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When did National Nutrition Month® begin?

National Nutrition Month® started as National Nutrition Week in 1973. Interest and excitement grew and National Nutrition Month® was inaugurated in 1980. Read more about the history of National Nutrition Month®.

What are some ways organizations can promote National Nutrition Month®?

Users are granted a limited license to display "National Nutrition Month®" as listed in 1-7 below.

  1. School menus
  2. Bulletin boards
  3. Invitations to an National Nutrition Month® event
  4. Newsletter articles
  5. Educational flyers
  6. PowerPoint presentation for a National Nutrition Month® event
  7. Tickets for raffle prizes promoting National Nutrition Month®

Examples of National Nutrition Month® that are not permitted:

  1. National Nutrition Month® cannot be used on any items for sale.
  2. National Nutrition Month® cannot be used on items to be given away that are already available in the catalog, such as T-shirts, mugs, table tents, sticky notes and many others. Please visit the National Nutrition Month® catalog.
  3. 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.

For complete details on use of the National Nutrition Month® service mark, see the guidelines.

If you have a general inquiry regarding National Nutrition Month® and its promotion, please send an email to Permission requests, including the completed form, should be sent to

Do you sell things such as posters, banners, T-shirts and mugs?

Yes. View the National Nutrition Month® online catalog.

Our organization has a very limited budget. Do you have any free materials?

We have a number of free, downloadable materials on our website, in the Handouts / Tip Sheets section on our toolkit page. These handouts and tip sheets may be copied and distributed for educational purposes at your events.

May we use the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics "Eat Right" logo?

No. Use of the Academy logo is not permitted by any entity other than the Academy.