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How To: Create the Perfect Nutrition Education Kit

NCES Primarily ProfessionalOur staff here at NCES are always working hard to bring together the most comprehensive catalog of nutrition education teaching tools in the industry. As part of our mission to save you time and money we have created themed nutrition education kits that include everything you would need to get started as a nutrition educator. These kits include topics like children’s nutrition, diabetes, and even basic nutrition. But, we also understand that there are times when you need to create your own kit based on the needs of your colleagues or clients. So, what goes in to creating an all-inclusive, impactful nutrition education kit?

  • Resource Books – When you’re considering venturing out in to a new presentation topic, it’s important to have a complete understanding of the topic at hand. In all of our nutrition education kits, we offer at least one professional resource book that can be used to learn more about a new concept or just to reference when necessary if you need to freshen up on a topic.
  • Visuals – Each kit needs to contain a visual that demonstrates your lesson. Posters offer an easy way to demonstrate to a group the message that you’re going to be teaching. Hands-on visuals like Glucose Wands or Test Tubes are also great for demonstrating your message. As you know from past experiences sitting through presentations, words can get lost. However, if you help your audience to visualize the message, they can more easily understand and remember.
  • Take Home Piece – As humans, we are constantly being overwhelmed with more information. Sometimes, it’s just too much to retain. However, if you include a take-home piece that your client can use at home, they will be more likely to remember your message because it can be displayed at home or work to reinforce your message. This can easily be done with a handout. Many of our NCES posters have matching handouts that accompany them. Or, you could also send home something useful like the NCES Right-Size Portion Plate for a take-home piece that your audience can actually use.
  • Follow-Up – Create a way to follow-up with your audience after your presentation. While you’ve got them listening and interested in your message, get their email address so you can follow-up with them with updated notes, further discussion or even just to check in on progress. You can follow-up with each one individually. Or, the NCES Health Beat newsletters offer 24 pre-designed newsletters chalked full of great nutrition information that you can use to continue to bring your message to your audience even after they’ve left your presentation.

A good nutrition education kit is one that is all-inclusive with everything a professional nutrition educator needs to do their job effectively. There may be some kits that require more than these essential elements. However, this is the basic guide we use when we begin creating a new kit. One thing that sets NCES apart is our on-staff dietitian that is always willing to help you choose the products that will fit your needs. Contact Us anytime for help creating the perfect nutrition education kit.

Our staff here at NCES are always working hard to bring together the most comprehensive catalog of nutrition education teaching tools in the industry. As part of our mission to save you time and money we have created themed nutrition education kits that include everything you would need to get started as a nutrition educator. These kits include topics like children’s nutrition, diabetes, and even basic nutrition. But, we also understand that there are times when you need to create your own kit based on the needs of your colleagues or clients. So, what goes in to creating an all-inclusive, impactful nutrition education kit?

  • Resource Books – When you’re considering venturing out in to a new presentation topic, it’s important to have a complete understanding of the topic at hand. In all of our nutrition education kits, we offer at least one professional resource book that can be used to learn more about a new concept or just to reference when necessary if you need to freshen up on a topic.
  • Visuals – Each kit needs to contain a visual that demonstrates your lesson. Posters offer an easy way to demonstrate to a group the message that you’re going to be teaching. Hands-on visuals like Glucose Wands or Test Tubes are also great for demonstrating your message. As you know from past experiences sitting through presentations, words can get lost. However, if you help your audience to visualize the message, they can more easily understand and remember.
  • Take Home Piece – As humans, we are constantly being overwhelmed with more information. Sometimes, it’s just too much to retain. However, if you include a take-home piece that your client can use at home, they will be more likely to remember your message because it can be displayed at home or work to reinforce your message. This can easily be done with a handout. Many of our NCES posters have matching handouts that accompany them. Or, you could also send home something useful like the NCES Right-Size Portion Plate for a take-home piece that your audience can actually use.
  • Follow-Up – Create a way to follow-up with your audience after your presentation. While you’ve got them listening and interested in your message, get their email address so you can follow-up with them with updated notes, further discussion or even just to check in on progress. You can follow-up with each one individually. Or, the NCES Health Beat newsletters offer 24 pre-designed newsletters chalked full of great nutrition information that you can use to continue to bring your message to your audience even after they’ve left your presentation.

A good nutrition education kit is one that is all-inclusive with everything a professional nutrition educator needs to do their job effectively. There may be some kits that require more than these essential elements. However, this is the basic guide we use when we begin creating a new kit. One thing that sets NCES apart is our on-staff dietitian that is always willing to help you choose the products that will fit your needs. Contact Us anytime for help creating the perfect nutrition education kit.

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Top 20 Nutrition Quotes of All Time

We all need a little motivation! And, sometimes there’s nothing better than to lean on the quotes from others who have been down the road we’re traveling. Some are funny and some are serious. But, either way, they can help us reach our goals, impart wisdom, maintain focus or just simply entertain. When it comes to health, fitness and nutrition, it seems like we’re always looking for a simple fix. So, we picked our 20 favorite quotes that encourage a healthy lifestyle. If you’re a dietitian, share these with your clients. If you’re not, simply share them with your friends and family. Either way, we hope that you’ll put them to good use to encourage yourself and those around you to live a healthy, well-balanced life!

  1. “Just imagine, how much easier our lives would be if we were born with a ‘user guide or owner’s manual’ which could tell us what to eat and how to live healthy.” ~ Erika M. Szabo
  2. “My Body Wants to Crave Healthy. I Just Need to Give it the Opportunity.” ~ Pooja Mottl
  3. “We have far more control over our health and the condition of our bodies than we ever thought possible.” ~ Mike Rabe
  4. “What if there were health food stores on every corner in the hood, instead of liquor stores!?” ~ SupaNova Slom
  5. “Food, like your money, should be working for you!” ~ Rita Deattrea Beckford M.D.
  6. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”  ~John F. Kennedy
  7. “Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy”  ~Author Unknown
  8. “Garbage in garbage out”  ~George Fuechsel
  9. “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  ~Josh Billings
  10. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”  ~Jim Rohn
  11. “Mainstream medicine would be way different if they focused on prevention even half as much as they focused on intervention…”  ~Anonymous
  12. “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”  ~William Londen
  13. “Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” ~Jack LaLanne
  14. “Eating right is a lifestyle. With anything in life we hit bumps in the road. Especially in the beginning it may be tough to keep up, but NEVER give up.” ~ Steady Strength
  15. “Your body doesn’t have the ability to turn garbage into a high quality product. All of your cells, muscles, skin, bones, etc. are built by the food that you supply. Choose wisely.” ~ Steady Strength
  16. “It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car” ~ Unknown
  17. “More die in the United States of too much food than too little” ~ Unknown
  18. “We’re the country that has more food to eat than any other country in the world, & with more diets to keep us from eating it” ~ Unknown
  19. “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” ~ La Rochefoucauld
  20. “Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks.”  ~Author Unknown