Orange County Celebrates National Nutrition Month® 2013
About National Nutrition Month®
During National Nutrition Month® 2013 and beyond, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” This year’s theme focuses individualizing nutritious and active lifestyle choices. We each have different lifestyles, cultural and ethnic traditions, and health concerns and each one of these things influence the way we eat. “
Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” supports the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA’s food icon, MyPlate, reminding everyone to be more mindful of the foods we eat.
Before you eat, think about what and how much food goes on your plate or in your bowl. Over the day, include food from all food groups: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein foods.
For more information about MyPlate, go to www.choosemyplate.gov
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Registered Dietitian Day, celebrated March 13th, increases awareness of registered dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.
Join the Orange County Health Department and Orange County Government Offices as we encourage residents and employees to “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”
Events and Activities in Orange County
Orange County Employee Events:
The Health Department is planning several activities to help promote National Nutrition Month® and the “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day ” theme to include nutrition and exercise seminars, and a nutrition and physical activity challenge
National Nutrition Month® Events/Services for Community Groups:
Feria de la Salud
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 2:00-6:00 PM at St. Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill: The Health Department will have multiple tables promoting National Nutrition Month® and services.
Nutrition Counseling Services and Diabetes Self-Management in Orange CountyThe Orange County Health Department offers individual Nutrition Counseling Services and Diabetes Self-Management Education for all county residents and county employees throughout the year. For more information, visit www.co.orange.nc.us/health/Nutrition.asp.
National Nutrition Month® Website
Check out the National Nutrition Month® website to find more information about the campaign, helpful tips, games and nutrition education resources designed to spread the message of how to ‘Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day."
- National Nutrition Month® Campaign (Main Page)
- Nutrition Education Resources
- National Nutrition Month® 2013 Recipes
- Interactive Games, Quizzes and Videos
Other Helpful Websites
- Eat Smart, Move More NC Campaign
- My Eat Smart, Move More
- NC Division of Public Health Nutrition Services Branch
For More Information:
Renée Kemske, MPH, RD, LDN
Nutrition Program Manager