To highlight the role everyone plays in ensuring a healthy future for our nation’s children, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation announce the first Kids Eat Right Month, to be celebrated each August.
Kids Eat Right Month will focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and families, featuring expert advice from registered dietitian nutritionists.
Kids Eat Right, created in 2010by the Academy and its charitable Foundation, offers resources and information for Academy members and the public to encourage nutritious, healthful eating among children and families. Kids Eat Right supports efforts of the White House to end the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
In celebration of Kids Eat Right Month, registered dietitian nutritionists will mobilize in a grassroots movement, sharing healthful eating messages with schools, communities and faith groups.
In addition to educating families on living healthier lifestyles, Kids Eat Right Month will reach out to policy makers whose programs and legislation affect children and their nutritional health.
To help celebrate Kids Eat Right Month, the Academy has developed educational materials appropriate for every audience. These free materials will be available in July at www.KidsEatRight.org.
For more information, visit www.KidsEatRight.org.
posted by: Eric Fujimori