The American Diatetics Association backed this proclamation from the start creating programs for many organizations, including schools.
National Nutrition Month was initially launched in 1973 in the United States as National Nutrition Week.
It was the result of a presidential proclamation.
The theme was “Invest in Yourself–Buy Nutrition”. Each year the theme changed. They even had a mascott: Nutribird!
At Circle Time, the children were given a basket of play food to choose from.