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Enjoy a Variety of Foods and Flavors for National Nutrition Month

Posted by Colleen Sideck, Technical Information Specialist, National Agricultural Library in Food and Nutrition
Mar 30, 2022
A baking dish containing pastelón, a Puerto Rican casserole with layers of yellow plantains, ground beef, vegetables, and cheese

As National Nutrition Month comes to an end, remember that healthy eating is a year-round endeavor. is here to help you continue celebrating with your favorite healthy foods and traditions! Explore these simple ideas for adding nutritious and cultural foods into your eating routine.

  • Prepare a healthy meal with your favorite traditional foods. Find tips for Latin, African, Native American, and other cuisines on’s Culture and Food page.
  • Try something new from another culture. For example, this yellow plantain and meat casserole recipe is inspired by the traditional Puerto Rican dish pastelón and contains sweet and savory layers of seasoned ground beef, plantains, vegetables and cheese.
  • Eat a variety of food groups each day. Vegetables, fruits, grains, protein foods and dairy provide a variety of flavors and nutrients. Together, they make meals taste great and help the body get the different nutrients it needs. Visit USDA’s MyPlate site for more tips.
  • Learn where to get nutritious food. Looking to get more healthy foods for your money? Explore’s Food Security and Access page for budget-friendly tips and food programs.

Have a question about a specific nutrition topic? Contact’s nutrition experts.

Category/Topic: Food and Nutrition