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National Nutrition Month at NIH

In honor of National Nutrition Month, there are several events planned on the NIH campus during March to promote the value of nutrition and the importance of making informed food choices. Everyone is encouraged to attend these events and gather more information about what you can do to improve your nutrition and develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    The NIH cafeterias have planned an exciting event to kick off National Nutrition Month. Lucy White, a professional chef and registered dietitian, will be in Building 31 at 11:30 a.m. and in Building 10 (ACRF cafeteria, 2nd four) at 12:30 p.m. to show you creative tips for using herbs, spices, and other low sodium seasonings to make family meals tasty. A simple quinoa salad will be demonstrated and samples will be available!

    Do you have a question about nutrition and fitness? Staff from the NIH Fitness Center will also bet at the Building 31 cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on March 1st. Stop by to spin the roulette wheel and try to answer the selected question correctly. You could win one of several fitness center prizes!

  • Friday, March 4, 2011
    The DNRC is sponsoring a Mini-Symposium entitled, Communicating Nutrition Messages: Strategies for Diverse Audience. The meeting is open to all and will be held in the Natcher Building (Bldg 45), upper balcony C, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Registration is not required.

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011
    Come celebrate Registered Dietitian Day! NIH Registered Dietitians will answer your questions on Wednesday, March 9th in the following NIH cafes between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.:
    • Building 1
    • Building 10 (2 cafes: Main café and ACRF)
    • Building 45 (Natcher)
    • Bldg 31
    • Bldg 35 (Neuroscience)

    If you attend, you will also have an opportunity to sample tasty "Balanced Choice" menu entrees and learn about healthy eating at home and at work. Copies of the new NHLBI Cookbook Keep the Beat™ Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals will be available for purchase for just $5! There will also be a raffle for a free cookbook!

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    The NCI Division of Cancer Prevention STARS in Nutrition and Cancer Lecture: John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, Professor in Disease Prevention and Professor of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Ioannidis will speak on the topic of “False Positives, False Negatives, and Small Effects: Genome, Exposome, and Nutrition.” The lecture and discussion will be held in the Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10 from 3-5 p.m. All are welcome!

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    You have probably heard it is important to control portion sizes, but have you ever wondered what an appropriate portion is? Two NIH Dietetic Interns will be available in the Building 31 cafeteria to answer questions and provide information that will help you to make informed food choices. Please stop by to see them between 11:00 and 1:15!

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    The Focus on You Wellness Lecture Series will present “Healthy Nutrition Tips for Eating Out.” It will take place at 6701 Rockledge Drive, Conference Room 9112/9116 from 1:00pm – 1:45pm.

    FREE “Fitness for You” classes in March

    • Thursday, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Country Line Dancing with Dennis Askwith at Clinical Center, 1SE Patio Room from 12pm – 1:00pm.
    • Thursday, March 17: Body Sculpting with Sabrina McNair at Building 45 (Natcher Conference Center) from 1pm – 1:45pm.
    • Thursday, March 24: Zumba with Jewell “Jazzy J” Webb at 6130 Executive Blvd., CDEF from 1pm – 1:45pm.
    For or more information about the free fitness classes, contact Chris Gaines at (301) 451-3631.

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This page last reviewed: February 24, 2011