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March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

“National Nutrition Week,” initiated in March 1973, was embraced by members of the American Dietetic Association (now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) to deliver nutrition education messages to the public while promoting the profession of dietetics. In 1980, in response to growing public interest in nutrition, the week-long celebration expanded to become a month-long observance.

Be sure to visit the Academy’s National Nutrition Month® website in the upcoming weeks for new and updated resources to help make your National Nutrition Month celebration an infinite success!

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds, and tastes!  Learn more on ways to Personalize Your Plate. Here you can learn skills to create tasty meals to share and enjoy. Learn more about meal planning for healthful eating at school, work, and home. Read about tips on ways to vary your diet with a variety of nutritious foods every day. Whether for yourself, your family or friends, March is the month to take control of your nutrition habits.

Key Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 10 at 12 p.m. CT/ 1 p.m. ET

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  • Wednesday, March 10

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs and NDTRs as advocates for advancing the nutrition status of Americans and people around the world.

  • Wednesday, March 17 at 12 p.m. CT/ 1 p.m. ET

Twitter chat hosted by @foodnutrimag using #NNMchat

  • Wednesday, March 24 at 12 p.m. CT/ 1 p.m. ET

Twitter chat hosted by @kidseatright using #NNMchat


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