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Essay About Nutrition Month Theme 2013

National Nutrition Month is just around the corner -- are you ready for it?

This year's theme is "Go Further With Food," and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has put together all kinds of resources to help promote good nutrition. The goals of this year's theme are threefold. You see, the theme is focused on helping people create an eating pattern and physical activity plan that focuses on...

  • 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 Nutrition Month?

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!

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...

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!

And of course there are loads of fantastic National Nutrition Month educational materials in the Nutrition Education Store.

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National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, celebrated on the second Wednesday 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.

2018 NNM Theme

"Go Further with Food" is the theme for 2018, and its importance is timely for many reasons. Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a difference. Preparing foods to go further at home and within the community can have a positive impact, as well. As nutrition experts, Academy members can help people adopt healthier eating styles, while reducing food loss and waste.

Be sure to revisit the Academy's National Nutrition Month® website during the upcoming months for new and updated resources to help make the NNM 2018 celebration an infinite success!

History

Initiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, "National Nutrition Week" became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition. Read more in the article, "National Nutrition Month: A Brief History."

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The Academy's mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, 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 nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.

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National Nutrition Month® is the property of the Academy. Its use is encouraged, but only in accordance with the Academy's published guidelines. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

Themes of the New Millennium

With the first "National Nutrition Week" in 1973, it was embraced by members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a way to deliver nutrition education messages to the public while promoting the profession of dietetics. In 1980, the week-long celebration expanded to become National Nutrition Month®. Over the years, the theme has reflected trends and culture of the time, but has always remained true to its original purpose: "To increase the public's awareness of the importance of good nutrition and position Academy members as the authorities in nutrition."

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For More Information

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