National Nutritional Month 2019

It is an annual nutrition education and information campaign, conducting every year.

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to:

  • reach and maintain a healthy weight
  • reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart attacks etc
  • promote your overall health.

National Nutrition Month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

This campaign is celebrated each year during the month of March.

It focuses on:

  • importance of making food choices
  • developing sound eating
  • physical activity habits.

The purpose of nutrition month  is to help the public become aware of the:

  • importance of good nutrition and
  •  healthful eating plan.


The main focus of the campaign is to bring awareness to:

  • making informed food choices and
  • developing good eating and
  • physical activity habits.

This year’s objective is all about achieving a healthy lifestyle in order to:

  • maintain a healthy weight
  • and reduce risk of chronic disease

national nutrition month


Initiated in 1973 as National Nutrition Week. Later this objective turned out into a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing interest in nutrition.

The Theme

The theme of National Nutrition Month 2019 is to encourages everyone to realize the importance of:

  •  healthy diets
  •  physical activity
  •  reduced laziness.

Everyone can contribute to better nutrition and physical activity for better help.

Ms. Surya M Kottaram, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics  had functioned as a resource person on the topic ‘Poshan Maah- 2019’.

It was organised by ICDS, Palluruthy as a part of National  Nutrition Month Celebration- 2019 for Anganwadi helpers on  30/09/2019. She took classes on Basic Nutrition, Importance of first 1000 days and diet for Anaemia.

For more references: Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

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