Nutrition Around the World

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is: Celebrate a World of Flavors. Nutrition is an evolving science. Get familiar with the current food guide with this helpful free downloadable poster of the MyPlate Food Guide or Canada’s Food Guide.

Food is different around the world. Different ingredients, different spices, different herbs. But one thing that remains the same is nutrition. Having a balance of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy at every meal will not only serve nutritional requirements, but also satisfy your tastebuds. This year, celebrate National Nutrition Month by holding a World Food Fair. Encourage students to find meals from different places around the world. These meals must meet the MyPlate Food Guide, or Canada’s Food Guide. Students will share their chosen meals and explain why they are nutritious.

For additional content, request the toolkit from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for tip sheets, games, activities and planning materials.

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