• (Mis)information & the American Diet

    Consumers are constantly bombarded with (mis)information about food and nutrition. Many of your clients, employees, or students probably feel frustrated about the conflicting nutrition messages they get from news reports, blogs, ads, food packages, and social media – not to mention what they hear from friends and family members. What can you do? Knowledge is […] Tags:
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  • Let the Games Begin!

    The Tokyo Olympic games begin later this month. Why not bring the Olympic spirit to your workplace, classes, or individual counseling sessions? The five Olympic Rings fit nicely with MyPlate’s five food groups. Here are some ways to turn your nutrition education into the MyPlate Olympics: Discuss MyPlate and the five food groups, one for […] Tags:
  • 5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Space

    Look around your office, classroom, or cafeteria … do you see drab walls with outdated posters? Or do you see vibrant colors and positive messages?  It might be time to brighten up your space. We have everything you need, and posters are just the beginning! Floor decals are a unique way to add some color […] Tags:
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  • 45 is the New 50

    When it comes to screening for colorectal cancer (CRC), 45 is the new 50. That’s because CRC rates have increased for people under the age of 50, prompting experts to lower the recommended age to begin screening for those at average risk for the disease. As nutrition and health educators, we can teach diet- and […] Tags:
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  • Two-Pronged Approach to Healthy Retirement

    When planning for retirement, most people don’t think about healthcare expenses. Yet, healthcare expenditures increase dramatically for people age 65 and older. We’re talking an average of $12,411/year compared to $5,644/year for someone age 18-64.* Medicare helps, but it doesn’t cover all medical costs. And some medications and procedures may not be covered at all, leaving […] Tags:
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  • Let’s Get People Moving!

    Exercise is so important to health, yet most Americans lead sedentary lives and only 20% of adults and adolescents meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Here are some ways you can promote physical activity to your clients, students, or employees: All ages benefit. From preschoolers to octagenarians, movement makes a difference. Tailor your message […] Tags:
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  • Got a Sweet Tooth?

    From berries to watermelon to peaches, some of our favorite fruits are now in season. It’s the perfect time to turn that sweet tooth into a fruit tooth!  Help your clients or students learn to reach for fruit — not candy and rich desserts — when they get that craving for something sweet. They’ll be rewarded with a […] Tags:
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  • Happy Birthday, MyPlate!

    MyPlate turns 10 in June. Celebrate with these 10 tips for teaching with MyPlate, using materials from NutritionEducationStore.com and MyPlate.gov: One look says it all. MyPlate is so successful because one glance tells you what you need to know about healthy eating. Get the MyPlate graphic in 22 languages here. Use the App. With the […] Tags:
  • Summer of Salad

    Never underestimate the power of a simple cooking demo! I recently had the opportunity to watch a virtual cooking demo by my friend and colleague Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD (you can view it here). She prepared a simple fruit salad with a lime juice dressing and a quinoa salad with fresh baby spinach and chickpeas. The […]
  • Let’s Talk About Sleep!

    Nutrition and wellness educators talk a lot about eating right and staying active, but we can’t forget about the importance of sleep. Inadequate sleep is linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, elevated blood sugar, high blood pressure, heart disease, mental distress, and even early death. Here are some ways to incorporate some sleep education into […] Tags:
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