Quality Resources Make Healthy Eating Instruction Easier

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Quality Resources Make Healthy Eating Instruction Easier

22, February 2013 1:00 PM


Teaching nutrition is easier with quality toolsMost visitors to HealthyEating.org are educators, health providers and/or parents. The new Health and Wellness Providers section offers resources for all these groups to achieve good health. Whether we work in the classroom, health care clinic or at home, high-quality resources from HealthyEating.org can keep us focused as health educators. 

"Good teaching is 1/4 preparation and 3/4 theatre." Gail Godwin

It takes teachers and health educators a lot of time to create an interactive environment to support learning. Having tools that are ready-to –go and share takes the prep time out of health education. Health and wellness providers can focus more on the message than the preparation with our newly redesigned eight-page booklets that are written near a sixth grade reading level. The booklets, like Activity & Eating: Smalls Steps to a Healthier You and Calcium Connection: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Bones can be accompanied by narrated PowerPoint presentations tailored for PTA workshops and workplace wellness programs

We save you the time of creating handouts with high-quality, free, printable tip sheets on topics from the importance of breakfast and how to pack a lunchbox to dietary strategies to control high blood pressure and nutrition concerns for older adults. These colorful tip sheets are available in English and Spanish and work for school open house events to health presentations.

“Learning is a kind of natural food for the mind.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nutrition is a constantly evolving field and it’s important to stay abreast of the most recent advances. Our online professional development section offers Continuing Education courses, webinars and newsletters that Health Professionals can view when you have time to delve deeper into current research. This is a terrific way to earn credits you need for accreditation. Providers who offer counseling and University professors, be sure to visit the patient counseling module  which aligns with CADE standards. 

Educators and parents, actually all adults, can improve their wellness quotient through nutrition education "lunch and learns" on how to make healthy food and beverage choices. Browse these resources to learn how you can contribute to or start your own workplace wellness program.

“Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere.” Chinese Proverb

With the wealth of nutrition information available, the fundamentals- like choosing foods from all the food groups- can often be overshadowed. Teachers, parents and patients can focus on the big picture with nutrition articles on MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines written by our Registered Dietitians. They've also created white papers on nutrition trends and hot topics.

Rest easy that you can find resources on HealthyEating.org for you and those who you work with to make balanced nutrition a reality. That gives you the time to focus on the best method to teach and time to further your learning. Explore the Health and Wellness section of our new site and let us know what you think on Facebook. 

Thank you for being our partner in sharing the importance of healthy eating and good nutrition.

Trina Robertson, Registered Dietitian 

 

 

 




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