Health Observances and Holidays
MayNational Strawberry Month
USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.
Celebrate National Strawberry Month in May with some of our super strawberry resources.
Older Americans Month
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Older Americans Month is an ideal time to focus on nutritional issues faced by older adults. For professional information and resources for nutrition education efforts with older adults, check out our "Hot Topics A-Z" Web page on Nutrition for Older Adults.
National Barbecue Month
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.
National Barbecue Month is a great time to brush up on your grilling food handling and grilling food safety practices. Check out the tips on this page or find more resources on grilling and food safety here.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
As National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, May is an ideal time to celebrate active living, but you can use the resources from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition all year long. For more information on physical activity, see our Hot Topics A-Z page on Physical Activity.
Food Allergy Awareness Week
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.
Food Allergy Awareness Week is a time to educate others about food allergies. Use the many resources from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to help raise awareness of food allergies.
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
USDA. NAL. FNIC. SNAP-Ed Connection.
The bone tool kit provides information on bone health and osteoporosis in easy-to-read fact sheets that can be used as stand-alone tools. It encourages people to take action to protect their bone health and prevent osteoporosis.
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Find materials for health professionals, patients and the public about preventing and controlling high blood pressure.
National Salad Day
National Salad Month gives you the perfect excuse to create more healthy and light meals. It is easy to turn a salad into a complete meal, full of protein and nutrients, by adding any variation of ingredients. Try these popular recipes.
Did you know? May is also...
- National Asparagus Month
- National Asthma/Allergy Month
- National Beef Month
- National Bike Month
- National Egg Month
- National Hamburger Month
- National Herb Month
- National Salad Month
- National Salsa Month