National Nutrition Month®

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

National Nutrition Month®

2021 Weekly Key Messaging

Week One: Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day!

  • Include healthful foods from all food groups.
  • Hydrate healthfully.
  • Learn how to read Nutrition Facts Panels.
  • Avoid distractions while eating.
  • Take time to enjoy your food.

Week Two: Plan your meals each week!

  • Use a grocery list to shop for healthful foods.
  • Be menu-savvy when dining out or ordering takeout.
  • Choose healthful recipes to make during the week.
  • Fuel for school or work with a healthful breakfast.
  • Enjoy healthful snacks.

Week Three: Learn skills to create tasty meals!

  • Keep healthful ingredients on hand.
  • Practice proper home food safety.
  • Share meals with people who live with you or virtually, when possible.
  • Reduce food waste.
  • Try new flavors and foods.

Week Four: Consult a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)!

  • Ask your doctor for a referral to an RDN.
  • Receive personalized nutrition advice to meet your goals.
  • Meet RDNs in a variety of settings throughout the community or via telehealth.
  • Find an RDN who is specialized to serve your unique needs.
  • Thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

Personalize Your Plate

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! And a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are.

Campaign toolkit

Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

This toolkit offers tip sheets and handouts, games and activities, PowerPoint presentations and more. Select content is available in six languages, including English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and Filipino.
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Social Media Toolkit

Spread the word about National Nutrition Month® on social media with this interactive toolkit! It includes a Twitter chat schedule, hashtags, cover photos and shareable graphics with sample messaging in English, Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, Hindi and Spanish.
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