Nutrition Notes: National Nutrition Month

by Callie Brust (MPH, RDN, CHES), Nutrition & Wellness Educator

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March marks the annual celebration of National Nutrition Month. Through the support of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month grew from National Nutrition Week back in the 1970s to, now, a month-long focus on healthy eating partnered with physical activity.

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tools to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future. – EatRight.org

For the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, this is a very important celebration. We are not only San Diego’s largest hunger-relief organization, but we are also growing towards being recognized as a Nutrition Bank. With our nutrition policies in place, distribution of over 7 million pounds of fresh produce, and our nutrition education efforts all over the county, the Food Bank is passionate about putting our best fork forward and serving our community.

If you’re interested in participating in National Nutrition Month, would you consider hosting a healthy food drive? Or how about trying a new vegetable for dinner this week? This one looks yummy! For the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at 4 key messages of National Nutrition Month. Our goal is to inspire you to make informed food choices for you and your family!