Nutrition Month 2022: Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow
Date: March 1, 2022
March is the 40th year of Nutrition Month and this year dietitians across Canada are coming together to help ensure your future is healthy. This year’s campaign from Dietitians of Canada focuses on the key “ingredients” needed to change our food systems for a healthier tomorrow, and showcases how Canadian dietitians are leading this change and acting on these ingredients to make a healthier tomorrow with you, your community and the planet.
“As a second generation immigrant to Filipino-Sudanese parents, food has always been a central tenet to our family, home, and community gatherings. Growing up, I recall recurrent shopping trips with my parents to Filipino and African grocers to get ingredients needed for the preparation of traditional dishes. While I'd never put much thought into the importance of this as a child, as a now practicing public health dietitian, I've come to see it as a key pillar to not only individual health, but community health,” explains Keji Mori, dietitian and Nutrition Month Spokesperson.
“Making sure that we are considering the big picture when addressing population health is critically important,” adds Casidhe Gardiner, dietitian and Nutrition Month Spokesperson. “Without tackling the upstream impacts on health outcomes, like the social determinants of health, food literacy, and environmental health, we are missing out on key ingredients for effective impact.”
Throughout March, dietitians across the country will be sharing how they can help you make your future a healthier one. From food security to food literacy and food sovereignty, to sustainable food choices, and nutrition care and prevention, dietitians from across Canada are doing their part to create a healthier tomorrow. Are you ready to make your future healthy? There are many ways to find a dietitian near you.
To help you celebrate Nutrition Month, Dietitians of Canada has prepared an Activity and Ideas guide, free Recipe e-book and Social Media Toolkit available at NutritionMonth2022.ca.
In celebration of Nutrition Month, select Learning on Demand presentations will be available free all March to Dietitians of Canada members. To access, visit Learning on Demand and search by the category, ‘free’, to find the presentations being offered to DC members for Nutrition Month 2022.
About Nutrition Month
For forty years, Dietitians of Canada has promoted Nutrition Month as a way to have meaningful conversations about food and nutrition issues that matter to Canadians, as well as to showcase the skills and expertise of dietitians. Each March, dietitians come together to celebrate Nutrition Month by putting a spotlight on food and nutrition issues that are important to Canadians. Use the #NutritionMonth and #YourFutureIsHealthy hashtags and tag @DietitiansCAN on all your content to help Canadians see the great work dietitians do across the country!
Dietitians of Canada welcomes the Nutrition Month Official Communications Ambassadors who help share Nutrition Month messages with Canadians including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Diabetes Canada, the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, the Childhood Obesity Foundation, the Canadian Nutrition Society, and Nutrition Connections.
Thank you to Nutrition Month Sponsors Dairy Farmers of Canada, Danone Canada, Abbott, Activia and Oikos, who help bring Nutrition Month 2022 to Canadians.