Publish Date: March 5, 2024
Author: Seubert
Tags: Blog - SeubertU

Embracing Health: Celebrating National Nutrition Month

As we enter March, it’s time to celebrate National Nutrition Month®, an opportunity to focus on better eating habits and overall wellness. This annual campaign was established in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a month-long observation that encourages us all to reflect on our diets and make positive changes for a healthier lifestyle. 

Nutrition isn’t just about counting calories or following fad diets; it’s about nourishing our bodies with the essential nutrients they need to thrive. It’s about embracing a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods from all food groups – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. It’s about understanding the power of food as fuel for our bodies, providing us with the energy and vitality to tackle each day with gusto. 

This month, we encourage everyone to focus on making small, sustainable changes that can have a big impact on your overall health. Here are some simple but effective strategies to incorporate into your routine:

  • Plan meals ahead of time to ensure you’re meeting all five food groups and maintaining balance. 
  • Opt for home-cooked meals when possible, as they often have fewer calories and better portion control than restaurant meals. 
  • Prioritize fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while limiting processed foods high in saturated fat or sugar. 
  • Keep healthy snacks readily available, such as pre-cut fruits and vegetables, nuts, or yogurt, to avoid reaching for unhealthy options when hunger strikes. 
  • Stay hydrated by drinking more water throughout the day instead of sugary beverages. 
  • Experiment with plant-based meals by trying meatless Mondays or new vegetarian recipes. 
  • Educate yourself about nutrition by reading food labels to make the best-informed choice for your health goals.  

National Nutrition Month is not just about personal health; it’s about building a community of wellness. Here’s to sharing our knowledge and supporting each other on this journey. Together, we can embrace healthier habits and live our best lives. For inspiration on the impact you can make (at home or in the workplace), here are 50 Ideas to Get Involved in National Nutrition Month® published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

For more resources about healthy eating or finding a nutrition expert to work with, be sure to check out, or have a conversation with your doctor/healthcare provider. 


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