March is National Nutrition Month

March is #NationalNutritionMonth in the United States, a national celebration that aims to reinforce the importance of developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

We’re all about the importance of healthy eating, but we also know that for many in our communities, it’s not so simple. Throughout the month, we’re putting a spotlight on food access and affordability, and the role they play in nutrition and health. Kick things off with by exploring the USDA’s statistics on food security.

Follow the hashtag #JLFoodSecurity to follow the conversation on our social channels this month.

Nutrition education is a large effort of our Fresh Minds Signature Project. Through our Kids in the Kitchen Program, we offer nutrition education 2-3 times per month at different schools and community centers on the First Coast. This year we added an additional Duval County Public School. Check out more info about our signature project after the jump.