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Feb. 22, 2022

NSDA’s free fruit tradition continues on Fridays in March

By Patrick Glenn, communication assistant

To help celebrate National Nutrition Month, the Northwest Student Dietetic Association (NSDA) will continue its tradition of providing free fruit on select Fridays during March.

Students may pick up fresh fruit in campus buildings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 4 at Garrett-Strong Science Building, March 18 at B.D. Owens Library and March 25 at the Administration Building.

Members of the NSDA will hand out a mixture of apples, oranges and bananas on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students also can receive information about National Nutrition Month, including ways to incorporate cultural foods, meal planning and snack ideas. The campaign’s theme for 2022 is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.”

The initiative is sponsored by NSDA and Kappa Omicron Nu, the national honor society for human science students.

“As dietetics students, we are trying to give free fruits to students who show up at our booth to share with students some healthy habits,” said Shreeyesha Pradhan, NSDA public relations officer and a junior food and nutrition: dietetics major from Kathmandu, Nepal. “Some of them might have missed their breakfast because of their early classes, so we are glad to help Bearcats have their quick breakfast on the go.”

The NSDA helps students develop professional contacts and promote involvement in the profession of dietetics through conferences, workshops and other activities. Membership is open to any student with an interest in the profession of dietetics and foods and nutrition.

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that invites people to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. For more information about National Nutrition Month, visit


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