Did you know that March 11th is Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists Day? Don’t forget to wish them a “Happy RDN Day!”
Since March is National Nutrtition Month, I got together with our Nutrition Manager, Maria Ali, and asked her some questions about the role of nutrition at Second Harvest Food Bank.
- Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Is Second Harvest doing anything special during this month?
Yes, March is National Nutrition Month (NNM)! It’s kind of an exciting month for Registered Dietitians (RDs) because it’s also Registered Dietitian Day on March 14th. During the month of March we try to highlight the campaign, which focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
When I started working here I made a habit of bringing attention to the campaign during the month of March. We bring awareness of it to our partner agencies by posting NNM material in the lobby of our warehouse and in our Food News e-newsletters, and to staff by highlighting key messages in our monthly wellness tip posting. We also blogged about it last year promoting the annual theme. And I make sure to mention it when providing nutrition education out in the community. Read More …