Press ReleaseDuring National Nutrition Month 2011 and Beyond, AmericanDietetic Association Encourages Everyone to Eat Righ...
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Press release national nutrition month

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Press ReleaseDuring National Nutrition Month 2011 and Beyond, AmericanDietetic Association Encourages Everyone to Eat Right with ColorTuesday, February 01, 2011Month-long campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices anddeveloping sound eating and physical activity habitsMedia Contacts: Ryan OMalley, Allison MacMunn800/877-1600, ext. 4802, 4769media@eatright.orgCHICAGO – As trends continue to indicate Americans are interested in improving their diets and leading more healthfullifestyles, the American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that an easy way to focus on eating better is to "Eat Rightwith Color," which is this years theme of National Nutrition Month®. Each March, ADA focuses attention on returning to thebasics of healthy eating. This years National Nutrition Month theme encourages consumers to remember to include acolorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day."The American Dietetic Association is committed to improving the nations health, and one of the ways we do this is byproviding science-based nutrition information to consumers in a way that’s easy to understand and apply to their everydaylives," said registered dietitian and ADA President Judith C. Rodriguez. "National Nutrition Month offers a great opportunityto focus peoples attention on a universal theme that cuts through the clutter of information and gets back to the principles ofa healthful diet."Initiated in 1973 as a week-long event, "National Nutrition Week" became a month-long observance in 1980 in response togrowing public interest in nutrition. Additionally, to commemorate the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing thenutritional status of Americans and people around the world, the second Wednesday of March has been designated"Registered Dietitian Day." This year marks the fourth annual Registered Dietitian Day.The recently released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend an increased focus on a plant-based diet. Thiscombined with including lean meats, fish and poultry, and low-fat milk and dairy products creates a rainbow of colors on theplate that serve as the foundation for a healthful eating plan."The Dietary Guidelines provide a great base for directing the eating patterns of Americans. The expertise of registereddietitians can translate the Guidelines into easy, actionable and personal information that can be used to develop a healthfuleating plan that is right for the individual," Rodriguez said. "ADA encourages all Americans to take time during NationalNutrition Month to look at their eating patterns and begin to make the small improvements that, over time, add up tosignificant health benefits."As part of this public education campaign, ADAs National Nutrition Month website includes a variety of helpful tips, fungames, promotional tools and nutrition education resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition aroundthe "Eat Right with Color" theme.More Media Materials  Let Color Be Your Guide to Nutritious Meals  Registered Dietitians Translate Nutrition Science into Healthy Lifestyles  Helping Your Kids Eat Right with Color  Eat Right with the Colors of MyPyramid National Nutrition Month website: »

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