“Get Your Plate in Shape” is this year’s theme for National Nutrition Month!
This commemorative month was created in 1980 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to stress “the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” March 14, 2012 is also Registered Dietician Day.
A plate is divided into four sections: fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins, plus a separate glass for dairy. This representation is to assist individuals with visualizing how to incorporate the Dietary Guidelines for their own meals. For more information and resources about National Nutrition Month check out www.eatright.org.