The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has laid out a collection of 5 key messages to help people "put their best fork forward" for Nutrition Month. They are as follows...
- Create an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods.
- Practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients.
- How much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
- Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
- Manage your weight or lower your health risks by consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs (source)
You can find a full toolkit for educators at http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/toolkit. The blog's homepage also has a collection of games, videos, and tip sheets to help you communicate these 5 key messages.
And of course I want to get in on the fun too!
Here are some links to past posts and resources that can help you communicate the 5 key messages of National Nutrition Month to your clients in an effective and engaging manner. I hope you like them!
Create an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods.
- Variety is the Key to Weight Control
- Eat from the Rainbow (with a bonus handout!)
- Change It Up Poster
- Fruit and Vegetable Challenge
- What's on Your Fork?
Practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients.
- Cooking Home Run Meals at Home
- 10 Must-Have Tools for the Home Kitchen
- Fun Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Try New Foods
- 5 Strategies for Better Dinners at Home
- Video: Supermarket Shopping for Health
How much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you.
- A MyPlate Food Diary Handout for Portion Control
- Take Control of Your Portions Poster
- Effective Portion Control Ideas (and activities)
- 3 Ways to Improve Portion Control
- Eat Less, Live Longer
Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
- Quiz: Are You Physically Active?
- Beyond Weight Loss: The Impact of Exercise
- Family Exercise: 4 Simple Tips for Building a Fun Routine
- Poster: Exercise to Lose and Control Weight
- Balancing Diet and Exercise
Manage your weight or lower your health risks by consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist.
- A Dietitian's Cleanse
- A Dietitian's Take on the New Food Labels
- Tree of Nutrition Poster
- Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Tips from Dietitians and Family/Consumer Science Professionals
- A Dietitian's Opinion of the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Plus, just in case you missed it, here's a great handout to help you communicate a few of these key messages...
PS: March 8 is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. How are you celebrating?
PPS: Check out these amazing Nutrition Month resources...