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National Nutrition Month!

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Fuel For The Future!

This year's theme is "Fuel for the Future." Eating with sustainability in mind is a tasty way to nourish ourselves during every phase of life and protect the environment. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help you create healthy habits that are sustainable and celebrate your unique needs.​


Save money while staying nourished and healthy!

  • To help save money and reduce food waste, plan your meals and snacks and make a grocery list before heading to the store!


Grow your own food by gardening!

  • A good way to focus on sustainability is by starting a container or backyard garden to grow food at home!


Eat a variety of foods from all food groups. 

  • Include your favorite cultural foods and traditions. 

  • Eat foods in various forms including fresh, frozen, canned and dried. 

  • Avoid fad diets that promote unnecessary restrictions. 

  • Practice gratitude for your body by giving it the fuel it needs. 


Make tasty meals at home!

  • Preparing food at home can be good for you and the environment! Enjoy meals with friends and family and add some variety by trying new flavors and foods from around the world.


Eat with the environment in mind.

  • Enjoy more plant-based meals and snacks

  • Purchase foods with minimal packaging. 

  • Buy foods in season and shop locally when possible. 

  • Start a container backyard garden to grow food at home. 

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Start Small

Start off by tring whole grain foods instead of refrained (typically white) grain foods. Cut back on sugary drinks and solid fats (such as ice cream), and try a low sodium or no sodium alternative. 

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Emphasize Fruits & Veggies

Mix vegetables into your go-to dishes. Try spinach with pasta or peppers in tacos. Pack your child's lunch bag with fruits and veggies. Great starts are sliced apples, bananas or carrot sticks!

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Healthy Snacks

Try and differentiate occasional snacks such as cookies and everyday snacks such as carrots, orange slices, or nuts! Try and remember to pack these for easy consumption! Add water to every snack. Not only is it healthy, but it can help fill you up!


Vary Your Diet

Eat a variety of healthy food every day!


Meal Planning

Enjoy healthy eating at work, school, and home! 

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Cook & Prep

Create tasty meals to share and enjoy!


Good nutrition doesn't have to be restrictive or overwhelming. Small goals and changes can have a cumulative healthful effect, and every little bit (or bite!) of nutrition is a steip in the reight direction. 


This year's theme is Fuel for the Future! During March, learn more about RDNs and NDTRs and discover the importance of fueling bodies at every age, plus eating with sustainability in mind.

Eat Right, Bite by Bite and Fuel For the Future


National Nutrition Month, celebrated each year during March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

“Eat Right, Bite by Bite” and the overall message is that quality nutrition isn’t restrictive, but that small changes to diet can have a cumulative effect on health over time. Every healthy nutritional choice is a choice in the right direction! 

"Fuel for the Future" - no matter your age or activity level, making healthful food and drink choices will provide your body with energy now and fuel for the future. Plus, the benefits of eating healthfully can add up over time. 

During National Nutrition Month®, help the Academy achieve its vision of a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.


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this month's challenge!

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At the end of each challenge, turn in your "challenge worksheet" (see image/PDF above) to Jeff Schmitt  (member on the Health Promotion Team and works in Child Support)

"Ted Talk" Videos 

Meal Planning
(15 pts.)

Nutrition 101
(15 pts.)

What is a Healthy Relationship with Food? (15 pts.)

Power of Home Cooking (15 pts.)