MyPlate Turns 8 – Happy Birthday MyPlate!

MyPlate turns 8 years old on June 2nd. It is hard to believe that 8 years have gone by already but we love making a healthy plate for every meal. It is just so easy!

Check out our MyPlate education resources! Use the code MyPlate for 10% off!

 

The Hot Summer Deals Are Here: Summer Catalog 2019

It is here! The 2019 Hot Summer Deals Catalog by Nutrition Education Store is being mailed to all of our current customers.

Here is what is great about it!

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:

More tearpads are here!

And you can choose from many new and popular health fair display themes!

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.

Get the PDF catalog download here and watch for it in your mailbox!

OR send us your name and address and we will mail you one!

Got a custom request? Ask! Not a week goes by where we do not make a custom order with logos like sintra poster signs with logos, tearpads without glue, special banners, and more!

Free Food and Nutrition Education Clipart

This page features our best family meal clipart. Click on an image to view and download or link directly to an image here. Click the “back button” to get to this page after downloading an image. If you post to your website you can link to these images or supply a link to our site. You are allowed to use them as you wish but please indicate “copyright nutritioneducationstore.com, used with permission.” Click contact us if you have requests or questions. More will follow!

 

 

Class Certificates – Nutrition – Kids – Weight Loss – Wellness

We often get requests and searches for certificates of completion for various nutrition classes and programs. Here is a selection of free nutrition class certificates in 2 formats: Word and Clipart. Your use of these images means you agree with our license statement at the bottom of the site. Thank you!

Word Files:

Wellness class certificate

Kids’ class certificate

Weight control class graduation certificate

Nutrition class program certificate

Clipart – insert into Word or PowerPoint file and add text box over the top with participant information. You can use the Word Mail Merge feature with an excel file for large classes, too:

Certificates-nutrition Certificates-weight Certificates-kids Certificates-wellnessCert_Cooking_Final Cert_Diabetes_Final Cert_Diet_Final Cert_Health_Final Cert_Heart_Final Cert_Kids_Final Cert_KidsHealth_Final Cert_Nutrition_Final Cert_WeightLoss_Final Cert_Wellness_Final

2019 Catalog and Handout Is Here

The 2019 Nutrition Education Catalog is here!

It features over 50 new products along with a great winter salad recipe and handout. All of our current customers who have purchased items from us will receive one and you can download one here.

Some of our new products include:

 

Nutrition Basic Pre and Post Test for Classes

Basic nutrition pre/post-test

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Which nutrient has the most calories per gram of weight?
    a. carbohydrate
    b. protein
    c. fiber
    d. fat
    e. I don’t know
  8. 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
  9. Healthier types of fat are typically:
    a. liquid at room temperature
    b. solid at room temperature
    c. I don’t know
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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

Resources:

Dietary Guidelines for Americans. http://www.health.gov/

Choose My Plate. USDA. http://www.choosemyplate.gov

Plant Slant Category Is New

“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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The environmental impact 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.
  4. How eating more plant foods is for everyone who wants to be healthier, not just vegetarians or vegans.
  5. How do you go about implementing a more plant based diet into your own routine right now?
  6. What are easy switches? Meal ideas?
  7. 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)
  8. What is plant based? (Plant based means foods that are made from plants versus items from animals like meat)
  9. MyPlate is 3/4 plants!
  10. 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!

Comfort Zone Poster for Motivation and Success

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.

 

 

Water Poster Is Here

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.

9.99 Poster Category

The 9.99 poster feature for each month has been very popular. We always regret when we have to say no to the numerous requests that we get to ship free items. We always wish we could say yes. 

The 9.99 poster program has been instilled to provide a quality education item to a program for minimal cost. Shipping is always free! We planned a new category so you can have a choice of these posters and we will change them up each month. This batch was featured in our latest catalog!