Dietetics program celebrates National Nutrition Month

Dietetics program celebrates National Nutrition Month

Apr 8
Marla Todd, Associate Director of Advancement Communications
  

The Student Dietetic Association collaborated with the University’s Dining Services for National Nutrition Month in March to highlight the importance of portion sizes, healthy meal preparation and various topics relating to nutrition. National Nutrition Month is an educational and informational campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme was “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” which focused on making educated dietary decisions and developing healthy eating habits.

In the classroom, students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition’s Communication in Nutrition course held their annual Nutrition Fair on March 13 in the Ikenberry Commons. Students created displays on nutrition issues ranging from the essential nutrients (fat, carbohydrates, protein, etc.) to MyPlate. Regardless of your nutritional IQ, National Nutrition Month at UIUC offers the opportunity for everyone to increase their awareness and celebrate the joys of healthy eating.

National Nutrition Month