March is National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, also celebrated in March, increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

2017 NNM Theme

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future. As nutrition experts, Academy members can help guide the public on gradually shifting toward healthier eating styles by promoting NNM activities and messages during March.

Be sure to visit the Academy’s National Nutrition Month® website during the upcoming months for new and updated resources to help make the NNM 2017 celebration an infinite success!

History

Initiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, “National Nutrition Week” became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition. Read more in the article, “National Nutrition Month: A Brief History.”

NNM Sponsor

The Academy’s mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, the Academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The majority of the Academy’s members are registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.

Select the Sports/Fitness/Nutrition Category and then Nominate Anna Love for Nutritionist/Dietitian Certified.

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We are so pleased to launch our online health campaigns! These have been years in the making.

  • Last year we launched our free monthly newsletter. Sign up on the form below.
  • Free and full versions of our e-books will be available under the Resources tab.
  • January 1, 2017 free and full versions of our online health challenges will be available under the Health Challenges tab (all full versions will also be available under the Products Tab). You can take a peek now at what’s to come. We will be doing a drawing for one free FitBit of your choice among everyone who signs up for a 12-week challenge on or before February 1, 2017.