When Is National Nutrition Month?


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March has been designated as National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that focuses on making informed food choices, developing healthy eating and physical activity habits, and positioning the Academy as the most valuable resource for nutrition information.

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The idea behind National Nutrition Month began in 1973 as a one-week event called "National Nutrition Week." Due to increased public interest in nutrition, the event extended to one month in 1980. Each year, a different theme is adopted to reflect current trends and culture. Some past themes include "Eat Right with Color," "Get Your Plate in Shape" and "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."

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