Tomorrow kicks off National Nutrition Month! Have you ever heard of it? Do you know the difference between a nutritionist and dietitian? Well if you want to find out more, you came to the right place. I’m sharing some of the most important things that help define National Nutrition Month and what being an RD means plus some great resources!
From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website:
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
The theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”, which acts as a reminder that each bite counts. Making just small shifts in our food choices, can add up over time. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest starting with small changes in order to make healthier lasting changes you can enjoy. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month® inspires us to start with small changes in our eating habits – one forkful at a time. So whether you are planning meals to prepare at home or making selections when eating out, Put Your Best Fork Forward to help find your healthy eating style.
Some of my favorite personal nutrition resources/reads:
Here are a few of my personal RD related posts I’ve shared on the blog:
I’ll also be sharing my favorite posts from other RD’s talking about NNM throughout the month on my Facebook Page Dietitian Jess Nutrition so make sure you are following me there!