• 2018 Spring and Summer Catalog is Here

    It is here! The 2018 spring and summer catalog from the Nutrition Education Store is being mailed to all existing customers now. But you don’t have to wait for the mailman, you can download your copy here. Features of the 2018 Spring and Summer Nutrition Education Store Catalog: Over 50 new products with timely and […] Tags:
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  • Fiber and Nutrient Density

    The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has a great definition for nutrient dense foods, which is emphasized as a “term to know.” Nutrient Dense—A characteristic of foods and beverages that provide vitamins, minerals, and other substances that contribute to adequate nutrient intakes or may have positive health effects, with little or no solid fats and […] Tags:
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  • Activity Idea: Making MyPlate Plates

    MyPlate is an excellent tool to encourage balanced eating. For visual learners, having an image of MyPlate is a great starting point on the road to healthful eating habits. You can take this image even farther in an interactive project. Not only will this project help cement the basics of MyPlate in the minds of […] Tags:
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  • What Are Minerals?

    We don’t eat rocks or dirt, but did you know that they are actually an important part of the food chain? Minerals in the earth are absorbed by water and plants, and then we absorb those same minerals when we eat plants or drink water. We also get minerals when we eat or drink foods […] Tags:

  • Getting To Know Listeria

    Most people know about Salmonella, E. coli and Botulism and are now, unfortunately, adding Listeria to their list of frequently heard of foodborne illnesses. Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is not one of the top most frequently occurring foodborne illnesses, but it is one of the most costly and deadly. Listeria—the illness is called listeriosis– causes […] Tags:
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  • Risk of Death for Dinner?

    “Consuming raw seafood may increase your risk of death.” “Evil witch advisory.” Yes, these are actual advisories I’ve seen on walls and restaurant menus.  I’m sure someone considered them funny. But there is nothing funny about a foodborne illness. Perhaps these “off the wall” methods did get more people’s attention than the more traditional advisory […] Tags:
  • 12 Hot Topics for 2019

    Here is a list of the hottest nutrition and food teaching topics from the past few months.  As much as people want a magic bullet for their health, teachers want a magic topic. Whenever there is a new list of Dietary Guidelines, a new regulation, or new news there is a hot topic. Right now […] Tags:
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  • 9.99 Poster for October

    It’s here! The 9.99 special poster for October has arrived.  This month’s featured poster is all about breakfast.  This positive and colorful 18″ X 24″ poster encourages your clients, students, and employees to start each day with a healthful breakfast! Start Your Day with Breakfast shares simple and memorable tips about the benefits for eating […] Tags:

  • Nutrition Basic Pre and Post Test for Classes

    Basic nutrition pre/post-test A healthy, balanced diet includes these three major nutrients (macronutrients):a. calories, fat, carbohydrateb. carbohydrate, protein, fatc. protein, fiber, fatd. calories, water, fibere. I don’t know Which foods provide more of the essential nutrients that we’re often lacking?a. fruit, vegetables, and protein shakesb. seafood, whole grains, and gluten-free foodsc. fruit, vegetables, whole grains […] Tags:
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  • What Are Vitamins?

    There are 13 different vitamins, and they’re vital micronutrients. You can divide them into two groups: fat-soluble and water-soluble. Vitamins A, D, E and K are all fat-soluble. They require fat to be absorbed, and they are stored for a long time in your liver and body fat. The rest are water-soluble vitamins, which travel […] Tags:

  • 9.99 Poster for September

    Since September is traditionally a “back to school” month, we are bringing you two dynamic educational posters for our 9.99 poster special for September.  The Exercise Poster really shows the value of movement and exercise for maintaining a healthy weigh. It explains the differences in calories burned when you move more. For example, if you […] Tags:
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