Are you looking for a hot topic for your next class, workshop, or client consultation? Or for Nutrition Month (R)?
As much as consumers want a magic bullet for their health, teachers want a magic topic that will engage, educate, and motivate their audience.
Here we have assembled all of the best and hottest topic predictions for 2021. With nutrition there is always plenty of lessons to help people learn anything from the basics, to skipping fads, to shopping and preparing meals with ease, or to making better choices when dining out! The 2020 Nutrition Month theme is now all about reviewing the benefits of nutrition.
The hottest topics listed here are chosen from our expert writers’ recommendations, research in the news, views from our blog posts, many telephone and email inquiries with customers and readers, Amazon bestseller book lists, and over 100 food, health, and nutrition professional blogs that we follow.
Here is the hot topics and trends that you can use to plan your own presentations and classes.
Dietary Guidelines: The Dietary Guidelines are here! Check out all of our resources that support the 2020=2025 messages.
New Food Label: The new Nutrition Facts Label is ready to empower shoppers to lower their intake from added sugars. Check out the newest food label resources.
MyPlate Start Simple is a new campaign by MyPlate to celebrate the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines changes and to help folks use a very simple way to make a healthy plate.
Sugar: How to Find It, How to Consume Less now that added sugars are featured on the new food label and still mentioned in the new edition of the Dietary Guidelines, particularly for the younger set as well as adults.
Fiber is a great lesson for consumers to understand gut health plus all of the new research about the microbiome.
Kitchen How-To – with the pandemic more Americans are cooking at home so they are open to learning about new foods and cooking methods to save time. There is no better time for cooking demos, social media tips, and more!
Weight Loss – a recent CDC survey found that half of all adults over the age of 20 have tried to lose weight over the past year but two thirds of all adults in the US are still overweight or obese. Check out our 12 Lessons Program! The pandemic showed us the importance of avoiding chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, all of which can cause serious illness and death in COVID patients.
Shopping for better health – the pandemic sure did a number on our food supply system with restaurants closing and supermarkets running out of items like flour and toilet paper. But now more than ever, consumers have a lot of choices for shopping online, going to farmer’s markets, seeking out local food stores like Sprouts, Whole Foods Trader Joe’s, farm CSAs and more. It can be fun to take a seasonal approach to shop, plan a menu, and cook with all of these new changes.
Nutrient density – this lesson is emphasized by the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and most consumers are seeking out superfoods like dragon fruit, acai fruit, matcha, and so many more items. They want to improve their health. You can pick a few of these and talk about how to find them or keep them healthy. But more importantly, folks must understand the difference between processed calorie-dense food and nutrient-dense food.
Diet is more important than exercise – with everyone home and confined more diet is more important than ever to help people keep BMI, blood pressure, and cholesterol low. Check out our new poster, You Can’t Outrun Your Fork!
Our new Rainbow Kabob Recipe Handout is just as delicious as it is gorgeous and it’s ready for summer veggie grilling for your clients, patients, students, employees, and yourself! Take a look at all of the delicious veggies and flavors in this photo from our kitchen photo studio! What a way to teach the “eat from the rainbow” theme!
Plus it has over 30 new products and many products are reset to introductory prices!
The whole NES design team has been working hard to bring you the best messages and teaching lessons with beautiful graphics from topics like MyPlate Start Simple and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. PLUS many products and themes are based on reader requests (like our menu planning items), the latest research that we are always publishing on our sister site (like the fiber and microbiome), FoodAndHealth.com, and our drive to make you look your very best right now!
The prizes are more useful than ever and many are on sale:
PLUS you get 10% off (code 2019HSD or use this link and the discount is applied in your cart automatically) and free shipping to the 48 states for the summer months. Our new online shopping cart software always shows when your items will arrive via any of our shipping services. We use FEDEX and the post office for very accurate deliveries and our software always emails you the tracking updates! PLUS you can always use Pay Offline if you are sending a purchase order or just want a quote.
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MyPlate refrigerator reminder
Fruit heart clipart
Farmers market clipart
Whole grain breakfast cereal clipart
Thanksgiving food clipart
Family meal clipart
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Family meal black and white clipart
Family meal black and white clipart
Kids are cooking black and white clipart
Kids are cooking
Family meal clipart
An apple is a gorgeous fruit
Clipart of orange slice
Fry pan with motto to get into the kitchen and cook
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A healthy, balanced diet includes these three major nutrients (macronutrients): a. calories, fat, carbohydrate b. carbohydrate, protein, fat c. protein, fiber, fat d. calories, water, fiber e. I don’t know
Which foods provide more of the essential nutrients that we’re often lacking? a. fruit, vegetables, and protein shakes b. seafood, whole grains, and gluten-free foods c. fruit, vegetables, whole grains and seafood d. I don’t know
Bread, cereal, fruit and vegetables are the best source of which important nutrient? a. protein b. fat c. carbohydrate d. water e. I don’t know
Chicken, legumes (dried beans and peas), fish, soy foods and eggs are a good source of which nutrient? a. protein b. fat c. carbohydrate d. water e. I don’t know
Which foods are part of the dairy group? a. milk, eggs and cheese b. milk, cheese and yogurt c. soy milk, eggs and cheese d. I don’t know
Use these plate proportions for healthy meal planning: a. ½ protein, ½ vegetables b. 1/3 protein, 1/3 vegetables, 1/3 fruit c. ½ vegetables and fruit, ¼ protein, ¼ whole grains d. I don’t know
Which nutrient has the most calories per gram of weight? a. carbohydrate b. protein c. fiber d. fat e. I don’t know
Which type of fat helps promote a healthy heart and cardiovascular system? a. saturated b. trans c. mono-unsaturated d. partially hydrogenated e. I don’t know
Healthier types of fat are typically: a. liquid at room temperature b. solid at room temperature c. I don’t know
Which food components provide little nutritional value and can be harmful when we eat too much? a. salt, sugar, saturated fat b. sugar, cholesterol, whole grains c. salt, cholesterol, fiber d. I don’t know
Which of the following are sugar-sweetened beverages that provide little to no nutritional value? a. 100% fruit juice b. 100% vegetable juice c. fruit juice drinks d. I don’t know
Which type of grain is the healthiest and contains the most natural nutrients? a. enriched grains b. refined grains c. multi-grains d. whole grains e. I don’t know
What percentage of our grain intake (bread, cereal, rice, pasta, crackers) should be whole grains to support overall good health? a. 25% b. 50% c. 75% d. 100% e. I don’t know
“Plant Slant,” a new category in our store, provides tools to help you educate your clients about a plant-based eating style. Plant Slant is a hot topic these days, because eating more plant foods (and less animal products) is good for your health and good for the environment. It doesn’t take a vegetarian or vegan diet to reap the benefits, making a Plant Slant an easy goal for everyone! MyPlate is based on 3/4 plants or more and a plant based eating pattern is recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and it is the base of the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH diet. By teaching the idea of a “plant slant” you open a whole new world to your clients as well as a different way of seeing and appreciating healthful foods.
Our colorful Plant Slant poster shows these fun lessons that you can use with this poster or to plan any class on your own:
Foods that make up a plant-based eating pattern include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds as well as foods made from these like vegetarian milk or vegetarian meat substitutes.
How eating more plant foods benefits your whole body, from the brain to bones, and helps prevent diseases like cancer and diabetes. A plant based diet that is high in fiber and low in added solid fat, sugar, and sodium is healthier for your heart and helps you control your weight because you feel full on fewer calories.
The environmentalimpact of eating more plant foods and less animal products is one of the most important changes anyone can make to have a smaller carbon footprint.
How eating more plant foods is for everyone who wants to be healthier, not just vegetarians or vegans.
How do you go about implementing a more plant based diet into your own routine right now?
What are easy switches? Meal ideas?
What are whole foods? (Whole foods are foods in their near natural state and do not include highly processed foods like white flour, sugar, or processed meats to mention just a few)
What is plant based? (Plant based means foods that are made from plants versus items from animals like meat)
MyPlate is 3/4 plants!
While vegan excludes all animals, plant based is mostly plants and a little more flexible. It is healthy and easy!
Our eye-catching Freedom From Chronic Disease banners feature a veggie-filled Statue of Liberty raising her “torch” of fruits and vegetables. What better way to show the benefits of eating with a Plant Slant?
Use a plant slant theme for any class, wellness fair, classroom, cafeteria, or event!
The dictionary defines a comfort zone as a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress. From the context of a healthy diet and lifestyle, the comfort zone is like being in neutral. You are not really learning or doing anything new or going anywhere. You are staying the same. For most individuals, according to CDC statistics, that can be trouble.
Health educators always indicate in surveys that the greatest challenge is getting someone to implement new strategies for better health. Maybe it is learning to shop or cook. Or to make better choices when eating out. Or to get some sort of exercise routine.
So we made this fun and colorful poster that is positive and motivational. It helps people make smart goals and to realize that their current state is beautiful and comfortable. But nothing is happening!
Here are some fun activity ideas:
Ask everyone to share their best comfort zone. Could it be popcorn and the movies, skipping workouts, eating out, eating a certain food that is hard to control portions yet high in calories, not getting enough sleep, or working too much?
The best part is that the group will connect by sharing the things that make them happy but keep them from accomplishing their goals.
Work on the SMART method of goal planning. Ask everyone to work either individually or in groups and to come up with SMART goals. It is always really motivating to hear what others want to do and how they will do it. Can they even work in a group after class?
Have them make a motivation note. What are the reasons to want to do more and get more healthy? Is it a job you want to be your best for? A spouse, family, or kids? Or just a dream you want to accomplish.
When we wanted to create a poster about water we defined the art style first. It had to be simple yet enticingly beautiful. Water is one of the greatest resources and our bodies are made mostly of water. By choosing water over the other sweetened beverages individuals can really dig in on a path of better health.
Plus the poster had to have a scientific infographic format.
So we sketched up the data and the specs and gave it to our best graphic artist. When he came back with this one I knew we had a winner.
Here is a visual tour with a list of the lessons:
The title is so gorgeous it makes water look better than soda, at least on paper!
You need 9 cups a day because your body uses water for many important functions! Now we are giving them a reason to do more of something instead of less!
And your body is comprised of 60% water!
Water is found in many beverages but be careful of added sugars:
Every system in your body uses water!
The water poster is ready to go in the NutritionEducationStore.com now – along with many other items that will match such as stickers, bookmarks, banners, and wristbands.