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Let’s Shout it from the Rooftops… Save Your Budget with Bulk Pricing on Nutrition Education Resources

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The Results Are In… Hottest Patient Education Resources of 2014

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The Results Are In…

And We’ve Got the Best Patient Education Resources of 2014

Click here to see the top 10 patient education resources in nutrition education from 2014. As chosen by you all, the customers… these results are based on which resources were most used by you in 2014!

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Happy New Year from NCES ~ Your Partner in Health and Nutrition Education

Good Morning and Happy 2015 from all of your friends at NCES! We’ve had an exciting year in 2014 and are looking forward to everything that 2015 has to offer! For almost 30 years, NCES has been proud to be a comprehensive provider of health and nutrition education products! As we look forward to 2015, we’re excited to continue our tradition and provide you with the best in patient education materials, teaching aids and professional resources!

Always remember that NCES is your partner in health and nutrition education. If you ever have trouble finding what you’re looking for or need help creating a new resource, reach out to us anytime at info@ncescatalog.com!

Cheers to a Happy & Healthy 2015! Happy New Year!

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FNCE Recap: A Dietitians Rundown on the Best of FNCE 2014

I just returned from the 2014 annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta and I don’t know about you but I am energized!  Most people return home from this conference exhausted, but I tend to return home each year energized.  I love all the great people I met, the knowledge gained from the sessions I attended and all the new and fascinating products in the Expo hall.

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One of my favorite sessions this year was on branding, titled “Creating Fame: The Power of Branding to Elevate Your Career” presented by Yvette Quantz and Thomas Karam and moderated by Sarah Koszyk. This session was well presented and provided many take away points that I will be incorporating into my professional toolkit. The presentation focused on how to brand yourself as a dietitian, no matter the focus of your practice. The also demonstrated how two simple things, “vocal tone” and your “default look”, can determine whether someone will like/trust you within the first 10 seconds of meeting you.  This was excellent information to be reminded of since we, as dietitians, deal with patients, clients, vendors and many other groups of people on a daily basis. The session served as a great reminder of the importance of focusing on making a positive first impression.  Because we interact with so many new people on a daily basis, the first impression is key to our success. If we fail to impress, it lessens the impact of the rest of our message.

Another favorite for me this year was the expo hall. Come one, who doesn’t like a place where great food vendors and sponsors showcase their products.  This year, I especially enjoyed learning about the new natural food products on the market, and the trend of decreasing processed ingredients and additives that are currently in so many of our foods. This is a trend that dietitians have been focusing on for quite some time. It’s great to see it becoming a more mainstream trend.  While I believe there is room in a person’s diet for most foods, I also believe it is important to get back to the basics.  Because of this, it was nice see so many companies working with dietitians to produce a healthier product for consumers to choose.

For those who were able to attend the 2014 FNCE conference, I would love to hear about your favorite session(s), as well as your favorite part of the expo.  For those of you who were unable to go this year, I look forward to connecting next year in Nashville.  Finally, for those who are questioning whether it is worth it to attend FNCE in the future, I would definitely recommend it. Although it is a long weekend, I think you will be surprised at how you leave feeling more energized and excited about the future of our profession.

Talk to you soon!

Carrie

Carrie Mark NCES

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mark, MA, RD, LD

Chief Acquisitions Director

NCES, Inc.

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Turning Your Nutrition Product IDEA in to a Sellable Product

Have you created a product or written a book that you’re ready to take on to the next step? Being around so many dietitians all the time, we know that many of you have great talent, are very creative and have the drive to create a product aimed at helping people live healthier lives!

At NCES, one of our proudest reputations is that of helping dietitians create the products that they dream of creating. NCES was actually started as a way to distribute a book that had been written by a dietitian who needed an outlet for distributing her book. We have continued that tradition throughout the years as we create and select new products to bring to you at NCEScatalog.com. Roughly 35% of our current vendors are other dietitians that we are proud to work with and support.

Our production team will help no matter where you’re at in the creation process. With our team of dietitians, writers and graphic designers, we’ll help you take your idea from concept to creation. We also provide access to our extensive network of printers, illustrators, packaging specialists and much more.

Lastly, we help you with distribution through NCEScatalog.com and related media outlets. Currently, our combined social media reach is approximately 36,000 nutrition professionals.

Unlike many in this industry, whose success is based solely on selling their own products, NCES is proud to support other dietitians. From carrying products created by other dietitians, like “Super 15” and “Lipo Visuals” to helping dietitians make their dreams a reality, like we were fortunate to be able to do with “Lainy’s Polite Bite”, we love having the opportunity to work with dietitians from across the country and across different specialties.

If you have an idea you’d like to work with us on, please email Carrie Mark or give her a call today at 877.623.7266. Carrie will work with you to get started on your project right away.

I think I’ve said enough about this for one day! But, before you go, listen to what Emma Fogt has to say about it all! Emma wrote the children’s book “Lainy’s Polite Bite” and worked with NCES to turn her story in to a bookshelf worthy book that is now selling at NCEScatalog.com.

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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.