It’s not too late to set up an engaging display for National Nutrition Month!
The best displays feature information in a variety of formats, presented in an eye-catching and memorable manner. Here are a few strategies that you can use to put together your best display yet…
It’s usually a good idea to center a bulletin board around a banner or poster. For Nutrition Month, I would recommend any of the following, depending on the space you have available.
- Since National Nutrition Month 2017’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” these posters would be especially relevant:
- They’re also available as banners!
- And here are some basic nutrition lesson options:
Once you’ve picked a poster/banner or two to center your display, it’s just a matter of filling in the details. One way to vary the view while imparting key information is to add a few relevant handouts, like these!
- Nutrition from A-Z
- New Food Label Guide
- Sugar Math or Sodium Math
- MyPlate on a Budget
- Portion Control
You can also print out pictures that support your main point (people being active for an exercise board, healthful foods/meals for a nutrition board etc) and fill in a few gaps with assorted stickers or wall decals.
Tabletop displays offer a better chance for interaction than a bulletin board display, but they also take up more room.
The key to a good tabletop display is having something that will draw people to the table. Banners on stands offer a great way to stand out from the crowd, and these options are perfect for Nutrition Month:
- Choose Wisely
- Freedom from Chronic Disease
- Change It Up: Eating Pattern and Lifestyle
- Make Healthier Choices
- Portion Control
Floor stickers are also creative (and intriguing) eye-catchers here. My personal favorites include:
Then you want to fill your table with resources that will help your audience learn and remember key Nutrition Month lessons. Posters like the ones featured in the bulletin board section above are great options, and you can prop them up on a tabletop easel or two. Handouts are useful take-home resources too, as are stickers/bookmarks/other fun prizes.
If you’re talking about sugar, salt, or fat content in your display, I’d highly recommend test tubes, which you can use to display the average amount of your featured element in a variety of foods.
These materials offer a great visual way to compare and contrast different options, and the test tubes have gotten wonderful feedback in the past. In fact, they’re one of our most popular resources for health fairs!
And there you have it! A little Nutrition Month display inspiration!
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