“Eat Right With Color” During Nutrition Month!

March 01, 2011

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Happy Nutrition Month!

Governor Quinn has recently named March as Nutrition Month here in Illinois. This is in response to the prevalence of obesity in our state and the need to promote health and wellness through community nutrition programs. To read the official proclamation, click here [pdf].

The American Dietetic Association promotes Nutrition Month on a national level. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Eat Right With Color,” encouraging everyone to eat a variety of healthy produce, lean meats and whole grains in a variety of colors.

Nutrition Month is a great time to learn about healthy eating and carry that knowledge with you for the rest of the year! To learn more about the ADA's campaign and find some great resources to celebrate nutrition month and promote healthy eating in your school or beyond, click here!