Pennyrile Area Development District
A Regional Planning & Development Agency
National Nutrition Month
Posted on March 10th, 2016

​Initially, National Nutrition Week started in 1973, but was expanded to National Nutrition Month® in 1980.  National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and celebrated each March.  This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right”.  It aims to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits along with physical activity.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating should be more than just eating, it should be an experience.  Individuals are encouraged to take time to enjoy traditions, surroundings, social interactions and the flavors of food while eating.  An individual’s surroundings can be just as important as what they are eating. 

​Our Senior Centers would definitely agree when it comes to the overall experience of eating.  Seniors join in our congregate meals served daily at the Senior Centers in order to have a healthy meal in a comfortable setting while enjoying interacting with their peers.    
Our Senior Centers have many special activities scheduled this month in recognition of National Nutrition Month®.  For more information about participating in these special activities please contact your local Senior Center.For more information regarding National Nutrition Month® and “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” access www.eatright.org.  To learn more about the Senior Center in your area, contact Jill Collins at [email protected] or call 1-866-844-4396.


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