March is National Nutrition Month!

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designated National Nutrition Month as a time to celebrate what is on our plates.

This year’s official theme — “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” — echoes the sentiment of the Healthy Food Initiative, the Capital Area Food Bank’s commitment to provide healthy, affordable food to those in need through a dedicated network of partner agencies.

While CAFB responds to hunger in the region, it is our partners who connect to families and individuals in need. Our partners strive to provide food that nourishes the community and honors longstanding food traditions.

As part of the Healthy Food Initiative, the Partner Nutrition Advisory Board was established in October 2012 to engage partners in the process of developing Healthy Eating on a Budget education resources. From recipe cards, to recipe testing, to cooking demos, the advisory board provides feedback and tests our resources in their own communities.

In this video clip, you will meet the Nutrition Advisory Board members and learn how their participation empowers their work both as food providers and as healthy food advocates.

The next National Nutrition Month blog, Ingredients to Meals, will lay out the steps to Healthy Eating on a Budget.

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