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Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating

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The Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit is designed to help health educators, dietitians, physicians, other health care and nutrition professionals, social workers, youth counselors, and program directors teach consumers about the Nutrition Facts label and how to use the information it provides to make healthier food choices. The Toolkit offers a wide range of resources, including realistic tips on how to shop for and prepare food as well as order food when eating out to build a healthy diet.

The Toolkit includes:

Sample social media posts with nutrition education messages and graphics

Share the social media messages and graphics below to encourage your audience to make healthier choices at home and while dining out.

Sample Tweets

 
An elderly couple eating out at a restaurant

DYK Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home? Use these tips from @FDAFood to make healthier food and beverage choices while dining out. www.fda.gov/media/131159/download

 
An illustration of a woman shopping for groceries

Healthy cooking and eating starts at the grocery store. Make healthy food purchases by reading the Nutrition Facts label. Here’s what to look for: www.fda.gov/media/131160/download.

 

 
An illustration of a woman cooking

Even small shifts to healthier food options can add up to healthy lifelong changes. Learn how: www.fda.gov/media/131191/download.

 
An elderly couple eating out at a restaurant

Commit to healthier choices at home and while dining out. Here are some tips from @FDAFood to help! www.fda.gov/media/131159/download.

 
Nutrition Facts Label

Is grocery shopping on your to-do list? Bring @FDAFood’s Tip Card with you to help you make healthy choices www.fda.gov/media/131162/download.

Sample Facebook Posts

 
An elderly couple eating out at a restaurant

Looking up nutrition information BEFORE you dine out can help you make healthier choices away from home. Check restaurant websites, phone apps, and menus. Once you have the nutrition information, choose items lower in calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, and added sugars. www.fda.gov/media/131159/download.

 
An elderly couple eating out at a restaurant

Did you know Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home? Use these 3 tips to help you make healthier choices while dining out: www.fda.gov/media/131159/download.

 

 

 
An illustration of a woman and child cooking

Commit to healthier choices at home and while dining out. These easy tips from FDA’s Nutrition Toolkit can get you started: www.fda.gov/media/131159/download and www.fda.gov/media/131160/download.

 
An illustration of a man grocery shopping

Take time to choose healthy options, whether you are food shopping, cooking or eating out. Even small shifts to healthier options can add up to healthy lifelong changes. www.fda.gov/media/131160/download.

 

An illustration of a woman shopping for groceries

Shop smart! Read the Nutrition Facts label when food shopping to make healthier choices for you and your family. www.fda.gov/media/131160/download.

Looking for more? Share one of our social media messages at @FDAFood on Twitter, U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Facebook and Pinterest.

FDA has additional Nutrition Education Resources and Materials for a variety of audiences, which can be used along with the Toolkit for planning and conducting nutrition education programs and individual instruction.