Mar. 6, 2019

The Obesity Society Marks National Nutrition Month® in March

The Obesity Society Marks National Nutrition Month® in March

In an effort to promote nutritious eating and living a healthy lifestyle, The Obesity Society (TOS) is recognizing National Nutrition Month®.

“As a nation that has a major problem with obesity, we need to be aware that having a good diet, along with regular physical activity is critical,” said TOS Vice President Catherine “Cathy” Kotz, PhD, FTOS, professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology. Kotz is also acting associate director of research at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center in Minneapolis.

Initiated in 1973 as National Nutrition Week, National Nutrition Month® became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to a growing interest in nutrition. Held annually in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is sponsoring this year’s campaign by offering information and education focused on the importance of making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. TOS will recognize the health observance with its own set of activities. To learn more, read the press release.

Log Often, Lose More: Electronic Dietary Self-Monitoring for Weight Loss

Jean Harvey, Rebecca Krukowski, Jeff Priest, Delia West

As part of National Nutrition Month®, TOS will highlight articles from its official journal Obesity.

Published in the February 2019 issue, this article focuses on how dietary self-monitoring is consistently related to both short- and long-term weight loss. The purpose of this study was to quantify the time spent and the daily frequency of self-monitoring necessary for weight-loss success. Read more