March is National Nutrition Month!
National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition and education campaign by the American Dietetic Association. The focus is to help the public make informed food choices and develop good eating and physical activity habits.
This year’s theme is “Nutrition from the Ground Up.”
March 10 is also Registered Dietitian Day. This day is to increase the awareness of the important role registered dietitians play in providing nutrition information.
For more nutrition information, go to www.eatright.org (American Dietetic Association). Another good source for nutrition information, including an interactive site, is www.mypyramid.gov (USDA). Some of your internet-savvy residents may enjoy this one. It is also a great place for nutrition information for you and your family.
Susan L. Farrell, MBA, RD, CD