National Let’s All Eat Right Day is based around Adelle Davis’ work around nutrition, such as her book Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit (1954), this day is also celebrated on her birthday.
Adelle Davis was born February 25, 1904, in Lizton, Indiana. As a child, she did farm work and participated in 4-H doing baking and canning. She studied Economics at Purdue University for two years, before transferring to the University of California at Berkeley and earning a B.A. in Household Science. She continued training in Dietetics at Bellevue Hospital and Fordham Hospital in New York City. Adelle was a supervisor for nutrition at Yonkers Public Schools in New York State and worked served as a nutritionist for New York Obstetricians. She returned to California in 1931 and started a private consulting practice in nutrition, which she had until 1958. She also earned an M.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Southern California. Davis became famous through her written bodies of work.
Today is about reflecting on your diet. What does your or your family’s diet consist of?
How to Adopt a Healthier Lifestyle
Add Into Your diet:
Fruits and vegetables
Beans and legumes
Nuts and seeds
Fish (preferably oily fish with omega-3 fatty acids)
Skinless poultry and lean animal proteins
Things to Avoid:
Things to Limit:
Sodium and salty foods
Saturated fats and dietary cholesterol
Fatty or processed red meats – if you choose to eat meat, select leaner cuts
Refined carbohydrates like added sugars and processed grain foods
Full-fat dairy products
Tropical oils like coconut oil
Check food labels
Cook at home
Eat reasonably sized meals
Try new food
Eat meals with your family
All of these tips are not cut and dry, everything should be eaten in moderation; however, these ideas are to help you make more conscious of what you are putting into your body and what kind of examples you are setting for your family and/or children.
Ways to celebrate this day is to read one of Adelle Davis’ books, donate to the Adelle Davis Foundation, make a home cooked meal and make a planned list of what kind of meals you can make for a week with your family.
Spend the day building and planning for a healthier tomorrow.