March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a nonprofit organization.
According to the Academy, “The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.”
As part of National Nutrition Month this year, many government, nonprofit, and private sector sources are focusing attention on good nutrition as a means to prevent illness and promote wellness and good health. Good nutrition, along with exercise, has been referred to by noted medical authorities as the “best medicine” for prevention and wellness.
Under the theme “Get your Plate in Shape,” the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is providing a Nutrition Education Resource page as part of National Nutrition Month this year. On it are links to multiple articles and fact sheets provided by the Academy on healthy eating and recipes, as well as links to other food and nutrition resources. Here are some additional resources:
Resources on Healthy Eating for Prevention & Wellness
Following is a list of some of the government, nonprofit and private sector resources on food and good nutrition for prevention and wellness, being provided with reference to National Nutrition Month this year:
- It’s About Eating Right, from the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Nutrition.gov, a service of the National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Food and Nutrition Information Center, of the USDA
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, provided by the USDA
- MyPlate Super Tracker, an online tool provided by USDA to help you form “your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up, and get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead”
- WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Resources on Nutrition, provided by the USDA
- Eating Healthier and Feeling Better Using the Nutrition Facts Label, a resource provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- FruitsAndVegetablesMatter.gov, provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Healthy Recipes with Fruit and Vegetables, a tool provided by the CDC
- The CDC Features Prevention for Nutrition Month
- Nutrition Center, provided by the American Heart Association
- National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging, provided by Florida International University with a Grant from the Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services.
See related HelpingYouCare™ reports on:
Food as Preventive Medicine (Video)
- Diet & Nutrition: Physical Wellness;
- Exercise: Physical Wellness;
- Sleep, Hygiene, Quit Smoking & Other Healthy Practices: Physical Wellness;
- Activities to Preserve Mental Acuity: Intellectual Wellness;
- Social Interaction & A Sense of Connection With Others: Social Wellness;
- Other Areas of Wellness: Emotional, Ethical/ Spiritual & Vocational Wellness; and
- Examples of Healthy Aging: Stories of Inspiring Seniors.
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