Nutrition Posters for the Workplace

My team and I have created tons of posters over the years, and some of my very favorite ones teach lessons that are important to showcase in the workplace.

We have posters that are designed to bring “better numbers like blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI” or to motivate in a fun way like the food art posters. There are also ones that teach great nutrition lessons and promote positive reinforcement and education.

Let’s take a tour through some of the best options, shall we?

Top Heart Posters:

Top BMI Poster:

Best Nutrition Lessons:

Favorite Motivational Posters:

And of course there is our entire collection of over 150 posters. Which ones will best brighten up your workspace?

And, as a special bonus because I love ya, here’s a free copy of the printable PDF handout that accompanies the Fabulous Fruits and Vegetables poster.

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New Catalog + FREE Handout

The goal has always been to make your jobs easier.

Posters!We kept that goal in mind as we researched and designed new materials. We thought about it as we chased down peer-reviewed studies, or stayed up far too late making slight art adjustments. We thought about it as we edited handout drafts, and as we photographed our latest hauls from the farmers’ markets.

We never stop thinking about it, and the result is our best catalog yet.

Today I’m proud to offer you our newest materials, our top-selling classic resources, and tons of other fun educational tools that you didn’t even know you needed. They’re all in the Nutrition Education Resource Catalog, and they’re all available to you, right now.

What’s inside? Some of the highlights include…

  • More posters than you’ve ever seen before!
    • Food Art
    • Nutrition
    • Health
    • School
    • Food photos
  • Colorful banners!
  • Prizes!Handouts that break down any topic into understandable terms!
  • Fantastic prizes and treats!
    • Bookmarks
    • Buttons
    • Fruit-Shaped Sticky Pads
    • Stickers
    • Magnets
    • Pens
    • Placemats
    • Prize Cards
    • Recipe Cards
    • Wristbands
  • Engaging and memorable bulletin board and display kits!
  • PowerPoint presentations with leader guides, speaker’s notes, and handouts!
  • Fun and educational workbooks!
  • Bright and cheerful brochures!
  • MyPlate for every occasion!
  • Educational books and cookbooks!
  • Everything you need for the best cooking demonstrations ever!
  • Comprehensive nutrition education programs!
  • Videos on DVD!

But what topics do we cover? The food and health scene is always evolving, and our resources can help keep you ahead of the game. Here’s just a small sample of the topics addressed in the latest catalog

  • Cooking Demonstrations!Balanced Lifestyle
  • Beverages
  • Blood Pressure/Hypertension
  • BMI/Waist Circumference
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Diet Plans
  • DASH Diet
  • Fad Diets
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Eating Well on a Budget
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Safety
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Gluten Allergies and Intolerances
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Heart Health
  • Healthful Habits
  • Men’s Health
  • MyPlate
  • Nutrition Facts Labels
  • Physical Activity
  • Portion Control
  • Pregnancy/Breastfeeding
  • Sodium/Salt
  • Whole Grains
  • Women’s Health

There’s actually a lot more, but I didn’t want the list to just go on forever!

Take a look at the catalog and see it all for yourself! I really think you’ll enjoy it. Plus, if there’s anything you want that you don’t see, just let me know and my team and I will make it for you.

Full Catalog

Oh! I almost forgot the best part! The catalog comes with a brand-new, totally-free handout. It covered the basics of grain foods: whole grains vs. refined grains, how to cook with grains, the health benefits of grain foods, and even ways to replace refined grains with whole grains. Drop by this link to get your very own copy!

Whole Grain Handout

And, since we’re here to help you look your very best right now, here are some fun new materials from the Nutrition Education Store!

Fruit Sticky Pads

Prediabetes Poster

Wise Choices Banner and Stand

2 Amazing Bundles for Schools

What is it about poster bundles?

12 Lessons of Wellness and Weight Loss Poster SetThe poster bundles we have in the store are some of our very top sellers, and we’re always getting rave reviews from happy customers (check out the testimonial page for details). Since these bundles are so popular, we’re always looking for ways to combine our posters in order to make the most effective nutrition education materials.

So imagine my happiness when I got a call from a foodservice director who was strategizing poster pairings for two different age groups.

The foodservice director had noticed that her students simply weren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables, no matter what the schools tried. This was a particular issue with kids in elementary school and high school.

So, what the director wanted to do was get a bunch of different posters that promoted healthful habits and put them in the schools. She needed two sets — one that would appeal to elementary school students and another that would appeal to high schoolers.

We brainstormed for a while on the phone, and then my team and I got to work. When we were done, we had created 2 new poster sets — one for each age group.

Elementary Poster SetThe Elementary Nutrition Poster Set has 7 posters that communicate key health messages in ways that are both memorable and appealing to kids. The set includes the following posters (and the handouts that accompany them)…

These posters highlight health lessons like eating more vegetables and trying new and healthful foods. They are specially designed with kids in mind, communicating their messages creatively and effectively.

High School Poster SetThe High School Nutrition 8 Poster Set appeals to older kids. It features 8 different posters that outline and support the most important health lessons for kids in high school. The set includes the following posters and their handouts…

The foodservice director was thrilled with the combinations, which is why we decided to set up these nutrition poster sets in the store. Now you can get them too! Check out the High School Nutrition 8 Poster Set and the Elementary Nutrition Poster Set today! And remember, there’s always more in the store!

By Judy Doherty, PC II and Founder of Food and Health Communications, Inc.

Are you looking for resources to help students? Then check out this free Nutrition Infographic for Kids! It’s packed with great ideas and fun pictures, perfect for any kid who needs to learn the basics of nutrition.

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Top Nutrition Education Posters

Nothing brightens up a space better than a poster, and the posters at the Nutrition Education Store are the best in the business. With colorful pictures and creative text, these posters make it easy to educate your clients in a way that they’ll actually remember.

In fact, one of our customers outlined the benefits of nutrition education posters far better than we could. Doug Barg of Kitchen Cred wrote “We’ve hung [your posters] all over to help transform what was a fairly dingy basement into a warm and educational environment. The posters have been a great resource pedagogically both as primary teaching tools and as ongoing reinforcement.  And even when we’re not paying attention to the specific content, they are visually pleasing. Thanks!”

Now, which poster is best for your audience?

If you’re teaching a workshop on healthful cooking, food art or recipe posters may be the most helpful, and if you’re doing a seminar on diabetes, a diabetes poster would probably be your best bet, but if you’re just looking to brighten up a space or teach some key health lessons, then you have a lot of options. Check out this list of the top 5 posters that we sell in the store. These 5 posters are the most popular and well-reviewed posters we have.

The question is, which will you get?

Poster #5: MyPlate for Kids

This poster takes the lessons of MyPlate and makes them even easier to understand and remember. With it, you can show kids how they can fill their plates with healthful choices from each food group. This poster is full of phrases and images that will appeal especially to kids. Plus, the illustrations show only healthful foods from each group, coming together to make each plate a winner. It’s also chock-full of tips to help kids get the proper amounts of MyPlate food choices each day. Use this USDA MyPlate poster in your classroom, on a bulletin board, or at wellness fairs.

Debbi Kennedy author of Ditch the Drive-Thru raves, “Just got my posters and they are fantastic!! Can’t wait to hang them up at my classes! So eye catching and very easy to understand… LOVE them! I will definitely be ordering more at the end of the month. Thanx so much!”

Order your copy of the MyPlate for Kids poster today!

Poster #4: Exam Room MyPlate Poster

The lessons of MyPlate aren’t just for kids. In this condensed and simple poster, the keys to healthful eating are clearly outlined, then supported with creative art. Instead of text and drawings, the portions and proportions advocated by MyPlate are represented primarily through photographs. This makes eyeballing balanced portions a snap!

The USDA’s MyPlate is prominently featured on the poster, offering new ways to put a meal together without a complex formula.

This nutrition poster is useful not only because it supports the key message of balancing food groups, but also because it only features heart-healthy, nutrient-rich foods in each category. When creating this poster, we didn’t have to add processed foods and could rely on the latest science-based information, because Food and Health Communications is not supported by big industry advertising.

Get the Exam Room MyPlate Poster now!

Poster #3: 12 Nutrition Posters Value Set

Ha ha, you caught us — this one isn’t a single poster. Nevertheless, this value set outsells all but 2 posters in the store, so we think it has a well-deserved spot on this list.

The 12 posters featured in this set include:

This poster set is so useful that it has already been featured in a previous post on this blog: The Perfect Curriculum for Nutrition Education. Check out that post to discover why each poster was chosen for the set and see what health messages each option communicates.

Own the 12 Nutrition Posters Value Set yourself!

Poster #2: MyPlate Poster

What’s that? MyPlate again? Well, this classic poster is one of the most popular we’ve ever made. It’s perfect for a wide range of occasions, and its attractive design communicates the most important health messages clearly and effectively.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out this rave review from Karen Newton, Program Manager at West Virginia University Cooperative Extension “Thanks! Your MyPlate poster just arrived and it looks great! It is already posted on the hallway for all to see.”

Marla Hill, RD, CD, adds her praise as well, explaining, “many of the posters from Nutrition Education Store are colorful, interesting to the eye, and fun to look at. They are a real draw to a booth, especially in this instance where English skills may be limited for some. Thank you for providing such cost effective and well done posters.”

Purchase a MyPlate Poster today!

Poster #1: Fall in Love with Salad

Here it is — the top selling poster in the Nutrition Education Store. Who would have guessed that salad would be at the front of the line? Well, it turns out that salad, though a healthful nutrition powerhouse, is sometimes a hard sell. Make it easier with this health poster!

Why should people eat salad? Well, eating salad is a great way to get enough veggies, an even better way to consume fewer calories, and a downright amazing way to get more nutrients and fiber! This poster lists 6 salad lover tips, 3 reasons to love salads, and a guide to spicing up your salad.

Of course, if you’d like to offer a more comprehensive look at healthful salads that are both simple and tasty, check out the book Salad Secrets. It comes with multiple photos per recipe, a PowerPoint show about the benefits of salad, and a bonus salad eBook.

Pick up a Fall in Love with Salad poster right now!

So that’s it. The top 5 posters in the Nutrition Education Store. Were you surprised by the results? Which posters will you choose?

Freedom from Chronic Disease

Bonus Alert: This post contains a free handout!

What do healthful eating and the Statue of Liberty have in common? You may be surprised by the answer.

When I went to see the Statue of Liberty, I was struck by her beauty. To my surprise, her natural green patina reminded me of kale. Kale is beautiful too, but I certainly didn’t expect it to pop into my head when I was looking at the Statue of Liberty.

But the more I looked, the more the statue reminded me of the colors and textures of fruits and vegetables.

I pictured the statue dressed in kale, holding a fiery fruit and veggie torch. In that moment, I knew I had to use that imagery in a poster. Both the statue and the vegetables represent freedom to me. In the statue’s case, it is the freedom from tyranny, and, in the food’s case, the fresh fruits and vegetables offer freedom from chronic disease.

Fruit, Vegetables, and Freedom from Chronic Disease

According to MyPlate, the USDA’s guide to healthful and balanced eating, “Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers. Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.”

As always, a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is best, in order to take advantage of their amazing health benefits. Blueberries, for example, are loaded with anthocyanins, which have been shown to slow and even reverse age-related declines in brain function, as well as cognitive and motor performance. Other compounds in blueberries may delay the effects of vascular dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Dark leafy greens, on the other hand, contain different compounds with other health benefits. They offer excellent supplies of vitamins A, C, and K, for example, and it is these vitamins that protect your bones, decrease inflammation, support cell growth and development, protect vision, support your circulatory system, and improve immune function. The Agricultural Research Service asserts that “Because of their high content of antioxidants, green leafy vegetables may be one of the best cancer-preventing foods. Studies have shown that eating 2 to 3 servings of green leafy vegetables per week may lower the risk of stomach, breast and skin cancer.”

With their disease-fighting compounds and health-boosting effects, fresh fruits and vegetables may offer the very thing that so many people truly want: freedom from chronic disease.

Making the Poster

After I had the idea to make a fruit and vegetable Statue of Liberty, I raced to my artist to see what he could put together. His creative take on the fresh foods that offer freedom from chronic disease completely wowed me, and I immediately put our research team to work. They crafted a fantastic handout that outlines just how vital fruits and vegetables are in the fight against chronic disease. Want to see it for yourself? The handout will be a free accompaniment to the poster.

After that, all I had to do was put the poster in the store.

Once it was up, I was blown away by the customer response! Since so many people asked how I had thought up the idea to combine two ways of looking at freedom, I decided to write this post. I hope you enjoyed it. If you’re looking for more about the Statue of Liberty, check out the amazing torch webcams or read through the fascinating story of the Statue of Liberty’s past.

By Judy Doherty, PC II and Founder of Food and Health Communications

Get your own copy of the Freedom from Chronic Disease poster today! And check out the latest and greatest additions to the Nutrition Education Store…

Freedom from Chronic Disease Poster

Healthful Fast Food Choices Brochure

Healthier Choices 1-2-3 Poster

Looking for that free handout? Look no further! Here’s your guide to the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, which offer freedom from chronic disease. Download your copy today!

Freedom Handout

The Perfect Curriculum for Nutrition Education

Give your Nutrition Month curriculum a boost with a guide to nutrition posters and health education taken from our new 12 Nutrition Posters Value Set. Simply follow this curriculum, in this order, for a complete nutrition education poster program — no late nights or program design required.

Vitamins and Minerals Chart

Start with the ridiculously informative Vitamins and Minerals poster (pictured above). This nutrition poster offers an amazing way for your clients to gain insight into which foods are rich in vitamins and minerals. The poster’s intuitive design makes it easy to see which foods are full of nutrients, while the colorful layout and bright photography ensure that your clients will want to take a closer look.

MyPlate is a fantastic guide to balanced eating!

Once everyone has reviewed the Vitamins and Minerals poster, move on to this MyPlate poster. MyPlate is a guide to healthful and balanced eating. One of the best ways to communicate the messages of MyPlate is through visual aids like this poster. Have your audience take a good look at this plate. How can they model their own meals after MyPlate? For inspiration, have them check out the bottom of the poster, which includes an illustrated list of healthful options from each food group.

Just the Facts, Ma'am, Just the Facts

The next feature of the Nutrition Month poster curriculum is this guide to reading Nutrition Facts labels in 3 easy steps. The Nutrition Facts poster offers simple strategies for deciphering the messages on the sides of food packages. The Nutrition Facts label can be tricky, but once people know how to find the right information, it can be a crucial tool that they can use in their journey to healthful eating.

Don't make these mistakes!

Of course, deciphering the Nutrition Facts panel is not always easy. That’s why you need the 5 Mistakes of Label Reading poster as well. Help your participants sidestep these shortfalls before they make the same mistakes! The 5 Mistakes of Label Reading poster covers the following errors: ignoring the Nutrition Facts label, eating a full container instead of a single serving size, choosing foods that are too high in sodium, mistaking the terms “sugar-free” or “fat-free” for “calorie-free,” and believing advertisers’ claims instead of looking at the actual nutrition information on the box.

ARE you drinking candy?

Now that you’ve established the “big picture” of eating right, it’s time to start looking at the details. We’re talking about the little things that can either make or break a new approach to healthful eating. Let’s start with sugar. While it’s easier to cut down on sugar by eating fewer cookies and other sweets, many people don’t realize how much sugar they are actually drinking. Use the Are You Drinking Candy? poster to help your clients discover and remember the sugar content of seemingly innocuous drinks. Which are healthful? Which are not?

Fat awareness poster

Once your clients have built up their sugar awareness, it’s time to do the same for fat. The How Much Fat Is In That? poster offers a wonderful way to help people learn about fat content through engaging visuals. Your audience may be surprised to learn that while a large double burger has 50 grams of fat, a chicken ranch salad has almost the same amount, weighing in with a whopping 48 grams of fat. Help people build their fat awareness by putting up this fantastic poster.

Sodium education poster

Let’s take a moment to talk about salt. Lots of Americans eat way more salt than the should. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, most people should “Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and further reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who are 51 and older and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.” But how can your clients avoid the sneaky sodium bombs that are so common in canned, frozen, and restaurant food? Why, with the tools that this poster offers, of course. The Low Sodium Choices poster highlights low-sodium foods from each MyPlate food group, ensuring that your audience will be able to list at least a few options that are good for them and low in salt. It’s a win-win!

With portion sizes skyrocketing, this Portion Control poster is the perfect resource to help put these changes in perspective. With strategies for managing large portions, a guide to eyeballing the proper serving sizes, and an order size calorie chart, this poster imparts the keys of portion control in an engaging and informative way, which makes it the perfect next step in a nutrition education curriculum.

It's fun to make the DASH!

When it comes to healthful diets, the DASH diet can’t be beat. After all, it just topped the list in the ranking of popular diet plans by the U.S. News and World Report. You see, in 2014, for the 4th year in a row, the DASH diet earned the title of “best overall diet.” So teach your clients how to incorporate its principles into their own eating plans with this handy DASH Diet poster. It features healthful foods that are key parts of the DASH diet, and it also lists the recommended servings from various food groups for a look at a typical day on the DASH diet plan.

Who wants a high five?

Of course, no approach to healthful eating would be complete without a discussion of fiber. That’s where the High 5 for Fiber poster comes in. It’s creative, bright, and filled with fiber-rich foods. What better way to increase the appeal of fiber than with beautiful pictures of tasty foods that are rich in fiber and good for your health?

You can do it!

Grains are some of the best sources of fiber out there, but too many people choose low-fiber refined grains over fiber-rich whole grains. Put a stop to that mentality with the adorable Go for the Whole Grains poster, which highlights the health benefits of each element of whole grains while listing easy-to-find and delicious whole grain foods.

Make physical activity a part of your day

The last poster in the nutrition education poster curriculum covers physical activity. Physical activity and good health often go hand in hand, and the Be Active Every Day poster serves as the perfect reminder that exercise is a key part of a healthful lifestyle. When combined with a healthful and nutritious diet, regular physical activity has even more amazing health payoffs. End your series on a high note with this colorful, creative, and engaging poster.

What are you waiting for? Save yourself hours of work and use this easy curriculum. You can get a set of these posters now, or order your favorites a la carte!

Buy the Set: Get the 12 Nutrition Posters Value Set and save $140 (versus buying each poster separately). Did we mention the set includes free standard shipping?

12 Nutrition Posters Value Set

Or pick up a few items a la carte:

3 Nutrition Month Activity Ideas and a Free Infographic

Nutrition Month is coming right up — are you ready to address this year’s theme? According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the New Nutrition Month PosterNutrition Month theme for 2014 is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” This theme offers a great way to introduce people to healthful — and delicious — new foods. To make this task easier for you, we’ve created a colorful new poster that addresses the theme of Nutrition Month 2014.

This nutrition poster is a great resource for Nutrition Month and helps its viewers realize the wide range of flavors and textures that abound in healthful food. With great photography and creative descriptions, this health poster is a wonderful way to brighten up any office or classroom.

Want to take it a step further? Try some of these great activity ideas to go with your new poster. Whether you’re looking for class discussions or games, we’ve got a little something for everyone…

Activity #1: Wheel of Flavor

Start by punching a hole in the middle of two index cards. Place a paper arrow over each hole and affix it to the card with a brad. Give the arrows a flick to make sure that they spin smoothly. Tape one index card over the photo of the vegetables in the center of the large wheel, and tape the second card in the center of the smaller “Dairy” wheel. Now you have transformed your poster into a set of game wheels.

Before your session, set up the poster in an easily visible area of the room.

Once your audience has arrived, divide the participants into 2 groups. The groups can then take turns sending members up to pick a wheel and spin it. The volunteer must then name a healthful food in that food group that could be described by the adjective the arrow landed on. For example, if the arrow lands on the word “tart” in the dairy category, the volunteer could answer “plain nonfat yogurt.” Once a food is correctly named, the volunteer earns a point for his/her group, and the other group gets a chance to send up a representative.

If a person guesses a food that is not part of the food group, does not posses the flavor chosen, or which is not healthful, the opposing group gets a chance to guess a food that fits better, thus picking up the point. At the end of the game, tally up the points and declare a winner.

Activity #2: Flavor and Texture, Together at Last

Slice up a few apples and distribute pieces to your participants. Brainstorm words that describe the flavor and texture of the apples. Are they sweet? Crispy? Crunchy? See how many different words your group can come up with.

For a fun variation, slice up a few different types of apples. Have participants compare the flavors and textures. How are they the same? How are they different?

Activity #3: Condiments and Flavor Boosts

Lay out a buffet of a few plain foods like baked potatoes, grilled chicken breasts (no skin), and/or brown rice. Arrange a second buffet nearby, this one full of flavorful toppings like salsas and fresh herbs.

Have participants taste the plain foods first, describing the textures and flavors. Then let them loose on the toppings bar. How do the flavors and textures change? How can healthful condiments make foods more palatable?

As far as toppings go, consider including any of the following: fresh or jarred salsas, roasted vegetable purees, fresh herbs, dried herbs, different kinds of pepper (white, cayenne, black), hot sauce, lemon slices, etc.

Free Infographic

If you’d like to help your clients enjoy the taste of eating right today, then download this great flavor wheel infographic. It’s perfect for email blasts, tweets, handouts, and more!

Who doesn't love a good infographic?

Is there anything else you need for Nutrition Month? Some of the most popular Nutrition Month materials include…

Nutrition Poster

Nutrition Poster

Cooking Demonstration Display Kit

Cooking Demonstration Display Kit

What's in Your Food? Poster Set

What’s in Your Food? Poster Set

Nutrition Bootcamp Presentation

Nutrition Bootcamp Presentation

Helping Schools Meet Their Budget

 

 

 

Amy Lazev of WJCC Public Schools needed to add color to her schools but had to work with a tight budget.  So she gave us a call earlier this week and we helped the school along with a short-time sale on the Exam Room MyPlate 12×18 Poster.  She loved the poster and we met her budget because we love schools and kids!

Exam Room MyPlate Poster 12×18

 

A few weeks ago we also received a request from a hospital in Virginia for sodium brochures and displays that we did not carry in stock.  We immediately put our A Team to work on designing the products and our customer was thrilled to see how comprehensive our materials were and how quickly they were available.  And now they are available at nutritioneducationstore.com for you!

 

Low Sodium Success Brochure - Packets of 25

Low Sodium Success Brochure – Packets of 25

Salt Display Kit

Salt Display Kit

 

Are you in need of nutrition education materials and working with a tight budget?  Do you need materials that you don’t see in our store?  Just give us a call and we will do all we can to get you our newest and best-selling materials to meet your specific needs.  We love to help!

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