Rochester Mayor, Lovely Warren, signs a proclamation declaring March as National Nutrition Month!
What a wonderful National Nutrition Month 2016!! It flew by but I had so much fun all month sharing my passion for nutrition with my community ♥ Not only did Lovely Mayor Warren sign the proclamation below, but I also had a special interview with 13 WHAM ABC to highlight Registered Dietitian Day, watch the video below!
March is Officially National Nutrition Month!
Rochester Mayor Declares March National Nutrition Month
The City of Rochester, New York on behalf of the Office of The Mayor and Mayor Lovely A. Warren herself have officially declared March National Nutrition Month and March 9th, 2016 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! Read more to find out about how the dedicated and hard-working dietitians within the Rochester community are working together to make Rochester a better and healthier place every single day!
I am thankful every day that I have had the opportunity to turn my passion for nutrition, health and wellbeing into a career that I love so much. I love sharing my knowledge and information with the public every day, and I love that I get to help people at the same time. This year I was presented with the opportunity to become the Public Relations Chair of the Genesee Dietetic Association which as been a wonderful learning experience and has led me to so many opportunities to explore and advance my career as a practicing dietitian in the area.
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This year I was able to team up with Rochester’s Office of the Mayor and Mayor Lovely Warren to draft a proclamation that not only declares March as National Nutrition Month, but also highlights the work done in the community by the dedicated dietitians working in many different fields. The theme for this years National Nutrition Month is to ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right’ and every dietitian is able to help you do just that! Read the proclamation below:
The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS: National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is held annually in March and focuses on the fact that food is the substance by which life is sustained, and that the type, quality, and amount of food that individuals consume each day plays a vital role in their overall health and physical fitness; and
WHEREAS: Also in March, “Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day” is celebrated – this year on March 9 – to commemorate the dedication of registered dietitian nutritionists as the leading advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world; and
WHEREAS: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals and is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy; and
WHEREAS: In our Greater Rochester region, expert dietitian nutritionists are members of the Genesee Dietetic Association, a district affiliate of the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and serve a broad population – within schools, hospitals, senior facilities, sports teams, recreation centers, as well as individual needs. Each works to help all clients improve their health, prevent and manage disease and achieve and maintain a healthy weight, through the power of food and nutrition; and
WHEREAS: The city of Rochester recognizes the great importance of educating and encouraging its residents to eat healthily; and also to become concerned about their nutrition and the nutrition of others in the hope of achieving optimum health for both today and tomorrow. Rochester also credits the expertise of Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists (RDN) for the service and compassion they give to our residents on their paths to healthy lifestyles.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Lovely A. Warren, Mayor of the City of Rochester, New York, do hereby proclaim March 2016 to be:
National Nutrition Month
Do you know a registered dietitian that is working in Rochester, NY to make the community a better and healthier place? Reach out to them and let them know how much you appreciate their work within the community! And be on the lookout for some of the Genesee Dietetic Association’s National Nutrition Month events happening this month:
- Wednesday March 9th, 2016 – Tune into Good Day Rochester live at 7:50 on March 9th – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – as members of the Genesee Dietetic Association get together and talk about what dietitians do within the community! Tune into Fox Rochester – Channel 31 to catch the live interview!
- Saturday March 26th, 2016 – Join members of the Genesee Dietetic Association at The Public Market from 10am-12pm as we pass out samples of our delicious Vegetarian Chili and provide nutrition information to the general public!
If you’re interested in working with a registered dietitian nutritionist right here in the Rochester community, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or the Genesee Dietetic Association. We are here to serve you!
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