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:
- 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)
Here we have assembled the 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!
- Consuming fewer calories
- Getting daily exercise
- Making informed food choices
By adopting these goals, this year's 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)?
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.