Are You Drinking Candy?

One of our most popular posters just got a new art update! 

Most people would never imagine that a beverage could contain as much sugar as several pieces of candy. And they would swear they never eat that much candy! But one large glass of sweetened ice tea or a large coffee drink can contain even more sugar than a soda and 15 lollipop equivalents of sugar. We updated this classic poster to have a new graphic twist and to use the common beverages found in many stores and restaurants.

1 tsp of sugar contains about 4 grams of sugar or the equivalent of sugar found in a small lollipop. 

The bottom of the poster contains better choices for beverages like water or unsweetened iced tea. The “lollipop scale” is ready to show them how many lollipops are in the big sweetened drink deals sold in stores and restaurants. 

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting added sugars to no more than 10 percent of daily calorie needs. That’s about 12 teaspoons (48 grams of added sugar) on a 2,000-calorie diet. But for kids — especially little kids, who may only need 1,200 to 1,400 calories per day — it’s even less.

This popular laminated poster is now in the healthy beverage health fair theme and it comes in two different banner sizes: 48×36″ or 24×62″ on a stand. It would go well with our “sugar math” poster. 

18″ x 24″ Laminated Poster: Are You Drinking Candy?
48″ x 36″ vinyl Health Fair Banner: Are You Drinking Candy?
24″ x 62″ Vinyl Banner With X Stand: Are You Drinking Candy?

View the entire Beverage Education Health Fair theme items here.

And here is a great handout about how to make infused water for more flavor and zero calories. Download and use now. 

Easy Health Fair and Nutrition Presentation Theme Chooser Introduced By Nutrition Education Store

Nutrition Education Store has launched a “Theme Chooser” in the online store navigation. The theme chooser allows customers to view health fair and nutrition education materials by theme. 

The theme chooser makes it easy to choose the perfect theme by topic and then have an entire display or presentation that matches with exciting, professionally designed graphics.

Almost 30 different themes with spectacular, people-pleasing graphics, exclusively designed by Nutrition Education Store, are currently presented and they include:

  1. 10K Steps
  2. Beverage Better
  3. Biometrics
  4. Change It Up
  5. Make A Rainbow Salad
  6. Colors of Health
  7. Diabetes Awareness
  8. Eat to Excel With PhytoMan
  9. Farm to School
  10. Farm to Table
  11. Fiber Math
  12. Food Label Education
  13. Freedom from Disease
  14. Groove to Move
  15. Healthier Choices 123
  16. Healthy Fork
  17. I Love Salad
  18. Kids and Physical Activity
  19. Math of Movement
  20. MyPlate
  21. Muscle Versus Fat
  22. New Blood Pressure Guidelines
  23. Nutrition Month
  24. Orange Coins: Diet and Exercise
  25. Portion Control
  26. Rainbow Chard Be Brighter Every Day
  27. Rainbow Salad
  28. Real Food Grows
  29. Whole Grain

If you need help choosing the best theme for your event you can always click the contact us link at the bottom of the page or call us toll free at 800-462-2352.

9.99 poster for August

We are happy to announce the 9.99 poster for August. The title is, Bring the Farm to Your Table. And the message is very simple. Eat more fruits and veggies and wholesome foods from the farm.

Pictured here on the poster are fresh beets, carrots, yams, rainbow chard, and asparagus.

We got a nice compliment on the Farm to Table themed materials so we are giving you a THANKYOU10 code for the rest of the materials that match the poster. The code is good through the month of August and it will also work on that poster so you will get another .99 off!

 

 

 

July 9.99 poster is here

For the month of July we have a surprise! We wanted to promote healthier breakfast habits along with fruits and vegetables. So these three posters will help you do that while staying on budget.
Plus here is our all time favorite handout set for fruit dessert recipes and a “substitute fruit for your favorite sweet” handout:

5 Things We Learned While Making the Math of Movement Poster

One of the most important things we learned while making the Math of Movement poster is that time is precious. We only have 24 hours in a day and we spend two thirds of it working and sleeping. There is precious little time left getting ready for work, commuting in traffic, nurturing ourselves and our relationships, and being active.

But there were four more lessons along the way.

Doing anything at all burns at least double the calories as compared to sitting. Sitting only burns 76 calories while doing even the most mundane chores like sweeping or vacuuming burns a minimum of 150 calories. Of course vigorous exercise is even better and it burns 400 or more calories on average.

Brisk walking is so easy and it helps induce an energy deficit that is not countered by hunger. We likened that to walk more and eat less!

There are three kinds of exercise and they are classified by what they strengthen: heart, muscles, or bones. Aerobic exercise or cardio is what strengthens the heart while lifting weights or using resistance training will strengthen muscles. Bones are strengthened by weight bearing exercise such as walking or running. Swimming for example will strengthen your heart and some muscles but it won’t help strengthen your bones. It is important to mix it up a little and do a couple of activities.

It is easy to get enough exercise if you count up your minutes per day and each week. There are 168 hours in a week and you only need to spend 2.5 to 5 of those hours working out in moderate to vigorous activity to gain health benefits if you are an adult. That is like 2.5% on average. Make a motto  to “keep moving” or employ standing at work instead of sitting.

See all of the Math of Movement items here.

See the study where researchers found that sitting is the new smoking here.

 

Breakfast Banners Developed for Dedicated Foodservice Director

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Here are three banners that are custom-designed for Lisa Durand, a foodservice manager who works for Thompson Public Schools. She wanted to make sure all of her students know that breakfast is free by installing very colorful banners in her cafeteria. We gave her three choices because she has 3 grades: elementary, middle, and high school ages. She chose all three so one of each will be going into her schools shortly. The oranges are from a photo we made in our studio using 9 different oranges from a farmer who was selling direct to consumers in a farmer’s market here in California. The dancing people filled plant foods. And the running figure is filled with fruits and veggies.

Students are reminded to “fuel up to play 60” so they eat well and get physical activity for 60 minutes a day!

We love custom projects! Let us know if you need one!

June 9.99 Poster

It’s here! The June 9.99 poster is ready now. This delicious poster was chosen because it features delicious summer fruit as a fast food.  Fresh peaches and cherries are shot in their prime so the image can motivate everyone to think about fast food in a healthful and different way.

These fruits are ready to eat now!

May 9.99 Poster

Remember when we had the 5 a day message? It was all about eating 5 fruits and vegetables per day. The message was eventually replaced with a 5 to 9 per day message. Then we evolved to make half your plate fruits and veggies.

No matter how you spin it, eating enough fruits and veggies is the way to go if you want to protect your health. This message is also very strong in the current 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

And now that May is here all of the wonderful seasonal summer fruits and vegetables are starting to appear in the store. To help folks realize that fruits and vegetables should be eaten around the clock we have a classic poster, 5 Ways to More Fruits and Veggies poster that we are featuring for just $9.99 each this month.

The message on this “fruit and vegetable clock” illustrates that you should be eating fruits and vegetables for every meal. Bananas for breakfast, salads for lunch and dinner, and fruits for desserts and snacks are just a few of the great ideas shown. All of the items selected are easy to find and serve. There is always a good time of day to serve fruits and veggies!

The $9.99 poster special has been very well received by our clients. It allows lower budget programs to spruce up their walls with positive health messages because shipping to the 48 states is free.

Check out the 5 Ways to More Fruits and Vegetables poster now!

 

Breakfast Express Banners

Roberta Despra, a school foodservice director, and one of our readers, called because she wanted a bright and cheery “breakfast express banner” to cover her express breakfast cart for students. The goal for this banner is to welcome everyone to school and to get them to the right meal line fast.

Fortunately we received an important wish from Bobbie so we could start our design. Bobbie loved our orange slice photo and so we used that for the banner. The orange slice photo was created using 9 different oranges from a local farmer here in California. They were purchased at a farmer’s market and the farmer came from Merced, California and was very happy for our purchase. We were very happy when we created the beautiful scene with all of the colorful slices.

We love creating custom products for our clients and this banner is available in the Nutrition Education Store now. Let us know if you have an idea for a custom creation!

 

 

 

Custom farm to school wall decals brighten and educate school walls


 

Paula Wucklund, Fuel Up to Play 60 Coach, and physical education teacher, wanted to help her fellow PE teachers and school cafeterias in Arkansas. She wanted to illustrate how the farm to school program brings healthier foods into the schools and to create awareness of MyPlate, physical activity, and healthier eating for the students and the staff.

She contacted us and we designed custom wall decal banners for Arkansas schools. The first goal was to feature the stories and photos of many of the wonderful farmers in Arkansas to show how they work hard to grow crops, raise livestock, and produce dairy foods for students. And she wanted to illustrate MyPlate food groups with their goals and benefits. Finally we included photographs of each of the food groups.

The benefits of the end result is easy to see in the photos above. The 5 food groups were featured on wall decals while the MyPlate floor banner greets the students coming into the cafeteria. The items can be adhered to the walls and they are removable.

The schools will have a choice between vertical or horizontal orientations so that they can determine which works best for their walls.

The Arkansas Farm to School program connects Arkansas farmers to preschools and K-12 schools, so that they can provide fresh produce in school meals. The wall decal posters/banners that we created will help students, teachers, and cafeteria workers realize the importance of agriculture and healthful diets for school meals.

Food and Health Communications designed the banners and provided all of the forms so that Paula could contact the farmers and get their high-quality images and stories to share on the banners. They also provided the expertise for recommending MyPlate food groups and for the colorful food images. And their graphic design gave the banners an Arkansas state icon and brand.

We can create a set of farm to school banners for any school program. Contact us to get help now.