Resources for Community Leaders

Kids Eat Right Month - Resources for community leaders and groups

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.

Neighborhood and faith-based organizations are well-positioned to initiate and coordinate activities that encourage healthy living and well-being. Trusted leaders in communities and congregations can empower families and communities to make better choices to improve the health of our children. If you want to make a difference in your community, encourage your community leaders and groups to take action:

  • Invite a registered dietitian nutritionist to host nutrition education classes for your group or faith community.
  • Share our Kids Eat Right Month™ handout with your organization and the community.
  • Announce Kids Eat Right Month™ in your newsletter or website.
  • Promote Kids Eat Right Month™ activities to your local media.
  • Grow healthy food for your community by starting a garden.
  • Help ensure that kids in your community have access to nutritious meals when school is out by hosting a Summer Food Service Program, providing free meals to help low-income areas get the food they need to grow into healthy adults.
  • Host a weekly exercise activity for your community or congregation.
  • Use this guide and template to contact your mayor or governor to request a proclamation.
  • Follow Kids Eat Right on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.

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