March is National Nutrition Month, and with summer right around the corner, it’s a great time for families to get a healthy new start!
Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is a reminder that constructing healthy eating habits and taking on more physical activity can help fight obesity, especially in young children still growing.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. Everyone is unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes. That’s why this year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Personalize Your Plate with tips and tools to help tailor your family’s healthful eating plan.
Help celebrate National Nutrition Month at home or in the classroom with these resources:
- Download the official National Nutrition Month toolkit, full of tip sheets, games, planning materials and activities. Click here to download —in six languages!
- Throughout March, share these social media tools and resources!
- For better meal planning and prep, watch this how to eat right on a budget video.
- Read these 40 Ideas to Get Involved in National Nutrition Month.
Early childhood educators can also sign-up for Eating Smart, Being Active, a free six-part virtual training series on nutrition, hosted by thread and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Click here for more information.
For additional resources and other ways to get involved, visit the National Nutrition Month website.