Holiday Observances

White and purple turnips in a basket. January

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

      • National Folic Acid Awareness Week.
      • Pizza Week (second week of January).
      • Healthy Weight Week (third week of January). Type "weight" into the Resource Finder to search for weight management resources.

National Food Months


One whole grapefruit; one half of a grapefruit with insides showing. February

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

      • Great American Pizza Bake (second week of February).
      • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (fourth week of February). Type "body image" into the Resource Finder for resources related to body image.
      • National Pancake Week (fourth week of February).

National Food Months


spinach leaves March

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

      • School Breakfast Week (first week of March).
      • Salt Awareness Week (second week of March).
      • Agriculture Week (third week of March). National Agricultural Library. USDA. ARS. National Agricultural Library.

National Food Months


Whole garlic April

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

National Food Months


bunch of asparagus tied together with twine May

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

      • Herb Week (first week of May). Information about Food Preparation and Cooking including Cooking with Fresh Herbs.
      • Women's Health Week (second week of May, varies).
      • Food Allergy Week (second week of May, varies).
      • Frozen Yogurt Week (fourth week of May, varies).

National Food Months


June

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

      • Men's Health Week (second week of June).

National Food Months

      • Beef Steak Month.
      • Dairy Month.
      • Iced Tea Month.
      • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Information about Fruits and Vegetables.
      • Mango Month. National Mango Month. National Mango Board.
      • Men's Health Month.
      • Papaya Month.
      • Turkey Lovers Month.

July

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National Food Days

      • Eat Beans Day (July 3).
      • Independence Day (July 4).
      • Macaroni Day (July 7).
      • Ice Cream Day (third Sunday of July).
      • Hamburger Day (July 28).

National Food Weeks

      • Salad Week (fourth week of July).

National Food Months


slice of watermelon sitting upright August

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

National Food Months


five button mushrooms September

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

      • Vegetarian Awareness Week (second week of September). Handouts and Web Sites about Vegetarian Nutrition.
      • Waffle Week (second week of September).

National Food Months


Many red apples. October

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National Food Days

      • World Vegetarian Day (October 1). World Vegetarian Day. North American Vegetarian Society.
      • Child Health Day (first Monday of October). Information about Child Nutrition.
      • Walk to School Day (October 3). Type "school" into the Resource Finder to find resources for school-age children.
      • World Food Day (October 16). Information about Food Insecurity and Hunger.
      • Chocolate Day (October 28).
      • Oatmeal Day (October 29).
      • Halloween (October 31).

National Food Weeks

National Food Months


cranberries November

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

      • Fig Week (first week of November).
      • Split Pea Soup Week (second week of November).

National Food Months


Green pears December

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National Food Days

National Food Weeks

      • Handwashing Awareness Week (first full week of December). Type "handwashing" into the Resource Finder to find personal hygiene resources.

National Food Month