March is Nutrition Month
NIH is hosting a number of activities in March to promote National Nutrition Month. The theme this year -- "All foods can fit" (selected by the American Dietetic Association) -- reminds us that we can have healthy diets without denying our favorite foods. Variety and moderation are the key factors to a healthy diet, and a healthy diet and adequate physical activity are the key factors to a healthy lifestyle.
The following activities on campus during National Nutrition Month are sponsored by the NIH nutrition coordinating committee, the Worksite Health Promotion Program, and the Clinical Center:
For more information about National Nutrition Month activities at NIH, contact the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, 4-8822; the Worksite Health Promotion Office, 6-1105; or the CC nutrition department, 6-3311.
For copies of the USDA/DHHS 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and various fact sheets on weight control, contact the NIDDK Weight-control Information Network, phone (800) 946-8098/(301) 570-2177; fax (301) 570-2186; internet: WIN@matthewsgroup.com.
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) offers a consumer nutrition hot line (800-366-1655) for food and nutrition messages recorded in English or Spanish from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. The ADA internet address for nutrition information is: http://www.eatright.org.
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