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It’s National Nutrition Month
The month is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.
The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures and social experiences food can add to our lives. How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Develop a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods — that’s the best way to savor the flavor of eating right!
For merchandise to celebrate, visit the National Nutrition Month® online catalog.
And to mark the celebratory time for healthy eating, here are ten good tips for you and friends to consider to make eating healthier fun.
10 Tips to Celebrate National Nutrition Month
- Plan a healthy ‘soul food’ cooking demo or nutrition event.
- Give out copies of NNM brochures and measuring spoons or other cooking items from the NNM Catalog.
- Host a “dial-a-dietitian” night with a local radio station. Callers may ask nutrition questions for RDNs to answer.
- Contact the local book clubs to sponsor healthy meals connected to reading material.
- Organize a National Nutrition Month® presentation on a college campus.
- Organize a food donation campaign for a local food pantry.
- As a family, commit to trying a new fruit or vegetable each week during National Nutrition Month®.
- Conduct a formal taste testing of new healthier versions of recipes.
- Host a “lunch and learn” session on healthy eating and exercise.
- Organize a health fair that promotes healthy eating resources within your community.
Several of the tips and content above provided by Eatright.org and the Department of Health and Human Services.