The spotlight is on nutrition in March during National Nutrition Month. The Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market will have information available during the month of March for the community to learn about the benefits of sound nutrition.
Representatives from the Coastal Tri-County Dietetic Association will visit the Thousand Oaks Market on Thursday, March 24 during regular Market hours. The Association will provide nutritional information and answer questions.
The theme for the 2011 National Nutrition Month is “Eat Right with Color,” which is presented by the American Dietetic Association. The recently-released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended an increased focus on a plant-based diet. Growing research indicates that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. Studies have also shown that fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that may help protect individuals from chronic diseases.
“We are pleased to partner with area representatives who are committed to helping people realize the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet,” stated Karen Schott, Operations Manager for the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association. “We invite the community to come and learn about good nutrition while enjoying the Farmers’ Market experience,” she added.
The Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market is held Thursdays at The Oaks Shopping Center at the east end Parking Lot, Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
For more information on the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association, call 805-529-6266 or visit the website at www.vccfarmersmarket.com. Follow the Farmers’ Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vccfm.