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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.
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Purpose

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, also celebrated in March, increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

History

Initiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, "National Nutrition Week" became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition.

Sponsor

The Academy's mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 70,000 members, the Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The majority of the Academy's members are registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered.

Service Mark

National Nutrition Month® is the property of the Academy. Its use is encouraged, but only in accordance with the Academy's published guidelines. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

Further Information

NNM inquiries should be directed to nnm@eatright.org. For media related information contact Public Relations at 312/899-4802 or 4769 or media@eatright.org.