National Nutrition Month 2024

Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes the month of March as National Nutrition Month.®, which started in 1973 as National Nutrition Week and became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing interest in nutrition.

The goal of National Nutrition Month.®

The 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health highlighted the fact that millions of Americans face hurdles when it comes to accessing healthy food — and far too many are at risk of experiencing diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. The goal of National Nutrition Month.® is to raise awareness about the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. The campaign emphasizes the significance of nutrition education and provides resources to help individuals make healthier food choices and lead healthier lifestyles.

“Lakes Urgent Care supports the efforts of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to highlight awareness around healthier eating and increased fitness.” said Haidar Al-Saadi Medical Director at Lakes Urgent Care. “Too many in our community struggle with access to heatlhy food, and there’s more all of us can do to raise awareness.”

This year’s theme is “Beyond the Table,” which addresses “the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition, from food production and distribution to navigating grocery stores and farmers markets — and even home food safety and storage practices. It also describes the various ways we eat — not only around a dinner table, but also on the go, in schools and restaurants, at games and events. This theme also includes sustainability, for instance, decreasing food waste from school and work to home and beyond.”

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