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National Nutrition Month 2022 "Celebrate a World of Flavors" resources and ideas for activities!

In anticipation of National Nutrition Month (NNM) 2022 which has a culturally diverse theme of Celebrate a World of Flavors, I’m sharing a previous post below with info and links for an engaging and informative activity or assignment that explores food-based guidelines from around the globe.  Its also the featured "Bring It Home" activity for Chapter 14 in the text and in online resources.  Be sure to check out all the NNM resources available to you at the Academy’s website.  What are some ways you might take your likely diverse group of students on a journey to a variety of cultures, flavors, and food practices?   Please share your ideas here with “Reply” or email me at  

In discussing food practices and influences as well as dietary guidelines around the globe, I posted an assignment for students to visit the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to access a listing of countries from ... with their corresponding Food-based Dietary Guidelines and graphics. More than 100 countries worldwide have developed food-based dietary guidelines that are adapted to their nutrition situation, food availability, culinary cultures and eating habits. Students were to choose one country from the listing, review the information regarding that country's guidelines with special note of the section "Messages". They were to summarize the key messages and to compare to what we'd covered about the DGA - taking note of common recommendations, but unique cultural or cuisine aspects. A fun resource!   Check out Ecuador's Food Guide wooden spoon graphic below!   

FAO.jpgEcuador food guide.jpg

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