SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s slogan is “Get Your Plate In Shape.”
Created in 1973 as a week-long event, “National Nutrition Week” became a month-long campaign in 1980 due to the growing public interest in nutrition, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.
This campaign focuses on the importance of making good food choices and developing stable eating and exercise habits. “Establishing sound nutritional habits early can be beneficial for your children throughout their lives”, says the San Diego pediatric orthodontist.
Choosing nutritional food can be important when striving for healthy teeth. The foods you choose for your children not only affect their general health; it can affect their teeth and gums as well.