National Nutrition Month® 2023

What is National Nutrition Month®?

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. See more about the history here.

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.

Week one: Eat with the Environment in Mind

  • Enjoy more plant-based meals and snacks
  • Purchase foods with minimal packaging 
  • Buy foods in season and shop locally when possible
  • Start a container or backyard garden to grow food at home

Week two: See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

  • Ask your doctor for referral to an RDN
  • Find an RDN who specializes in your unique needs
  • Learn how nutrient needs may change with age
  • Receive personalized nutrition information to meet your health goals

Week three: Stay Nourished and Save Money

  • Plan your meals and snacks
  • See what food you have at home before purchasing more
  • Use a grocery list and shop sales when purchasing food
  • Learn about community resources such as SNAP, WIC, and local food banks

Week four: Eat a Variety of Foods from all Food Groups

  • Include your favorite cultural foods and traditions
  • Eat foods in various forms including fresh, frozen, canned, and dried
  • Avoid fad diets that promote unnecessary restrictions
  • Practice gratitude for your body by giving it the fuel it needs

Week five: Make Tasty Foods at Home

  • Learn cooking and meal preparation skills
  • Try new flavors and foods from around the world 
  • Find creative ways to use leftovers rather than tossing them
  • Create happy memories by eating with friends and family when possible

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


Videos and Activities

Explore the tabs below to find some video resources and engaging activities from our partners and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!


Explore the tabs below for some written resources and other downloadable material for use offline!


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