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March Is National Nutrition Month

Spring is in the air and the days are getting longer! With the anticipation of longer days and warmer weather, it’s also exciting to see March’s month-long national health observances. What might your organization focus on in March?

  • Athletic Training Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Child Life Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Eye Donor Month
  • Kidney Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Professional Social Work Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month

For me, it’s National Nutrition Month! We can’t survive without nutrition, and food is at the epicenter of all occasions in life. There is so much confusion out there regarding nutrition with constant fad diets and ever-changing diet guidelines. When will it end? Finding a good nutritional resource isn’t always easy. If you have a current medical condition, it’s best to get advice from your physician or the health professional you’re working with. If you don’t have a medical condition, seek out creditable sources. My favorites are Mayo Clinic, WebMD, University of California at Berkeley and Dr. Ann Kulze. Don’t get caught up in the hype, stay informed instead!