Nutrition Month Observed at NIH
NIH is hosting a number of activities in March to promote National
Nutrition Month. The theme this year, selected by the American
Dietetic Association, is "Make nutrition come alive. It's all about
you." This message reminds us that we are empowered to select
healthy foods for ourselves and our families. Variety and
moderation are the key factors to a healthy diet, and combine with
adequate physical activity to yield a healthy lifestyle.
The following activities on campus are planned for March:
- Clinical Center dietetic interns will present two nutrition
classes for employees from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on two Fridays in
March. "Size It Up! Increase Your Awareness of How Much
You Are Eating," will be presented Mar. 6 in the Little
Theatre, Bldg. 10 and Mar. 13 in Bldg. 31, Rm. 8A28. "Get
Moving! Controlling Your Weight With an Active Lifestyle,"
will be presented on Mar. 6 in 31/8A28 and on Mar. 13 in the
- The NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination is
hosting a nutrition seminar on Thursday, Mar. 19. Dr.
Thomas A. Wadden from the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine will present a lecture on "Behaviors and
Attitudes Associated with Weight Management," in balcony C
of the Natcher Bldg. from 3 to 4 p.m.
- DNRC and NHLBI are hosting a discussion of issues related
to "Dietary Fat Intake" on Friday, Mar. 27 in Natcher
conference rooms F1&2 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The presenter
will be Dr. Scott Grundy, director, Center for Human
Nutrition at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Colorful nutrition month posters will appear on the director's
bulletin boards and in NIH cafeterias to announce the month's
- DeLITEful Entrees (lower in fat, sodium, cholesterol and
calories than regular entrees) will continue to be provided in
the NIH cafeterias operated by GSI. (These entrees were
initiated during National Nutrition Month in 1996.)
The Better Choices Vending Program (to identify snacks
lower in fat, sodium and calories) will be back in many NIH
- A message about the nutrition month theme will appear on
your Feb. 24 and Mar. 24 DHHS Earnings and Leave
- Important information on a variety of nutrition-related themes
is available from NIDDK's Weight Control Information
Network, phone (800) 946-8098; NHLBI (301) 251-1222 and
1-800 575-WELL; and the Cancer Information Service (800
4-CANCER). In addition, ADA offers a consumer nutrition
hot line (800 366-1655) for food and nutrition messages taped
in English and Spanish.
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