“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” 2013 National Nutrition Month (March)

National Nutrition Month 2013March is the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition Month, which has existed since 1980 (and since 1973 as “National Nutrition Week”). The purpose of the month is to emphasize the “importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” (Source)

This year’s theme (“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”) “encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices” (Source). Within the MyPlate recommendations, there is plenty of room to create meals you enjoy. For ideas of how to meet guidelines in ways that work for you, click to read the 10 tips nutrition education series from MyPlate.gov.

Here’s a few ideas for making March a little more healthy:

  • Try one new fruit or vegetable each week
  • Test one new recipe this month
  • Read an article about a nutrition topic that interests you
  • Check out the National Nutrition Month games for interactive learning
  • Explore the MyPlate site for customized nutrition recommendations, free online food and physical activity trackers, and healthy living tips

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Author: Shelly Najjar

MPH in Public Health Nutrition, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist // Freelance Writer, Community Builder // I have a very long Goal List (Bucket List) and I enjoy doing nail art.

8 thoughts on ““Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” 2013 National Nutrition Month (March)”

    1. Thanks for reading. I’m glad you like whole foods. It’s good to know what’s in your recipes. Processing can be good in some cases (frozen vegetables are very similar to fresh nutritionally) but not as good in others (tons of sodium in many canned foods, for example). If you ever want me to send you some links for recipes featuring whole foods, let me know!

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