March 2022 News
National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn more about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.
It started as National Nutrition Week back in 1973. Interest and excitement grew and National Nutrition Month was inaugurated in 1980 throughout Canada.
This holiday stresses the importance of a balanced diet and exercise, and the transformative powers of healthy food choices. The Academy encourages using a registered dietitian in order to develop and stick with a healthy eating plan.
And please note that nutrition doesn’t end at what we eat – making exercise an integral part of our lives is also highly encouraged. This month gives us an opportunity to reflect inward and make tangible changes to our diets and/or workout regimens.
St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of what it means to be Irish; the spirit, the determination, the creativity and the indefinable qualities that make the Irish people who they are.
Once a year, in cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg, the streets are filled with South Africans and tourists wearing strange green clothing and drinking green beer – a sign that St Patrick’s Day has arrived.
Here in Canada, we celebrate the holiday by day drinking and partaking in the celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.
In the spirit of the holiday, here is a list of some GREEN Eat Sum More delicacies that you and your family & friends can enjoy on March 17.
Dogs are the most trusting, happy, joy-filled creatures on earth. On March 23rd we take time to stop and celebrate National Puppy Day. This holiday is celebrated every year in the hopes of improving the lives of puppies everywhere.
National Puppy Day seeks to celebrate the unconditional love that puppies bring to people’s lives. Puppies are young dogs. Depending on the breed, some can remain as puppies longer than others. This day aims to help save orphaned puppies across the globe by encouraging adoption.
The idea is to focus attention on puppies in need of adoption, and on the abuses found in puppy mills, but also to celebrate these furry little companions. According to statistics, people who have one or more pets in their homes lead happier lives, are considerably healthier, and live longer than those who don’t.
March 29th is a holiday for all of the hard-working small business owners out there! The day exists to celebrate their business achievements, and the positivity they bring to your local communities.
We congratulate them for the hours of hard work they put into helping their business exist, grow, and thrive – and so on March 29th the entire nation recognizes their achievements.
Mom & Pop business owners spend countless hours nurturing and growing their young enterprises. The workload demands, and lack of a hired staff, often translates into long and late hours, and many missed family and personal events. But, all in all, they love what they do. After all, they are their own boss.
This holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the family-owned businesses that make Canadian communities diverse and vibrant. As small and independently owned businesses, Mom & Pop shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses represent the building blocks of their local economies. They create jobs, reinvest in their communities and support local initiatives.