No need to tell any of you that it’s National Nutrition Month. Dietitians, dietetic technicians, and students in dietetics programs have all been helping to publicize it since its inception decades ago.
In these days of crazy and extreme diet-related fads, the basic messages of balance and variety in our intake, the importance of food safety, and the benefits of regular exercise will always outlast the latest diet craze – because they work. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is proud to partner with the Academy to get this message out; and through community education programs like Kids Eat Right, children and their parents receive sound nutrition information that they might otherwise never hear.
Your donations to the Foundation help make this possible. We hope you all will help share the Academy’s National Nutrition Month messages this year as well as the Foundation programs like Kids Eat Right.
Finally, as of this writing, Foundation scholarship applications are now open. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 and are available for all levels of study. Visit our new application portal and apply today. Thanks to our Foundation donors whose generosity makes these scholarships possible. And if you are student who has received a Foundation scholarship, we hope you will give back to the Foundation once you’ve launched your career. Happy National Nutrition Month!
Martin M. Yadrick, MS, MBI, RDN, FAND
2017 – 2019 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Chair