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A nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month®, held annually in March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The Academy's National Nutrition Month® press releases feature information for the media on activities and messages that the Academy highlights every March—along with events and initiatives around RDN Day and NDTR Day.
National Nutrition Month® started in 1973 as National Nutrition Week, and it became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing interest in nutrition.
The theme for National Nutrition Month® 2023 is "Fuel for the Future."
Trademark and Copyright Information
National Nutrition Month® is a federally registered service mark of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy). The words may not be altered in any way and the "®" symbol must be used after the words "National Nutrition Month" to indicate its registration status.
The National Nutrition Month® themes, graphics and assets are copyrighted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Themes, graphics and assets may not be altered in any way, nor may non-Academy themes, graphics and assets appear with National Nutrition Month® or in any way that misappropriates this campaign, including but not limited to:
- Altering National Nutrition Month® graphics, themes or assets in any way (e.g. adding elements to or cropping out any graphical elements, including the Academy logo).
- Creating alternate or unsanctioned graphics, themes or assets that include National Nutrition Month® or imply any association with the campaign.
- Using National Nutrition Month® to disseminate messaging that is not aligned with official campaign themes or science-based nutrition information.
Unauthorized use of “National Nutrition Month®” is strictly prohibited. Protection of Academy trademarks are enforced to the fullest extent of the law. Anyone who does not understand the terms of legal use of the National Nutrition Month® mark, theme, graphics or assets is encouraged to seek legal counsel or contact us in advance of use to avoid injunction.
Terms and Conditions
How You May Use the National Nutrition Month® Trademark
The phrase “National Nutrition Month®” may be used in editorial, non-commercial copy (newsletters, blogs, web posts, articles) to promote National Nutrition Month® to the general public, or to audiences which serve the public, or to refer generally to National Nutrition Month®.
The phrase “National Nutrition Month®” may not be used in commercial (for sale) materials or added to any non-Academy promotional graphics, assets or toolkits, regardless of source, audience or intent.
How You May Use Our National Nutrition Month® Themes, Graphics and Assets
The Academy’s National Nutrition Mark® themes, graphics and assets may be shared via social media and non-commercial digital media through the social media toolkit, as well as in editorial (newsletters, blogs, web posts, articles) to promote National Nutrition Month® to the general public, or to audiences which serve the public.
With limited exceptions (see below), National Nutrition Mark® themes, graphics and assets may not be added to any non-commercial promotional items, assets or toolkits—regardless of source, audience or intent.
National Nutrition Mark® themes, graphics and assets may not appear on any commercial (for sale) materials.
Unauthorized use of “National Nutrition Month®” themes, graphics and assets is strictly prohibited. Protection of Academy copyrights are enforced to the fullest extent of the law.
Exceptions for Non-Commercial Use of National Nutrition Month® Mark, Themes, Graphics and Assets
With a completed application, users are granted a limited license to display the "National Nutrition Month®" mark and/or unaltered themes, graphics or assets as listed in 1-8 below:
- Editorial use (blogs, newsletters)
- School menus
- Bulletin boards
- Invitations to a National Nutrition Month® event
- Newsletter articles
- Educational flyers
- PowerPoint presentations for a National Nutrition Month® event
- Tickets for raffle prizes promoting National Nutrition Month®
Limited license applications for the above use must be submitted no later than 5 full business days prior to date of intended use. To obtain a limited license from the Academy for the National Nutrition Month® service mark, themes, graphics or assets, please fill out this form in its entirety. Downloads will be available upon completion.
Permission is granted to broadcast media and publishers for use of the mark "National Nutrition Month®" for use with publicity focusing on the campaign. The “National Nutrition Month®” mark, theme and associated Academy graphics and assets may not be altered in any way, including cropping out any graphical elements. Use of Academy National Nutrition Month® press releases is encouraged.
National Nutrition Month® features a complete catalog of promotional items through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Jim Coleman, Ltd. 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]."Updated February 25, 2023
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