We realize nutrition and eating
healthy probably aren't always top of mind, all the time, for
But thanks to those monthly holidays, and help from your
favorite grocery store, March can be a month to learn new healthy
eating habits and really focus on it. It's 31 days, you can do it,
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and
information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention
on the importance of making informed food choices and developing
sound eating and physical activity habits. NNM also promotes the
Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most
valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based food
and nutrition information (copied from the eatright.org website).
The website and organization has a cute theme for 2012 to
"Get Your Plate in Shape," which is also a fun way
to get the whole family involved, or perhaps challenge your
co-workers to this plate-shape contest during your lunch hour!
The website is also putting a challenge/call-out to nutrition
and food blogs. Want to know more? This is what we learned from
their website and we encourage you to get involved:
Blogging National Nutrition Month
Are You Blogging National Nutrition Month?
How do you get your plate in shape every day? If you have a food
or nutrition blog, we encourage you to let people know your
thoughts on what it means to "Get Your Plate in Shape." Whether you
write a post about NNM once a week or just once, let people know
what the month means to you-and show it off by posting a widget on
How can you blog National Nutrition Month?
- Beginning on March 1, add the widget to your
- Write about what "Get Your Plate in Shape" means to you. Be
sure to include a link to the National Nutrition Month
page to help your readers learn more about the month.
- Send your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
include it in our blogroll.
If you get involved, let us know - we'd love to link to your
blog and help you stay accountable for your progress!
Life's a Fiesta! Stop by your local Fiesta Mart this week and
find out what's going on inside.