It's Time to Celebrate Nutrition! 🧨

Nutritious diets play a key role in helping individuals stay healthy throughout their lives. However, as the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health highlighted, millions of Americans face hurdles when it comes to accessing healthy food — and far too many are at risk of experiencing diet-related diseases. To address this issue of growing concern, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a goal to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.

This goal is embedded in all aspects of our work at ODPHP. Whether it’s the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the Healthy People initiative, MyHealthfinder, or the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, encouraging Americans to lead healthy and active lives is what we do. In March, we’re highlighting the important role nutrition plays in health and well-being.

Join us as ODPHP celebrates and honors the role nutrition plays in our lives. Led annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the month of March is recognized as National Nutrition Month.® This year's theme is “Beyond the Table,” which addresses “the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition, from food production and distribution to navigating grocery stores and farmers markets — and even home food safety and storage practices. It also describes the various ways we eat — not only around a dinner table, but also on the go, in schools and restaurants, at games and events. This theme also includes sustainability, for instance, decreasing food waste from school and work to home and beyond.”

Over the course of the month, you’ll hear from ODPHP as we add commentary on topics related to the weekly themes that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is emphasizing. We’ll also be sharing information and resources from our programs that consumers and professionals can use to learn more about the connection between nutrition and health — and explore healthy eating recommendations included in the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Stay in the loop with ODPHP’s National Nutrition Month® activities by following us on X (@HealthGov and @FitnessGov), Facebook and LinkedIn. And follow the conversation with the hashtag #NationalNutritionMonth.


Categories: Blog, National Health Observances