How to Choose the Best Foods for You?

In the Primarily Professional section of the NCES catalog, we focus on many topics and trends that dietitians face on a daily basis. One of those topics is how to choose the right foods for each person’s situation. The two books highlighted below are a couple that we’ve added over the last year that we think are great for dietitians and consumers alike. If neither of these fit your needs, take a minute to browse the Primarily Professional books and resources at NCEScatalog.com.

5301 The Best Things you can EatThe Best Things You Can EatIf you have always wondered what’s better, farm-raised or wild salmon, or which foods you can count on when you have an upset stomach, this book has the answers, even a few surprises. Registered Dietitian and bestselling author David Grotto draws on the latest nutritional and scientific research to assemble the most authoritative compilation of food rankings ever produced. Here are some of the useful lists you will find. 8 best foods for lowering cholesterol – Top 6 foods to control your blood pressure – 7 best foods for stopping bad breath – 5 best foods to slow down aging – Top 5 foods for numbing aches and pains – Top 5 foods to battle cold and flu – Top 8 cancer-fighting foods



5226Flavorful Fortified Food Recipes to Enrich LifeMany individuals need high calorie and high protein foods due to low body weight, diminished appetites, inability to eat adequate amounts of food, and drink enough fluids. Changes in taste and smell due to illness, side effects of medications or the aging process exacerbate the problems, resulting in decreased intake and subsequent weight loss. By providing comfort foods, care givers in the home or healthcare communities are able to create meals that satisfy even the most demanding palate, resulting in improved intake and cost savings. 


The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Choosing Nutrition Education Resources

We’ve all been there! You’ve got a presentation coming up or a test to prepare for and you have no idea where to begin looking for the right resources. Then, when you find them, can you be sure they’re reputable? Is the resource designed to address the problem that you’re facing? There are so many questions that pop up when it’s time to find new nutrition education resources. Just to make things a little easier, our product selection pros here at NCES have put together a few tips for selecting the best videos, handouts, posters and teaching aids.

  1. The first thing you want to be sure to check is the edition of the resource you’re considering. Is it the most recent edition? One simple way to do this is to Google the next edition to see if anything comes up. For example, if you’re looking at the Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 7th edition on the NCES website. Google Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 8th edition. When no matching products are found, you’ll know you have the right one. Plus, all NCES products are constantly updated with the latest edition. So, you can rest easy knowing that the resources you find in the NCES catalog and at www.NCEScatalog.com are up-to-date.
  2. Second, you’ll want to consider if the resource relates to the subject you’re interested in. If you’re presenting to an audience who are expecting to come learn about how to chase away they’re unhealthy snack cravings, you don’t want a presentation on the benefits of reading food labels. Although this topic could certainly be a part of your snacking presentation, you don’t want the entire thing to focus around food labels. Instead a presentation like “When Snack Attacks Strike”, which focuses completely on the topic at hand, would be a great fit for you.
  3. Our third tip for choosing a nutrition education resource that fits your needs perfectly is to check the reading level of the piece. Many highly researched, educational and useful handouts are written at a reading level that is too high for many to read AND understand. Did you know that the average American reads proficiently at a 7th or 8th grade level? So, be sure to choose materials that can be read and understood by all who will be using them. We recommend choosing anything at a 6th grade reading level or below.

The great thing about a comprehensive resource catalog (and website) like NCES is that all of our products have been reviewed to make sure that they meet our standards of excellence. When you order from NCES, you can be sure that everything in your package has been reviewed by our on-staff dietitian for quality, accuracy and excellence. Plus, if you ever need any assistance finding just the right product, we’re here for you! Simply send an email to info@ncescatalog.com, give us a call at 877.623.7266 or fill out the Contact Form on our website. We love helping you find the resource that is perfect for you! If you’re ready to start browsing now, be sure to check out our Primarily Professional section for a comprehensive selection of books, teaching aids, CEU’s and much more. NCES Primarily Professional


Celebrate MyPlate B-Day with Us – Plus a Bonus Coupon Code

MyPlate BirthdayWell, another birthday has come and gone! For MyPlate that is! It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since the USDA rocked our world by introducing the new MyPlate icon along with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At that very moment, we scrapped everything we knew in the MyPyramid; everything that was familiar. Here at NCES, we threw out any products that depicted the ‘dated’ MyPyramid image and began recreating our awesome educational handouts to include the all-new MyPlate. Since then, we’ve added many new products to the line, including the NCES MyPlate Food Model Kit, NCES Right-Sized plates for portion control and much more.

So, even though MyPlate’s actual birthday has come and gone (June 2nd), we’re going to continue celebrating all week! How can you join the celebration? It’s simple! Head on over to Facebook and be sure to like NCES and MyPlate. As many of you know, NCES was among the first to release a brand new line of MyPlate products. You can always count on us to provide you with the most up-to-date information. Our Facebook page is the best way to stay on top of everything health and nutrition! Plus, just because we really want you to join us on Facebook, there’s an exciting savings code waiting for you on our Facebook page! So, be sure to like the page while you’re there so you’re always the first to receive our money-saving offers!

As with everything, the nutrition industry is constantly changing. With our highly skilled staff, including our favorite on-staff dietitian Carrie, we make sure to stay on top of nutrition trends and work to provide you with the most up-to-date, trusted information and resources. Be sure to join us Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to be the first to know of breaking nutrition news!


Take the Work out of Selecting Nutrition Products

How do you provide your clients with the best resources possible? You could take the time to review thousands upon thousands of products in order to select the best ones that will help your clients live the healthy lifestyle that you’re teaching them about. Or, you can let us do it for you! As an NCES blog reader, HealthLinks newsletter subscriber or HealthBeat blog reader, you already know that NCES does all the work by selecting the best professional products for you. Now, we’ve created an all new website, www.NCESmarketplace, especially for the everyday consumer.

Filled with portion control tools, exercise equipment, nutrition for kids and even gifts for the ‘healthy giver’, NCES Marketplace is a great place to send your clients family and friends. Need a little more incentive? We’ve got a coupon to get you on over to visit our site! Use code ‘Health30’ to take 30% off your first order. Plus, share the coupon with your clients so they can take 30% off their first orders as well.

Learn more in this video! Or, just head on over to the site to start browsing now!