I don’t know about you, but as soon as it’s March 1, even if the weather might not be cooperating, I think of spring. It’s like a new beginning, knowing that leaves and flowers and green grass will be showing up soon. Of course, it’s also National Nutrition Month with all its inspiring resources for educating consumers. The Foundation is proud to join the Academy as its 501 (c) 3 charity in encouraging social media postings about National Nutrition Month.
What else is happening this month (besides St. Patrick’s Day!)? Well, Foundation scholarship applications are now open. Year after year, when Academy members are surveyed about their awareness of and appreciation for the work of the Foundation, scholarships come out as number one. If you are eligible or have a friend or mentee who is, encourage her or him to apply.
And now that it’s Academy dues renewal time, don’t forget to include a donation to the Foundation’s Annual Fund as you complete your renewal form. This is one of the easiest ways you can donate to the Foundation. Remember that as a separate charitable organization, the Foundation does not receive any portion of your dues, and so we rely on your generosity. Wishing all of you a happy spring, and depending on what you celebrate, a Happy Passover or Happy Easter!
Martin M. Yadrick, MS, MBI, RDN, FAND
2017 – 2019 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Chair