Nutrition is more than cutting out certain foods for healthier eating habits. It’s also about feeding the body the best vitamins and nutrients a body naturally needs for optimum health. March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign created 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 March 2013 is "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" and there are many ways Wake County residents can take part in the celebration.
National Nutrition Month® Annual Food Drive
In honor of National Nutrition Month®, the Wake County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program hosts an Annual Food Drive throughout the month of March, benefitting local food banks and the Wake County residents they serve. Food collection boxes will be placed at Wake County employee buildings to collect donations for non-perishable items. Thank you for your support!
Nutrition Story Time at Wake County Libraries
Each year throughout the month of March, Wake County’s Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Section celebrates National Nutrition Month by teaming up with Wake County Libraries during story time hours. This year, nutritionists and health educators will be facilitating a fruit and vegetable activity to promote healthy eating among preschoolers. Visit the link below to find dates and times at a library near you.
Check out nutrition-related articles written/adapted by Wake County Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians to learn more about eating a healthier diet.
Get Your Cup in Shape
Fiber – Your Friend!
Healthy Snacks for Kids
Shape Up Your Plate Proteins
Breastfeeding in Public