Nutritional education: A solution to health disparities

National Nutrition Month, celebrated every year in March, is a nationwide information and nutritional education campaign encouraging people to make informed and healthy lifestyle and dietary choices. The 2024 National Nutrition Month theme, “Beyond the Table,” examines food production, farm-to-table, and resources, and Black dietitians are particularly digging into further causes of disparities in healthy nutrition. With Black women leading at disproportionate rates for various chronic illnesses, healthy lifestyle practitioners are using nutritional education and empowerment as a means of improving overall wellness and combating racial and gender health disparities. Across the United States, people are suffering from a multitude…