March is Nutrition Month: Simply Cook and Enjoy!

posterContent courtesy of Central Health dietetic intern Ana-Maria Yoon

" one is born a great cook, on learns by doing...This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!"   - Julia Child, My Life in France

If time constraints, cost, reliance on convenience meals, and unfamiliarity with cooking skills are some of the barriers you face to home cooking, you're in luck. This year's Nutrition Month campaign from Dietitians of Canada, Simply Cook and Enjoyseeks to inspire Canadians to get back to cooking basics and involve children and youth in food preparation.

The campaign highlights 31 cooking tips that can be found on the Nutrition Month website, or you can follow @NLnutrition2014 on twitter for daily morsels. New this year is also the Cookspiration app which suggests recipes based on what you feel like eating; free for download at for iPhone and iPad (Android coming soon!) or use it online from any device.

So go out there fearless, with spatula in hand, and enjoy making discoveries in the kitchen. You never know what you will find! Also keep an eye on Root Cellars Rock during the month of March for more blog posts, social media tips on our Facebook and twitter, and an event schedule for Nutrition Month activities happening across the province!

For more information about Nutrition Month in NL contact Vanessa Young, Regional Nutritionist Central Health, at