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National Nutrition Month ®

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What is National Nutrition Month®?
Each year during March, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) celebrate National Nutrition Month® by promoting the importance of making informed food choices while developing both sound eating and physical activity habits. National Nutrition Month® serves as an opportunity to remind the public and the media that RDNs are the most valuable and credible sources of timely and scientifically based food and nutrition information.

Learn more about National Nutrition Month® from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

This year, the National Nutrition Month® theme is “Fuel for the Future.” This theme encourages people to engage in their future health by considering the importance of nutrition. By partnering with a VA Dietitian, Veterans can learn to eat in a way that helps them meet their individual goals while planning for future health.

We plan for the future in many ways but not always with consideration for how good nutrition can impact that.  We can fuel our future health and that of our families to ensure that we enter into the next phase of our life feeling our best. 

Fuel up for the future by: 
1. Meal planning ahead of time: Planning meals ahead allows for creating variety and optimizing nutrition
2. Cooking and prepping food: Learn cooking skills to create tasty meals to share and enjoy by attending a Healthy Teaching Kitchen class or visiting the VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen YouTube channel
3. Varying your diet: Variety is a spice of life and is important in optimizing your future health
4. Visiting a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist: VA Dietitians align with the VA’s Whole Health program centering around what matters to you to develop a personalized health plan now and into the future 

Contact a VA Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at your facility today to learn more. Check out your local VA to learn about more ways to personalize your plate and embrace other cultures.

Additional Resources:
Healthy Teaching Kitchen Program
Nutrition Health Topics – Nutrition topics for specific conditions such as Diabetes and High Cholesterol
MOVE Weight Management Program
Whole Health Program
Fresh Focus Podcast
Recipes and Cookbooks

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In 2023, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 8th. As the nation's food and nutrition experts, RDNs are committed to improving the health of their patients, families and communities.  Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and National Nutrition Month® promote the Academy and RDNs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information
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