National Nutrition Month

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National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign that was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). During the month of March, AND invites you to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”. “Celebrating flavors from cultures around the world is a tasty way to nourish ourselves and appreciate our diversity. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes.”

This year, National Nutrition Month focuses on these 5 weekly messages:

Week One: Eat a variety of nutritious foods.
o Include healthful foods from all food groups.
o Learn how to read Nutrition Facts Labels
o Incorporate your favorite cultural foods and traditions.

Week Two: See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
o Ask your doctor for a referral to an RDN.
o Find an RDN who specializes in your unique needs.
o Receive personalized nutrition information to meet your health goals.

Week Three: Plan your meals and snacks.
o Choose healthful recipes to make during the week.
o Use a grocery list to shop for nutritious foods.
o Make healthful food and drink choices when away from home.

Week Four: Create tasty foods at home.
o Learn cooking and meal preparation skills.
o Try new flavors and foods from around the world.
o Enjoy your meals with friends or family, when possible.

Week Five: Put it all together.
o Eat a variety of nutritious foods.
o See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
o Plan your meals and snacks.
o Create tasty foods at home.

For more information on National Nutrition Month, visit Eatright.org, the website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, the RDN’s at the Veteran’s Affair have provided a very interesting and informative activity booklet based on this year’s theme. You can find it at 2022 National Nutrition Month Activity Booklet (va.gov).

Debra Loder, RDN

 

If you are in need of a personal Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, please contact our scheduling team and request an appointment with

Debra Loder, RDN at 928-668-1803.

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