National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in Schools

Choose MyPlate – National Nutrition Month

Action for Healthy Kids – National Nutrition Month

MyState MyPlate toolkit for teachers

Coloring Page for Kids – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition Tip Sheets – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition Sudoku for Kids – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Other Ideas:

Host a Taste Test – a great way to encourage students to try new foods.

Promote nutrition through existing communication channels such as the school website and social media, school newsletters and morning announcements.

Prepare a lesson about Rethinking Your Drink .

Encourage students to eat breakfast. It activates our brains, gives us energy, and makes us alert. Eating a healthy well balanced breakfast also helps us continue making good choices throughout the day.