National Nutrition Month® 2021

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

Personalize Your Plate!

This year’s theme emphasizes that “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.” 2021’s theme is broken down over the course of four weeks. 

Week one: Eat a variety of nutritious foods everyday

  • Hydrate with water
  • Eat nutritious foods from all food groups
  • Learn how to read nutrition facts
  • Take time to enjoy your food

Week two: Plan your meals each week

  • Use a grocery list to shop for healthy foods
  • Choose recipes to make throughout the week
  • Enjoy healthy snacks 
  • Become menu savvy when eating out

Week three:Learn skills to create tasty meals

  • Practice proper home food safety
  • Keep healthy ingredients on hand
  • Reduce food waste
  • Try new flavors and foods

Week four: Consult a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

  • Ask your doctor for referral to an RDN
  • Find an RDN who is specialized to eat your unique needs
  • Meet RDNs in a variety of settings throughout the community
  • Receive personalized nutrition advice to meet your goals

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



Video resources from our partners and other educators


Written resources and other downloadable material for use offline
Vines Spinach Tour

Snap-Ed: How To Create A Healthy Plate

How to create a Healthy Plate by Kaiser Permanente

Snap-Ed NY: Apple Sandwiches

Eat Right: Understanding Dietary Guidelines

Snap-Ed: Fruit Pizza

Snap-Ed NY: Snacking on Fruits and Veggies Lesson with Veggie Wrap Recipe


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Cornell University Cooperative Extension Broome County logo
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