National Nutrition Month(R) is just around the corner -- are you ready for it? Check out our themed materials here, complete with handouts, coloring sheets, and theme ideas!
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, starting in 2019, March as National Nutrition Month® will be honored as its own theme. The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan. In years past there was a separate theme for nutrition month but going forward the theme is nutrition.
Some of the past themes before the transition to the general nutrition month as its own awareness and theme strategy were all about taste.
Here are the top 5 nutrition month themes:
- Go further with food (2018)
- Put your best fork forward (2017)
- Savor the flavor (2016)
- Bite into a healthy lifestyle (2015)
- Enjoy the taste of eating right (2014)
Below we have assembled relevant Nutrition Month materials that allow you to teach the importance of a nutrient-dense diet that promotes health. Individuals can do that by being aware of how to eat a balanced diet and how to read nutrition facts labels and to discover the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate. Our motto is, "make it visual, impactful, relevant to the audience, and fun"!
Some more relevant ideas include:
- Consuming fewer calories
- Getting daily exercise
- Making informed food choices
By adopting these goals, your chosen theme strives to help people manage their weight successfully and reduce their risk of chronic disease while promoting general health. Win-win-win, right?
So, how can you help your clients make the most of March as Nutrition Month(R)?
Or use these free handouts:
Let's start with a free Nutrition Month handout. Every feature of this new handout is aimed at helping your clients bite into a healthy lifestyle. It's got a guide to making healthful choices, strategies for getting regular exercise, a discussion of ways to eat fewer calories, and more! Get your copy today!
But wait, there's more! Here are some of the great National Nutrition Month resources that we created for past years -- there's lots of inspiration (and free handouts) to be found!
- Get Ready for National Nutrition Month
- General Nutrition Resources
- Guide to Help Clients Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right
- It's Nutrition Month: Make a Healthful Plate
- A Guide to the 5 MyPlate Food Groups
- Free MyPlate Handout
- Free Handout: Nutrition for Kids
- Kid-Centered Handout About Healthful Eating and Activity
- Strategies for Evaluating Food
Okay, now let's talk about you. How can you make the most of National Nutrition Month? Here are some no-cost resources that can help you create your best work yet...
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So, are you ready for National Nutrition Month? If there's anything you need, please don't hesitate to contact me and tell me all about it. You'd be surprised at how speedy my team is! National Nutrition Month is a registered trademark of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics.
Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. But after learning that the quality of a croissant directly varies with how much butter it has, Judy sought to challenge herself by coming up with recipes that were as healthy as they were tasty.
Judy received The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef II certification, the American Culinary Federation Bronze Medal, Gold Medal, and ACF Chef of the Year. Her enthusiasm for eating nutritiously and deliciously leads her to constantly innovate and use the latest in nutritional science to guide her creativity, from putting new twists on fajitas to adapting Italian brownies to include ingredients like toasted nuts and cooked honey. Judy’s publishing company, Food and Health Communications, is dedicated to her vision that everyone can make food that tastes as good as it is for you.