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Savor the Flavor – March is National Nutrition Month

25 Mar 2016




It’s not too late to get back to the basics of healthy eating. The importance of following a well-balanced and nutrient –dense eating plan packed with tasty foods is celebrated this month. National Nutrition Month®, created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is a campaign focused on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” encourages taking a moment to enjoy the culture and tradition of food by soaking in the flavor and pleasure that nutritious foods provide. Make it a point this month to refocus your attention from concentrating on specific food and nutrients and instead vow to implement a healthy eating pattern by balancing a rainbow of tasty foods and beverages from each food group. The goal is to promote overall health by reducing the risk of chronic disease though maintaining a healthy weight, developing individualized physical activity habits, and practicing a balanced diet that get your taste buds dancing!

If you are looking to get involved this month here are some ideas:

  • Plan a cooking demo or nutrition event
  • Organize a National Nutrition Month® presentation at your local park district or senior center
  • As a family, commit to trying a new fruit or vegetable each week during National Nutrition Month®.
  • Organize a food donation campaign for a local food pantry or shelter
  • Plan to eat more meals together as a family during National Nutrition Month®

For more information on National Nutrition Month® and how to get involved visit

Special thanks to Dietetic Intern Amanda Cravinho for her contributions to this post.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Nutrition Bytes