It’s a very important month for dietitians – It’s National Nutrition Month! Every month dietitians work hard in various settings to help educate how to make healthy eating taste delicious! March is a little extra special.
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National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.
This year’s theme is Personalize Your Plate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds, and tastes! And a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are.
Misson for Nutrition
As you may know, I am the host of Food Rx with the Healthy Family Project. Healthy Family Project is celebrating their third annual Misson for Nutrition, a month-long digital and shopper-focused program that highlights the importance and value of meal planning to make healthy choices with an element that gives back to Feeding America® food banks.
Each year, retail dietitians a kit with the tools to celebrate the month with shoppers in a big way. Want a sneak peek inside? I had fun unboxing the toolkit.
Retail dietitians using the hashtag #missionfornutrition or submitting their events to Healthy Family Project are entered to win a $1,000 continued education scholarship. Past winners have utilized the scholarship to attend retail dietitian-focused trade shows, workshops, and conferences.
Mission for Nutrition Event Ideas:
- Host a Facebook Live share a new recipe, nutrition tips, etc.
- Take clients on a grocery store tour
- Create a nutrition-focused contest
- Start a food drive
- Host a virtual nutrition education presentation
- Host a virtual cooking class (see below how to get your class promoted!)
If you are a dietitian and have a virtual cooking class or demo coming up, please add your class to our lineup here! Healthy Family Project will be adding this calendar to our Mission for Nutrition homepage so that families can easily access it.
How to get involved in Mission for Nutrition
- Attend a dietitian’s virtual cooking class
- Find out how to connect with your local retail dietitian
- Join in on March 11th for a Twitter Chat!
Join the March 11 #MissionforNutrition Twitter Party! At 4 pm ET on March 11, Healthy Family Project will be talking about all things meal prep, swapping recipes and hacks, and giving away prizes. Everyone is welcome to join and no RSVP is needed. Simply hop on the #MissionforNutrition hashtag and have fun! Follow Health Family Project on Twitter.