National Nutrition Month ® - Nutrition and Food Services
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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 “Celebrate a World of Flavors.” This theme embraces global cultures, cuisines and inclusivity. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes.  By partnering with a VA Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Veterans can learn to create a plate that helps them meet their individual goals while embracing other cultures. 

The VA Nutrition and Food Services Department has put together a 2022 National Nutrition Month® Activity Booklet with handouts and recipes from six different cultures that showcase how to "Celebrate a World of Flavors".  Also included are trivia and quizzes to test your food and nutrition knowledge.

Celebrate a World of Flavors By:
1. Meal Planning: Enjoy healthful eating at school, work, and at home
2. Cooking and Prepping: Learn cooking skills to create tasty meals to share and enjoy by attending a Healthy Teaching Kitchen class
3. Varying Your Diet: Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day that you enjoy
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 based on your values, needs, and goals to improve the overall health and well-being of our Veterans and their families.

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.
                                

What is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day?
In 2022, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 9th. As the nation's food and nutrition experts, RDNs are committed to improving the health of their patients, families and communities.

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