March is National Nutrition Month.
This time of month there is a little more focus on the importance of nutrition in the world’s eye. School’s are supposed to be discussing nutrition, and you’ll probably see a few extra commercials, but that’s about it. There really isn’t a lot of talk about this important month. You probably didn’t even know it was Nutrition Month.
Nutrition is vital. It is an issue that affects us all. Look at these stats shared by Huffington Post:
We find ourselves today in a world consumed by malnutrition–a population with 1.9 billion overweight or obese adults (too many calories), 795 million who are underweight (too few calories), and 2 billion who may consume enough calories but lack the necessary micronutrients, such as iron, which is one cause of anemia. According to the World Health Organization, anemia continues to be the most common nutritional disorder in the world.
Be sure to check out the rest of their article for more troubling statistics that highlight the need for a revolutionary change to our current dietary system.
This isn’t just our battle. Malnutrition is becoming increasing common in children.
We need to be talking about nutrition. This should be a year-round conversation. Nutrition Month has been around since 1980, and if anything society as a whole has become less nutritious.
We need to not only educate what a healthy diet looks like, but we also have to live by example.