This month, challenge your department members to focus on an all-around healthy diet during National Nutrition Month®. Held each March, National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year's National Nutrition Month theme – Eat Right With Color – encourages consumers to remember to include a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy on their plates every day.
To motive your department members, try sending out weekly emails with new recipes, motivational messages and quotes, and food substation ideas. Display posters and other information from the National Nutrition Month web site. Put up a bulletin board with reminders and tips in the station. Find more nutrition resources and activity ideas on the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program web site.
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