Governor Declares March National Nutrition Month© in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. –The type, quality, and amount of food that individuals consume each day
play a vital role in their overall health and physical fitness. With so much to learn about how,
when and what to eat, there is a need for continuing nutrition education. In a wide-scale effort
to enhance healthy eating practices, Governor Phil Bryant has declared March National
Nutrition Month©
in Mississippi.
“I encourage all citizens to join the campaign and become concerned about their nutrition and
the nutrition of others in the hope of achieving optimal health today and tomorrow” said
The “National Nutrition Week” was initiated in March 1973. It has since evolved from a week to
a month-long observance that offers nutrition education messages. The purpose of the national
campaign is to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of good nutrition and the
health benefits of eating right.
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