Health Observances and Holidays
FebruaryBake for Family Fun Month
Home Baking Association.
Bake for Family Fun Month is the perfect time for families to share the goodness of baking. This site includes baking activities, recipes, tips, and safety information to help celebrate this event.
Black History Month
DHHS. OPHS. Office of Minority Health.
Black History Month is a great time to celebrate the food and culture of African American people. It is also a good opportunity to raise awareness of the health and nutritional issues traditionally faced by African Americans.
Canned Food Month
Canned Food Alliance.
Use these quick dinner recipes, tips & time savers from the Canned Food Alliance to help celebrate Canned Food Month.
National Children's Dental Health Month
American Dental Association.
The American Dental Association has free online resources that can help you with oral health presentations, including ideas for the classroom and coloring and activity sheets that can be used as handouts.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
National Eating Disorders Association.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place during the fourth week in February and highlights the fact that body size and shape are influenced by biological factors.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
AAHPERD. National Association for Girls & Women in Sport.
This day is a time to honor females in sports, and empower girls to have a healthy lifestyle.
Wise Health Consumer Month
American Institute for Preventive Medicine.
Medical decisions made by an informed consumer are more likely to be correct and the AIPM strives to provide well researched, regularly updated self-care guides and lifestyle change programs to help consumers make important health decisions and behavior changes.
World Cabbage Day (PDF | 187KB)
University of Arizona - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
February 17th. The cultivated cabbage started as a leafy plant in the Mediterranean region. Selection changed it into the head-shaped vegetable we now know, although leafy forms like collards and kale still exist. Learn more about this nutritious, affordable leafy green vegetable!
Did you know? February is also...
- National Cherry Month
- National Grapefruit Month
- National Snack Food Month
- National Sweet Potato Month
- Potato Lover's Month
- Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
- Agricultural Week (1st week)
- Give Kids a Smile Day (First Friday)
- Kiwi Day (2nd)
- National Woman's Heart Day (17th)
- National Stuffed Mushroom Day (4/5th)
- Pancake Day