March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a great time to renew or jump-start healthy routines!
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, encourage a good night’s sleep and promote cognitive growth and development in young children. During the month of March, consider making informed food choices and developing healthy physical activity habits.
Being conscious about the environment and sustainability when consuming food is more important than ever. That’s why this year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future.” Eating with sustainability in mind is a full-flavored way to ensure we are nourishing ourselves and protecting the environment for future generations. In Alaska, it’s also a time to start planning a garden, big or small.
With that in mind, everyone has different bodies, goals, backgrounds, and tastes. You can celebrate National Nutrition Month at home or in the classroom in ways that work best for you and your family with these resources:
- Watch videos on healthy eating habits and recipe ideas
- Read these 50 Ideas to Get Involved in National Nutrition Month
- Check out National Nutrition Month’s weekly messages
- Spread the Word! Take a look at this social media toolkit
- Consult with a registered Dietician Nutritionist
- Attend the Nutrition During Pregnancy, Infancy, & Early Childhood ECHO virtual workshop hosted by UAA
For additional resources and other ways to get involved, visit the National Nutrition Month website.