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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

We realize nutrition and eating healthy probably aren't always top of mind, all the time, for everyone, right?

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, right? Right!

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 your blog.

NNM Widget Small (2012)

How can you blog National Nutrition Month?

  1. Beginning on March 1, add the widget to your blog.
  2. 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.
  3. Send your blog to media@eatright.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!

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