It's a new day and a new month! Not just any month but National Nutrition Month® (NNM)! Over the next 31 days I will focus on tips to keep your family healthy and strong! This years theme for NNM is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." An important concept when living a healthy and clean life. As humans we desire foods that taste good and stray away from those foods that do not appeal to us. So this month we will focus on foods that are healthy for us and take a look at how we can make them appealing and tasty!
National Nutrition Month® was started in March of 1973. It started out as a week long observance and was acknowledged as a month-long event in 1980 due to the surge of public interest in nutrition.
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 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.
The Academy's mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 70,000 members, 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 dietetic technicians, registered.
Article adapted from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website: www.EatRight.org
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