What do you think of when March rolls around? Basketball fans are probably gearing up for March Madness, history buffs might think of Caesar and the Ides of March, and then there’s the proverb that March comes in like a lion and out like lamb (or is it in like a lamb and out like a lion?)… Anyway, for dietitians and other nutrition professionals, March means National Nutrition Month®! It’s the month when we really shout our healthy eating message from the rooftops! Not that we’re shy about it the rest of the year, but still, March is special!
Whether you are a dietitian, educator, parent, or someone who is just trying to eat a bit better, ChooseMyPlate.gov has lots of materials to support your efforts during National Nutrition Month®. Here are some key resources to check out:
- MyPlate, MyWins Tipsheets
MyPlate has a new series of simple tip sheets to help you find healthy eating solutions in everyday life. We have lots of ideas for small changes when eating out or at home. For example, check out these tips for making better choices at the coffee shop or these ideas for meal planning. These new tip sheets are now available in English and in Spanish!
- Interactive Tools
If you’re looking for something more interactive, MyPlate has online tools to meet your needs. SuperTracker is our free food and physical activity tracking website. Use it at home or on the go to get a personalized healthy eating plan and see how your choices stack up. Plus, there’s the What’s Cooking recipe site to help with healthy meal planning, cooking, and grocery shopping. Not to mention our fun MyPlate quizzes to test your food group knowledge.
- MyPlate Videos
Take a look at our real family video series to get inspiration from families who are making healthy eating a reality. Plus, check out our animated video series demonstrating how simple healthy swaps for beverages, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner can add up over time.
- MyPlate for Families
This collection of resources can help families eat better together. There are printable activity sheets, such as a MyPlate grocery store bingo card for kids, and tips for making mealtimes fun and stress-free.
- MyPlate for Schools
Schools today are focusing on offering a variety of fruit and vegetables and serving healthy recipes. Find posters, lesson plans, and school meal resources such as the MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast and MyPlate Guide to School Lunch.
Happy National Nutrition Month®!