The slogan for the 2014 National Nutrition Month was, "Enjoy the taste of eating right." The slogan for the 2015 National Nutrition Month is, "Bite into a healthy lifestyle." The theme changes every year as does the artwork on the posters advertising the celebration. National Nutritional Month occurs each year during March and was originally created by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Continue Reading
The purpose of National Nutrition Month is to create awareness about healthy living via making more informed food choices and developing better eating and physical activity habits, typically through lower calorie consumption. It is also designed to promote members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as reputable professionals who dispense sound advice on healthy eating to members of the public.
During National Nutrition Month, Registered Dietitian Day is also celebrated. The majority of the members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are either registered dietitians or dietetic technicians. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is formerly known as the American Dietetic Association.
National Nutritional Month originally began as a week-long event during the month of March in 1973. The event proved to be popular among the public and, as a result, became a month-long celebration in 1980.Learn more about Nutritional Amounts & Limits