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National Nutrition Month

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The National Nutrition Month campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Taking charge of your health contributes to overall wellbeing; as well as losing weight or stay-ing at your ideal weight, which reduces risks of chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes.

The campaign, originally “National Nutrition Week,” was first launched in 1973, with the theme “Invest in Yourself – Buy Nutrition.”

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) was an early advocate in getting the message to the public organizing educational events held in schools and health care centers. By the beginning of 1980, due to an intense increase in popularity, the House of Delegates expanded National Nutrition Week to National Nutrition Month.

Taking charge of your health contrib-utes to overall wellbeing; as well as losing weight or staying at your ideal weight, which reduces risks of chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes.