Calendar

January

Family Fit Lifestyle Month

USDA resources to help keep your family fit.  Team Nutrition MyPlate eBooks, CACFP Family Style Recipes and more.

Go to USDA Family Fit web page

National Soup Month

January is declared as the "unofficial" national soup month. With cold temperatures and chilly days, it's the perfect time to celebrate and reminisce with a warm bowl of healthy, hearty soup or chili. It's one of America's favorite comfort foods through the long, cold days of winter.

Find soup recipes

National Oatmeal Month

Learn new ways to incorporate oatmeal into meal plans and education.

View USDA web page about Oatmeal

National Spaghetti Day

Jan 4, 2019

Pick your sauce!  National Spaghetti Day on January 4 recognizes that long, thin cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin.  Usually made from semolina flour, this pasta has been a worldwide favorite for ages and loved by millions.

 

Celebrate Spaghetti!

National Bean Day

Jan 6, 2019

National Bean Day falls on January 6 in the middle of winter and is the perfect excuse to cook a favorite comfort food. This day celebrates the bean in all sizes, shapes and colors. Beans are an important source of protein, and an excellent source of fiber. They are also low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates, folate and iron.

Learn more about beans

National Milk Day

Jan 11, 2019

Celebrate the nutritional contributions of milk with resources from USDA FNS Team Nutrition.

Go to USDA National Milk Day web page

February

American Heart Month

American Hearth Month is a perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you can take now to help your heart.

View Heart Disease web page

Berry Fresh Month

Learn about various types of berries and their contributions to good health with these resources from USDA FNS Team Nutrition.

Go to USDA Berry Fresh Month web page

National Grapefruit Month

Discover the various types of grapefruits and their contributions to a healthful diet.

Learn more about grapefruit

National Children's Dental Health Month

This month-long national health observance promotes the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.

Visit Dental Health Month web page

National Snack Month

Get creative and discover new snack ideas with these resources from USDA FNS Team Nutrition.

Visit Team Nutrition Snack Month web page

National Sweet Potato Month

Enjoy sweet potatoes, full of fiber and vitamin A, with these recipes and activities from USDA FNS Team Nutrition.

See Team Nutrition Sweet Potato web page

National Hot Breakfast Month

February is a cold month, and what better way to start the day than with a hot breakfast! Explore ways to do that with resources from USDA FNS Team Nutrition.

Visit the Team Nutrition web page

72nd Carrot Festival and Street Fair

National Date Festival

Feb 15-24, 2019

March

National Nutrition Month®

National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Go to Nutrition Month web page

National CACFP Week

Mar 17-23, 2019

CACFP Week is a national education and information campaign sponsored annually to raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program works to combat hunger.

Go the CACFP Week web page

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Mar 26, 2019

Diabetes Alert Day is a "wake-up" call that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. Find out if you or someone you love is at risk for type 2 diabetes by taking a quick and simple Diabetes Risk Test.

Learn about Diabetes Alert Day

April

National Pecan Month

Now is the perfect time to celebrate pecans.

Learn more about pecans

United Nations' World Health Day

Apr 7, 2019

2019 CAAEYC Annual Conference and Expo

2019 San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival

CWA 27th Annual Conference and Trade Show

Apr 28 – May 1, 2019

View the Conference web page

May

Asparagus Month

Learn about asparagus during this month's celebration.

Visit the Asparagus Month web page.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Regular physical activity is good for people of all ages. May is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.

Go to the Fitness and Sports web page

National Salad Month

Enjoy the month of May by eating a variety of salads.

Visit the National Salad Month web page

National Strawberry Month

Sweet, fragrant strawberries are a sure sign of summer!  Enjoy them year long, fresh, frozen or dried.

Go to the Strawberries web page

Promoting Integrity Now (PIN) Workshop

National Provider Appreciation Day

May 10, 2019

National Provider Day is also known as National Child Care Provider Day. It is a day to recognize child care providers, teachers, and other educators of young children everywhere.

Visit the Provider Appreciation Day web page

California Strawberry Festival

61st Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras

Beaumont Cherry Festival 2019

June

National Dairy Month

Celebrate dairy by learning about the daily recommendations, health benefits and nutrient contributions of the foods found in this group.

View the USDA Dairy Month web page

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Learn more about fresh fruits and vegetables during this month of celebration.

Go to the Fruit and Vegetable web page.

Turkey Lovers' Month

Celebrate the latest trends in turkey and learn from the experts.

Visit the Turkey Lovers' Month web page

29th National Family Child Care Conference

July

National Blueberries Month

Celebrate National Blueberries Month with recipes and other resources.

Visit the Blueberries Month web page

National Picnic Month

Practice safe picnics with preventative measures to avoid getting sick.

Visit the Picnic Month web page

National Recreation and Parks Month

Search for local activities and parks as you participate in National Recreation and Parks Month.

View the Recreation and Parks web page

4th of July: Focus on Food Safety

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival

Jun 26-28, 2019

August

Get Acquainted with Kiwi Fruit Month

Find tips and resources to learn about kiwi fruit.

Visit the USDA Kiwi Fruit Month web page

National Back to School Month

Find resources to help promote healthful food choices as students return to school.

Visit the Back to School Month web page

National Peach Month

Celebrate peaches with fun facts, recipes and activities.

Learn more about peaches

National Watermelon Day

Aug 3, 2109

Celebrate watermelon with new recipes and snack ideas.

Visit the Watermelon Day web page

37th Annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival

September

National Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month

Encourage the consumption of more fruits in vegetables for families.

Learn more about fruits and vegetables

National Mushroom Month

Discover mushroom recipes, activities, and nutrition facts.

Visit the USDA Mushroom Month web page

Whole Grains Month

Learn tips for including whole grains during meals and snacks, and discover why grains are important in your diet.

Visit the Whole Grains Month web page

October

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Learn to have fun and enjoy eating together.

Go to the Eat Better, Eat Together web page

National Apple Month

Sweet and crunchy, apples are full of good nutrition.

Visit the Apple Month web page

National Farm to School Month

Discover where food comes from, and engage students in fun activities and lessons.

Visit the Farm to School Month web page

National Popcorn Month

Learn about the history and importance of popcorn during this month of celebration.

Go to the Popcorn Month web page

Vegetarian Awareness Month

Explore the types of vegetarian diets and their various benefits.

Visit the Vegetarian Awareness web page

November

American Diabetes Month

Learn about diabetes and how to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes during this month of awareness.

Visit the Diabetes Month web page

National Pepper Month

Find new ideas and recipes while studying various types of peppers.

Go to the National Pepper web page

December

Tropical Fruits Month

Celebrate this month with some fun and delicious tropical fruits!

Discover tropical fruits