Did you know March is Nutrition Month? Created in 1982, dietitians have been celebrating Nutrition Month for the last 40 years. Nutrition Month is a public awareness campaign created to promote the importance of healthy eating and to identify dietitians as the most credible source of food and nutrition information.
There is a new theme each year, and this year’s theme is “Unlock the Potential of Food: Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow”. Canadians face many challenges when making food choices, including social influences, food marketing, and the increasing availability of foods high in fat, sodium and sugars. These factors have a major impact on food choices and can make healthy eating a challenge for many people, which is why having the knowledge and skills to be able to read and understand nutrition labels is important.