National Nutrition Month® 2022

What is National Nutrition Month®?

Since 1973 by Presidential proclamation National Nutrition week was created and embraced by the academy of nutrition and dietetics. It had so much growing success, they expanded it to a full month in 1980! The campaign’s purpose is to promote nutrition and healthy eating to a wide variety of public audiences. See more about the history here

Celebrate A World of Flavors!

Celebrating flavors from cultures around the world is a tasty way to nourish ourselves and appreciate our diversity. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help you create healthy habits that celebrate your heritage and introduce you to new foods and flavors. 2022’s theme is broken down over the course of five weeks. 

Week one: Eat a variety of nutritious foods

  • Include healthful foods from all food groups
  • Learn how to read nutrition facts labels
  • Incorporate your favorite cultural foods and traditions

Week two: See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

  • Ask your doctor for referral to an RDN
  • Find an RDN who is specializes in your unique needs
  • Receive personalized nutrition information to meet your health goals

Week three: Plan your meals and snacks

  • Choose healthful recipes to make during the week
  • Use a grocery list to shop for nutritious foods
  • Make healthful food and drink choices when away from home

Week four: Create tasty foods at home

  • Learn cooking and meal preparation skills
  • Try new flavors and foods from around the world
  • Enjoy your meals with friends or family, when possible

Week five: Pull it all together

  • Eat a variety of nutritious foods
  • See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
  • Plan your meals and snacks
  • Create tasty foods at home

Please visit the National Nutrition Month® campaign toolkit here to explore official tip sheets, games, activities, press releases and planning materials

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Videos and Activities

Video resources and engaging activities from our partners and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Written resources and other downloadable material for use offline
Snap-Ed: How To Create A Healthy Plate

How to create a Healthy Plate by Kaiser Permanente

National Nutrition Month 2022 Quiz
Crossword Puzzle
Nutrition Sudoku
National Nutrition Month 2022 Word Search


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