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Governor Declares Month of March as National Nutrition Month in Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant has declared the month of March as National Nutrition Month in our state, and Mississippians are being asked to focus on their health and make informed food choices.

National Nutrition Week was initiated in March 1973 by the Illinois-based Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and it has since evolved from a week to a month-long observance that offers nutrition education messages. The purpose of the national campaign is to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of good nutrition and the health benefits of eating right.

“I encourage all citizens to join the campaign and become concerned about their nutrition and the nutrition of others in the hope of achieving optimal health today and tomorrow,” Bryant said.

For complete information about National Nutrition Month, visit

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