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Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March and Contribute to the Nutrition Twitter Chat

Thursday, March 23, 2017   (0 Comments)
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--National Nutrition Month Twitter Chat at 1:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 23rd--

WASHINGTON, DC – One out of three adults and nearly one out of six children are overweight or obese. March is National Nutrition Month® which offers an opportunity for Americans to jump start eating nutritiously, says the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE).

National Nutrition Month® presents an opportunity for everyone to learn more about nutrition and try new and healthy foods. DHPE, along with partners the National WIC Association and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), will host a national twitter chat in observance of National Nutrition Month entitled #Choose2BHealthy Twitter Chat at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

The Twitter Chat will highlight how local communities have increased nutrition education and improved access to nutritious foods nationwide. Featured Tweeters during the event are:

• Brigitte Johnson, Health Communications & Technology Manager, Society for Public Health Education @SOPHETweets
• Mary Schultheis, Executive Director, Crescent City WIC @ccwicpic
• Judy Fowler, RD, WIC Programs & Community Gardens Manager, Tri-County Health Department @TCHDHealth #Partnering4Health
• Moderator Cheryl Welbeck, Project Director, Directors of Health Promotion and Education @DHPETweets

Nutritional topics to be discussed during the Twitter Chat will include:

• shopping tips and resources that make healthy eating affordable;
• food deserts;
• the benefits of WIC;
• culturally-based changes in food preparation; and
• nutrition as a preventive tool for chronic disease.

Highlighted hashtags are: #NNM #Choose2BHealthy #Partnering4Health #gr8rwithwic

Use the official hashtag, #Choose2BHealthy, in your tweets so users can easily search for what you and others are saying during the Twitter Chat Event at 1 pm EST on March 23rd. The Nutrition Month Facebook Page #Choose2BHealthy Twitter Chat Facebook Event Page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698879153744261/. Please click on “Attending” and Share the event to your organization’s Facebook page as well.

DHPE is a partner in the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention nationwide project. There are 97 funded projects in communities across the nation assisting people and communities in living healthier lives, such as establishing farmers’ markets in local communities to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables. For media inquiries, call Leris Bernard, LGB Productions, 202.234-0312 or email leris@lgbproductions.com.

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