National Nutrition Month® officially kicks off TODAY! All March long, we’ll be celebrating nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Most importantly, we’ll be chatting how Registered Dietitian Nutritionists play a key role in helping you and your significant other have happy, healthy lifestyles together!
NJ already got the Nutrition Month 2017 party started! The NJ Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics has a ton of exciting happenings going on for National Nutrition Month® – and beyond! For starters, if you pop over to any of the NJAND social media feeds, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you’ll see we’ve been celebrating since February. This year, NJAND turns 85, and to showcase all the amazing work RDNs in NJ are doing, they are promoting 85 dietitians over the next 85 days. Make sure to follow to see if you know any of my incredible colleagues!
Healthy Cooking Demonstrations with Whole Foods
This year, NJAND is proud to announce an exciting partnership with several Whole Foods Markets in southern New Jersey as we promote the theme of “Put Your Best Fork Forward”. Cooking demonstrations will be held providing free samples of delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that prove healthy can also be tasty. NJ Registered Dietitian Nutritionists will also be available during the events to answer questions and provide info throughout the demos.
Join us at the following Whole Foods Markets locations this March to show your support of eating healthy, the nutrition profession, or even be inspired to try a new recipe or two:
Saturday, March 4
Greentree Square, 940 NJ-73, Marlton, NJ 08053
Saturday, March 11
Windsor Green Shopping Center, 3495 US Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
Saturday, March 18
Ellisburg Shopping Center, 1558 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Food Drive & Cooking Demonstrations with MEND
NJAND has recently partnered with Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity (MEND), a coalition of 16 faith-based food pantries in Essex County. During the month of March, MEND will be running a Healthy Pantries, Healthy Patrons Food Drive to collect healthy and nutritious foods to stock their pantries. Volunteers are needed throughout the month of March to aid with the food drive at various MEND pantry locations. Time and locations will vary and can be scheduled by reaching out to Sharon Reilly-Tobin, MEND Coordinator at 908-497-4012.
— EatRightNJ (@EatRight_NJ) February 23, 2017
Don’t forget- next Wednesday, March 8, is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!
@EatRight_NJ turns 85 this year! See how we are celebrating during #NationalNutritionMonth!