Guidelines for Using the NNM Mark and Slogan

registered mark - Guidelines for Using the NNM Mark and Slogan


National Nutrition Month® is a federally registered service mark of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. To protect this mark, the "®" symbol should be used after the words "National Nutrition Month" to indicate its registration status.

The mark "National Nutrition Month®" may be used to promote National Nutrition Month® to the general public or to companies and organizations which serve the public, or to refer generally to National Nutrition Month®. The term "National Nutrition Month®" cannot be used to promote companies, services or products not associated with the Academy. The words must never be altered in any way.

Permission is granted to broadcast media and publishers for use of the mark "National Nutrition Month®" for use with publicity focusing on the campaign.

National Nutrition Month® campaign materials purchased from the Academy for free distribution to the general public may be imprinted with the message "distributed by [name of company, association or organization]."

Graphics and art for National Nutrition Month® are also copyrighted. Graphics and related materials may not be copied, reproduced or altered in any medium, including, but not limited to, electronic mail, social media or websites.

Written permission must be obtained from the Academy to reproduce the graphic on non-educational, non-print materials. For example, this includes T-shirts, mugs, online videos or photos, and any other promotional items.

Written permission must be obtained from the Academy to use approved social media artwork created and distributed by the Academy (i.e. Facebook cover photo, Twitter header image).

We will begin accepting permission requests on November 28, 2016.

To obtain permission from the Academy for National Nutrition Month® service mark or artwork usage as described above, please send an email to [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Your name, company name, email address and phone number
  • Details of how you plan to use the National Nutrition Month® trademark or artwork
  • Academy Member number, if applicable
  • File format needed: PDF, JPEG, EPS or TIF

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