National Nutrition Month

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Take a 100 meal journey. Make small changes, one meal at a time.

nutrition-month-colour-ENGThe Nutrition Month 2016 campaign is dedicated to supporting Canadians to make small changes to their eating patterns – one meal at a time.  Every year the Dietitians of Canada choose a campaign theme based on input from members and consumers. The goal of the campaign is to provide information and guidance to make it a little easier for Canadians to choose, eat and enjoy healthy food.

Dietitians in communities and workplaces across the country will be hosting events during March. Dietitians of Canada members will post planned events to our online Canada Activity Map. It will be available later in January 2016.  Members will be provided with a variety of tools and resources to support their planning including a Toolkit, bilingual fact sheets, tips and tweets to share and a ready-to-go power point presentation. As resources are available they will be posted here.

We encourage community leaders and other health professionals to get involved too. Whether you take and share the pledge, distribute the Nutrition Month fact sheets and feature recipes, ‘tweet’ using the ready-to-go Nutrition Month tweets, promote the apps, or organize a workplace event, your efforts will help to increase consumer awareness of the importance of healthy eating.

Here are some key Dates for the Nutrition Month Campaign:

  • February 23: Pledge your change launch
  • March 1: First day of Nutrition Month
  • March 16: Dietitians Day

Interested in a little history of the campaign – link here.

Once a year, a special day is dedicated to all dietitians across Canada. For 2016, ‘Dietitians Day’ is on March 16.

Nutrition Month is brought to you by Dietitians of Canada and thousands of dietitians across the country, in collaboration with the campaign sponsors. Our official sponsors for 2016 are Canadian Lentils and Dairy Farmers of Canada. Factsheet sponsor are the www.HealthyFlax.org and the Barley Council of Canada.