The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month® campaign celebrates its 50th anniversary with the theme, Fuel for the Future. The theme focuses on eating with sustainability in mind for nourishment and to protect the environment.
Good dietary habits can promote health and reduce the risk of major chronic diseases. Access to food, specifically nutritious food, is regarded as a key social determinant of health that has a direct impact on a person’s well-being.
Lack of access to these nutritious foods may have a greater impact on racial and ethnic minority communities, residents of low-income communities, and those living in rural areas, especially older adults.
Along with eating well, regular physical activity improves overall health and prevents diseases. Check out healthy eating and budgeting tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and physical activity guidelines from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Move Your Way® campaign and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.