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Happy National Nutrition Month!

Today, FoodFacts.com wants to recognize that March is National Nutrition Month! We wanted to make our community aware of this month long event in our country that tries to focus our population on healthy eating and nutrition!

While there will be several themes throughout the month, kicking off National Nutrition Month is National School Breakfast Week. Beginning with School Breakfast Week will hopefully highlight the importance of promoting the healthiest choices for our children throughout their school day. In addition, we already know how important it is for children – and the rest of us too – to start their day off with a nutritious breakfast. Eating breakfast has been proven to help maintain a healthy weight and, in addition, helps students remain focused throughout the school day.

This year’s Breakfast Week theme is “Be a Star with School Breakfast.” Its aim is to highlight how eating a balanced breakfast at school can help students to shine. The USDA’s School Breakfast Program provides a nutritious meal at the beginning of every school day for almost 13 million children in over 90,000 schools around our country. There’s research that has shown that children learn better after eating a healthy breakfast.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has helped schools throughout the country help kids make healthier choices in the cafeteria throughout their school day.

On March 8th, the USDA will also celebrate the first International School Meals Day. This was a collaboration between the USDA and the United Kingdom. During that collaboration the two countries exchanged ideas, strategies and best practices regarding food and nutrition policy. The International School meals Day will engage children around the world in classroom discussions on healthy eating at school and at home.

National School Breakfast Week and International School Meals Day are just two of the important events coming up during National Nutrition Month that are designed to get us thinking and ACTING on healthy eating and better nutrition for ourselves and our families. FoodFacts.com hopes that you are your family will read more about this nationwide event and be inspired to become even more active in maintaining your healthy lifestyle with the best food and nutrition choices available. Happy National Nutrition Month from FoodFacts.com!

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