Academy Foundation Blog

August 2021 Chair Message

By Foundation Admin posted 08-03-2021 12:05 PM


Welcome to Kids Eat Right Month™!

Every August, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and our Foundation put a spotlight on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families. The Kids Eat Right program was created by the Academy and our Foundation in 2014 and mobilizes registered dietitian nutritionists, and nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered, in a grassroots movement to share healthful eating messages to help families embrace nutritious eating habits.

Kids Eat Right Month

I encourage you to take advantage of all the wonderful free resources and information on Eat Right for Kids. Please consider sharing messages with your followers from the Kids Eat Right social media toolkit to help families shop smart, cook healthy and eat right. This year, we even have a Kids Eat Right Month store where you can get some great merchandise and help promote healthy eating – and at the same time, support our Foundation.

While everyone is getting ready to go back to school, there are many ways to support parents, families, and educators to help kids eat well and have fun, whether it’s at home, school, or other places where our kids eat and learn. You can find many incredible resources for community leaders, schools, parents and kids, and RDNs. With ideas for every age group from infants to teens, this is a program we all be proud to promote. I encourage you to tap into the resources and promote the program in your community and on social media.

The Foundation also has a Kids Eat Right e-newsletter that includes helpful articles, research and recipes. To receive the newsletter every Monday, click here to subscribe and you’ll always be up to date on all the latest Foundation news.

Thank you as always for your support of our Foundation and programs like Kids Eat Right! Remember, our Foundation does not receive any portion of member dues and relies solely on donations to support its efforts. Please consider a gift to the Foundation’s Annual Fund in honor of Kids Eat Right Month™!


Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND
Chair, 2021-2022
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

We look forward to celebrating Kids Eat Right Month™ with you!