National Nutrition Week is celebrated from September 1 to September 7 to highlight the importance of having a balanced nutrition diet. It also focuses on the importance of building an effective immune system. A body needs nutrition in order to grow and develop, physically as well as mentally. A number of events and seminars are organised across the globe to stress the importance of nutrition and how a person can bring a change to their lifestyle.
In today’s fast-paced world, most of us often tend to give less attention to our eating habits. And, the week reminds us to make the necessary tweaks.
The members of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) laid the foundation of National Nutrition Week in March in the year 1975. Now, it is popularly known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Basically, the main idea behind establishing this special week was to educate people about the importance of nutrition and promote the profession of dietetics. It is to be noted that back in 1980 when the week was observed, the public response was so good that the related celebrations lasted for a month.