at the Go Further with Food Table Events:

Main Campus
Tuesday, March 6
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pavilion for Women, Outside Fresh Bistro

Health Plan
Wednesday, March 7
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Basement, Outside Cafeteria

Texas Children’s registered dietitians will also host Nutritional Education Events this month to Go Further with Food. There will be different tables that reflect cuisine and plating methods from cultures around the world, along with global recipes. There will also be passports for children to receive a stamp by going to each table and learning about each culture’s food:

Main Campus
Wednesday, March 21
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Auxiliary Bridge

The Woodlands
Wednesday, March 21
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

West Campus
Thursday, March 22
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Corridor, Dots Kitchen

Live Cooking Stations
Main Campus
Every Wednesday in March
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pavilion for Women, Center Action Station
Watch the Fresh Bistro Chef cook a healthy dish in the live action station and speak to its health benefits. A healthy snack table will also be displayed each Wednesday in March!

Nutrition Tips
Daily nutrition tips will be included on patient trays Monday through Friday.
Check out the Texas Children’s Blog during the month of March for weekly tips about healthy eating and proper nutrition.

Resources to Support Your Nutrition
The Employee Health and Well-Being Team provides a variety of nutrition resources:

  • Snap Kitchen – 10 percent off purchases in store
  • Weight Watchers – 50 percent subsidy on membership
  • Health Coaching – no cost for Texas Children’s employees
  • Nutrition Consulting – no cost for Texas Children’s employees

Registered Dietitian Day is Wednesday, March 14. Thank you to all of Texas Children’s registered dietitians for your hard work!

For more information about proper nutrition and National Nutrition Month events at Texas Children’s, please visit the Well-Being website on Connect or email wellbeing@texaschildrens.org.