Nutrition and Hydration Week has been promoted every year since 2012 to raise awareness of the importance of healthy eating and properly hydrating. This year Nutrition and Hydration week runs from the 14th to the 20th of March. This marks a full decade of celebrating Nutrition and Hydration Week. The mission of Nutrition and Hydration Week is to increase awareness of the importance of food and drink for the sake of maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social care. This campaign will be promoted by many different health and social care organisations all around the world.
During this Nutrition and Hydration week, there have been different themes for each day. From Big Breakfast Monday to Fruity Friday to Sundae Sunday! Even though Sundae Sunday does not sound like healthy eating, it still can be by having healthier versions of traditional favourites.
The Wednesday during Nutrition and Hydration Week is The Global Tea Party. Every company that participates in Nutrition and Hydration Week will host a tea party that invites all of the surrounding community. Not only does it raise awareness of the importance of nutrition and hydration, but it brings people together to have fun as a community.
These themes do not have to only happen during Nutrition and Hydration Week either. They can be made a part of your own weekly schedule and to adjusted to your liking. If you do not like Fruity Friday, you can have Fluid Focus Friday, focusing on how much water you are drinking and limiting how much caffeine and soda you are consuming. You can even have your treat day on Saturday or Friday instead of Sunday. The schedule of which days are what and when they are does not matter. What really matters is learning how to have balance with eating and drinking.
More information on Nutrition and Hydration Week and this year’s theme along with additional information on recipes to try can be found in the Nutrition and Hydration Week Handbook