November 17, 2021
CHICAGO – In March, the Academy focuses attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month®. The 2022 theme, Celebrate a World of Flavors, embraces global cultures, cuisines and inclusion, plus showcases the expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists.
"The theme Celebrate a World of Flavors gives every culture a place at the table," said registered dietitian nutritionist Libby Mills, a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Philadelphia, Pa. "Celebrating the cultural heritage, traditions and recipes from all people is a tasty way to nourish ourselves, learn about one another and find appreciation in our diversity."
During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy encourages everyone to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits they can follow all year long. The Academy encourages seeking the advice of registered dietitian nutritionists – the food and nutrition experts who can help develop individualized eating and activity plans to meet people's health goals.
"Celebrate a World of Flavors highlights the unique, cultural variety of foods available to people from around the world and the role that dietitians play in helping clients create healthy habits while celebrating their cultural foods and heritage," said registered dietitian nutritionist Rahaf Al Bochi, a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Baltimore, Md.
Registered dietitian nutritionists help clients fine-tune traditional recipes, provide alternative cooking methods and other healthful advice for incorporating family-favorite foods into everyday meals. To find a registered dietitian nutritionist near you, use the Academy's online Find an Expert service.
National Nutrition Month®
National Nutrition Month® was initiated in 1973 as National Nutrition Week, and it became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing interest in nutrition. The second Wednesday of March is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, an annual celebration of the dedication of RDNs as the leading advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. This year's observance will be March 9.
As part of National Nutrition Month®, the Academy's website will host resources to spread the message of good nutrition and the importance of an overall healthy lifestyle for all. Follow National Nutrition Month® on the Academy's social media channels including Facebook and Twitter using #NationalNutritionMonth.
Representing more than 112,000 credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving health and advancing the profession of nutrition and dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at eatright.org.