March 2017: Nutrition Month

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

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

WHEREAS, there is a need to continue 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 to support the important role nutrition plays in our daily lives;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 2017 as Nutrition Month in Michigan.