March 2019: Nutrition Month

WHEREAS, food is the substance by which life is sustained; and,

WHEREAS, the type, quality, and amount of food individuals consume each day play a vital role in their overall health and physical fitness; and,

WHEREAS, there is a need for continuing nutrition education and a wide-scale effort to enhance healthy eating practices; and,

WHEREAS, during this month, we join with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Division and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as many local and regional dietetic associations statewide to raise awareness and support the important role nutrition plays in our daily lives;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim the month of March as Nutrition Month in Michigan, and I encourage all citizens to learn more about the importance of good nutrition, what they can do to improve their own nutrition and the nutrition of others.