• Defeat Diabetes Distress

    Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be scary and overwhelming. Patients and their loved ones have so much to learn, but educators have to be careful not to push too much information on them too soon. Help your clients avoid diabetes distress with our 12 Lessons of Diabetes program. Through PowerPoint shows, an e-book, […] Tags:
  • Lighten Things Up with Humor

    Nutrition is a serious topic, but sometimes a little humor can help you get your point across. The Nutrition Education Store has lots of fun posters that convey important information in a lighthearted way. One example is the See-Food Diet/Don’t Get Hooked poster. The subject of this poster is a beautiful fish (made up of fruits […] Tags:
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  • 3 Steps to More Whole Grains

    September is Whole Grains Month. The typical American diet is high in refined grains, but most people don’t eat enough whole grains. Here’s a 3-step approach to eating more whole grains that you can share with your classes, patients, or clients: Simple Swaps:  Whole wheat bread for white bread; brown rice for white rice; bran […] Tags:
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  • (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:
  • Fight Information Overload

    Your students, employees, and clients are bombarded with information everywhere they go. Sadly, many of the nutrition and health education messages we teach get tuned out or lost in information overload. One way to get your information tuned in, not out, is to use short, to-the-point messages that will catch and keep people’s attention. We […] Tags:
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  • Building Blocks for a Healthy Body

    Are you looking for a poster that teaches an important message and brings a smile to everyone’s face? We have a brand-new poster that fits the bill – check out the Healthy Diet Means Stronger Body-Building Blocks poster. This poster features building blocks (like the wooden blocks kids play with) stacked in the shape of […] Tags:
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  • Menu Planning for Everyone!

    Menu planning is key to a healthy dietary pattern, but many folks don’t give it much thought, think it’s too hard, or don’t know where to start. The tools in our Heart Healthy Menu Planning theme can help you teach the basics of meal planning to just about anyone – students, parents, employees, or clients. It starts […] 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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