Got an idea for a holiday? Send it to us

Submit Now

341 Shares
341 Shares
February

National Snack Food Month – February 2023

Yay for snacks! They can satisfy cravings, help you watch your weight, boost your metabolism, and even help you deal with sadness. Whatever your mood, there is a snack for you. So, let’s take advantage of National Snack Month in February. Hoard your favorite snacks and munch away. Snacking doesn’t always have to be unhealthy. In fact, it can be a great way to eat more proteins, fiber, and fruits — thereby helping your body stay in shape. Happy snacking!

National Snack Food Month timeline

2010
Kids are snacking more

A study showed that children in the U.S. snacked six times per day. That was twice as often as American children in the 1970s.

1941
Candy goes to war

Hershey's invented M&M's so that it could send some heat-resistant chocolates to soldiers in World War II.

1930
The accidental cookie

When Ruth Graves, a restaurant owner in Massachusetts, added pieces of chocolates to her cookie mix, hoping they would melt, little did she know that her failed experiment would produce the world's most- loved cookie!

1880
Candy goes corny

The Wunderlee Candy Company produced candy corn . It is interesting to remember that in those days candies were made by hand.

50,000 BC
Ancient trail mix

Evidence of wild date seeds, pine nuts, walnuts, acorns, and chestnuts can be found in the Shanidar Cave located in Northern Iraq. Cave dwellers loved to snack too!

National Snack Food Month Activities

  1. Become a hardcore snacker

    Some health experts believe that healthy snacking several times a day maintains a good BMI and prevents blood sugar levels from spiking. Don't you just love research?

  2. Live a little

    Giving in to your cravings once in a while is okay. That's why diet plans have cheat days. So, have fun. You're allowed to — at least this month.

  3. Make homemade snacks

    There is something satisfying about making your own snacks. The fact that it will be fresh and preservative-free is a bonus.

5 Bite-Sized Snack Facts

  1. Winning formula

    Every Oreo cookie is 71% wafer and 29% crème filling. Each one! In every batch!

  2. Chew on that!

    Frito Lay uses a $40,000 chewing simulation device to test the crunchiness of their chips.

  3. Top secret snack

    You'll never find out the recipe for Krispy Kreme's world famous glazed donuts because it's kept under lock and key at their plant in Winston-Salem, NC.

  4. Irresistible ingredient

    Salt is addictive and snack food companies know that. They add it in a way that gets consumers hooked on their snacks.

  5. A janitor invented Flaming Hot Cheetos

    He sprinkled chili powder on the original. The world got a spicy snack and he was made VP!

Why We Love National Snack Food Month

  1. We are a nation of snackers

    Yes, we all snack. While some of us pick healthy foods, many of us are guilty of indulging. But this month — who's judging?

  2. The choices are endless

    Snacks come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Snacks can be healthy or your guilty pleasure. You just need to take your pick.

  3. Snacking can be healthy

    Choose fruit, an energy bar, or low fat yogurt as your in-between meal and your body will thank you.

National Snack Food Month dates

YearDateDay
2023February 1Wednesday
2024February 1Thursday
2025February 1Saturday
2026February 1Sunday
2027February 1Monday
La Poutine Week
National Patient Recognition Week
National Patient Recognition Week
Shape Up With Pickles Time
Solo Diners Eat Out Week
U.S. Snow Sculpting Week
Women's Heart Week
World Interfaith Harmony Week
Abolition of Slavery Day
Car Insurance Day
Change Your Password Day
Conservatorship and Guardianship Abuse Awareness Day
Day of Remembrance and Respect to Victims of the Communist Regime
Decorating with Candy Day
Decorating With Candy Day
Federal Territory Day
G.I. Joe Day
Global School Play Day
Heroes' Day
Holiday Hugs Day
Hula in the Coola Day
Imbolc
International Face and Body Art Day
National Baked Alaska Day
National Cameron Day
National Dark Chocolate Day
National Freedom Day
National Get Up Day
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
National Sean Day
National Serpent Day
National Signing Day
National Texas Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Spunky Old Broads Day
Tet Nguyen Dan
World Aspergillosis Day
World Hijab Day
World Read Aloud Day
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
African American Heritage Month
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Barley Month
Beat the Heat Month
Berry Fresh Month
Bike To Work Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month
Creative Romance Month
Declutter for a Cause Month
Dog Training Education Month
Ethnic Equality Month
Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month
Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
Feline Fix by Five Month
Financial Aid Awareness Month
Free Open Source Software Month
From Africa to Virginia Month
Great American Pie Month
Human Relations Month
Humpback Whale Awareness Month
International Boost Self Esteem Month
International Expect Success Month
International Friendship Month
International Hoof Care Month
International Month of Black Women in the Arts
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Jobs in Golf Month
LGBT+ History Month
Love the Bus Month
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
Marijuana Awareness Month
National African American Read-In
National Arts Month
National Avocado and Banana Month
National Bake For Family Fun Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Blah Buster Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Cat Health Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Condom Month
National Embroidery Month
National Enrolled Agents Month
National Fasting February
National Fondue Month
National Goat Yoga Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Haiku Writing Month
National Heart Healthy Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Laugh-Friendly Month
National Library Lovers Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National Mend a Broken Heart Month
National Parent Leadership Month
National Self-Check Month
National Senior Independence Month
National Snack Food Month
National Sweet Potato Month
National Therapeutic Recreation Month
National Time Management Month
National Weddings Month
National Women Inventors Month
North American Inclusion Month (NAIM)
Pet Dental Health Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
Potato Lovers Month
Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall Month
Raynaud's Awareness Month
Relationship Wellness Month
Responsible Pet Owners Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Spiritual Teachers Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Vegan Cuisine Month
Wise Health Care Consumer Month
Women’s Role in History Month
Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
Youth Leadership Month

Want to sponsor this holiday?

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.