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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

March 1, 2022

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, all of us are encouraged to learn more about making informed food choices and developing healthy 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) as a way 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.

How to Observe National Nutrition Month

  • Move your body

Nutrition doesn’t end at what we eat. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages making exercise an integral part of our lives. Try a new activity like Zumba, swimming, or spinning, to keep workouts fresh and exciting.

  • Find inspiration

Feeling stale in the kitchen? Websites like Pinterest provide an infinite loop of recipes and inspiration to kick-start any nutrition journey. Picking up a new cookbook or following a cool food blogger works too!

  • Meet with a Dietitian or Nutritionist

Dieticians and Nutritionists can provide you with a detailed meal plan that makes sense for your lifestyle and goals. Many city health departments offer complimentary services or charge sliding-scale fees. Health plans often include coverage for these services as well.

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