National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created 50 years ago in 1973 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.
This year's theme is "Fuel for the Future." Eating with sustainability in mind is a tasty way to nourish ourselves during every phase of life and protect the environment. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help you create healthy habits that are sustainable and celebrate your unique needs.
The National Nutrition Month® website (https://www.eatright.org/national-nutrition-month-2023) offers these 5 weekly messages to consider and act on during this monthly observance:
Week 1: Eat with the environment in mind.
Week 2: See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
Week 3: Stay nourished and save money.
Week 4: Eat a variety of foods from all food groups.
Week 5: Make tasty foods at home.
Representing more than 112,000 credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.
Tulare County HHSA’s Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention program (NEOP) works along those same lines to implement healthy changes within Tulare County communities and provide nutrition and physical activity education to low-income residents by:
Tulare County NEOP also collaborates with multiple existing organizations and programs, including:
Nutrition Education Classes
Classes offered include basic nutrition, eating healthy on a budget, physical activity, and healthy recipe food demonstrations.
Healthy Retail Initiative
Tulare County NEOP provides nutrition education at retail sites as well as healthy retail advertising.
Signature community events that Tulare County NEOP hosts with collaboration from our partners include:
In this way, NEOP helps the community “Fuel for the Future,” as recommended by National Nutrition Month®.