Academy Foundation Blog

March 2024 Monthly Message

By Foundation Admin posted 03-15-2024 01:04 PM

March is National Nutrition Month!

March Means National Nutrition Month!

For food and nutrition professionals and Academy members, March means the celebration of National Nutrition Month®! This year's theme is "Beyond the Table," which addresses the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition, from food production and distribution to navigating grocery stores and farmers markets — and even home food safety and storage practices. Weekly messages of this year’s theme include staying nourished on any budget, seeing a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, eating a variety of foods from all food groups, and eating with the environment in mind.

During National Nutrition Month, our Academy also puts a spotlight on the value of RDN’s and NDTR’s, with a dynamic social media toolkit to use during March to spread the message of good nutrition and how a registered dietitian nutritionist can help you create healthy habits that are sustainable and suit your unique needs!

Foundation Scholarship Campaign is now Open – Apply Today!

In addition to National Nutrition Month, March is also a time for students, at all levels of study, to apply for hundreds of Foundation scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholarships include our Advancing Community Dietetics Scholarship that supports the educational advancement of aspiring dietitians well-positioned to work with individuals of underserved communities. and provides two students with $25,000 each. Other scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 each. Dietetic interns and students at all levels of study are eligible to apply, including those enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and dietetic technician programs.

Applicants need only to complete ONE application to be considered for hundreds of scholarships. The application deadline is April 23, 2024. Students can download the Foundation’s free scholarship application checklist, and review the Scholarship FAQ before filling out the application.


Support Your Profession during National Nutrition Month

Attention Students – Support Your Chosen Profession During National Nutrition Month!

Our Academy Foundation is asking dietetic students to help support the one Foundation dedicated to your chosen profession during National Nutrition Month and raise money for the Foundation’s Scholarship program as an investment in the future for all dietetic students.

Sign up today as an individual or part of a team on your campus with fellow food and nutrition students and fundraise through the month of March to benefit the Academy Foundation's Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign.

Sign Up Here to Start Your Fundraising Campaign

Let’s all take action during March to celebrate National Nutrition Month, take advantage of all the great Foundation resources and support our profession with a donation.


Susan Laramee, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND
Chair, 2023-2024
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation