Health Observances and Holidays
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
March 19th is National Poultry Day. Use this factsheet to teach tips on safety and food handling guidelines for preparing and storing poultry.
USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.
March 26th is National Spinach Day! Learn more about this green leafy vegetable that contains large amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Health Information Professionals' Week
American Health Information Management Association.
The goal of this week, March 17-23, is to educate healthcare professionals and consumers on the importance of the people and practices behind health information management.
National School Breakfast Week
School Nutrition Association.
Celebrated during the first full week in March to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy breakfast for schoolchildren. Site provides promotional ideas, activities, flyers, information for parents, and recipes to fit the theme.
National Nutrition Month
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association).
National Nutrition Month is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. NNM also promotes the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.
National Agriculture Day and National Agriculture Week
Agriculture Council of America.
National Agriculture Day occurs every year on the first day of Spring. Find the latest Ag Day news, events, fun facts and other resources on this web site.
National Frozen Food Month
National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association.
March is a great time to promote frozen fruits and vegetables. This web site includes tips for storing and handling frozen foods, nutrition information, a recipe database and a fun kid's section with games and activities.
National Caffeine Awareness Month
Caffeine Awareness Alliance.
Prolonged caffeine consumption can pose a significant hazard to health and longevity. Read about the dangers of caffeine dependency and intoxication, find out how much caffeine you consume, and take a risk assessment quiz at this web site.
National Kidney Month
National Kidney Disease Education Program.
March is National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease and and end stage renal disease. Learn risk factors, get prevention tips, and obtain resources from the National Kidney Disease Education Program.
National Peanut Month
National Peanut Board.
Peanut butter is a convenient and inexpensive staple to keep in your kitchen. Read about the history of peanuts, find recipes and nutrition information on this web site.
Go for the GREEN on St. Patrick's Day
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Tips and ideas for adding some healthy green foods to your plate on St. Patrick's Day and all year long. Also available as PDF (98 KB).
Did you know? March is also...
- National Athletic Training Month
- National Celery Month
- National Flour Month
- National Noodle Month
- National Sauce Month
- Women's History Month