Toolkits & Webinars

Toolkits, Tip Sheets and Programs

All toolkits and tip sheets are developed by the Academy Foundation are designed by registered dietitian nutritionists and reviewed by the Academy’s Knowledge Center, ensuring the consumer-friendly content being presented is based on science-based information.

These resources are available at no charge courtesy of the Foundation’s Kids Eat Right and Future of Food Initiatives.

Please contact KidsEatRight@eatright.org with any questions about the toolkits and tipsheets.

How to Use the Toolkits

  • Select a toolkit and audience

    Depending on the toolkit topic you choose, there are a variety of child and/or adult audiences you might consider, such as for elementary, middle, or high schools, church youth groups, youth sports teams/organizations, libraries, grocery stores, colleges, nonprofit community groups, rotary clubs, church groups, corporations, PTA, health clinics, Head Start/Daycare and WIC.

  • Prepare for the presentation.

    Print the notes pages of the PowerPoint to carefully review and practice the presentation. Download the coordinating handout and plan to either print or share electronically. Review the suggested activities and select one that is doable considering your resources available as some may be more involved than others. If you select a food tasting activity, be sure to ask ahead of time if any participants have food allergies.

  • Present the toolkit presentation.

Kids Eat Right Toolkits

The Family Champions toolkit includes three 45-minute cooking workshops for parents. Each workshop weaves in several key messages of the Family Nutrition and Physical Activity survey developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and Iowa State University. The toolkit also contains a “10 No-Recipe Entrée” handout and five handouts for parents that focus on five key areas: Shop Smart, Cook Healthy, Eat Right, Rest Well and Play Hard.

The toolkit is also available in Spanish.

The Family Champions. One Change at a Time. toolkit was made possible by an educational grant from General Mills. Members of the Food and Culinary, and Nutrition Education for the Public Dietetic Practice Groups participated in the development of the toolkit.

The Family Meals. Anytime. Anyplace. toolkit consists of ready-made presentations, activities and handouts for two different audiences: parents and teens. The toolkit contains two PowerPoint presentations with leader notes, handouts and an optional activity.

Parents

Teens

The Family Meals toolkit was made available by an educational grant from the Alliance for Potato Research and Education. Members from the Food & Culinary Professionals and Dietitians in Business and Communications Dietetic Practice Groups, and the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group participated in the development of the toolkit.

The Kids Eat Right toolkit promoting healthy breakfasts is available to all Campaign Members! The Healthy Breakfast. Everywhere You Go Toolkit consists of ready-made presentations, activities and handouts for four different audiences.

Elementary Students

This presentation includes a 20-minute outline and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers the importance of eating healthy breakfasts at home and/or school. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Middle School Students

This presentation includes a 20-minute outline and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers the importance of eating healthy breakfasts at home and/or school. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

High School Students

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers the importance of eating healthy breakfasts at home and/or school. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

School/Community Stakeholders

Included are a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation promotes healthy breakfasts for all students—at home as well as school breakfast and breakfast in the classroom. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

 

The Healthy Breakfast. Everywhere You Go toolkit was made available by an educational grant from Academy Premier Sponsor, The Kellogg Company. Members from the Pediatric, Weight Management, School Nutrition Services and Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Groups participated in the development of the toolkit.

The Kids Eat Right Healthy Eating. From the Ground Up. toolkit contains presentations for three different audiences — parents, teens and elementary students. Each presentation consists of a ready-made PowerPoint presentation with leader notes, an activity and a handout.

Parents

Teens

Elementary School Students

The Kids Eat Right “Healthy Eating. From the Ground Up.” toolkit was created in partnership with the Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) DPG. The toolkit was made possible by an educational grant from Kelloggs.

This toolkit was developed with content experts from the School Nutrition Services DPG and is designed to educate school and community stakeholders about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity for academic success. The toolkit includes two presentations-one for adults and one for teens. The toolkit was made possible through an educational grant to the Academy Foundation from Diane Heller, MMSc, RDN, LD, past Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

Healthy Schools for Adults

Healthy Schools for Teens

Healthy Schools Enhanced 2-hour Teacher Workshop

Resources

This Kids Eat Right toolkit promoting healthy snacking is available to all Campaign Members! The “Healthy Snacking. In a Nutshell Toolkit” consists of ready-made presentations, activities and handouts for ten different audiences.

Adults (General)

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers the benefits of nuts, including pistachios and other healthy snacks for home and away from home. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Adults (Athletes)

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers snacks for optimally fueling performance, including nuts, such as pistachios. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Coaches

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation explains how nuts, such as pistachios, are excellent ways to keep your athletes full of energy and nutrients. Also discover how snacks can give you the competitive edge. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Elementary School Students

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. Also included in this toolkit is a class outline in a pdf file, in the event that PowerPoint is not an option at the Elementary School. The presentation covers smart snacking for kids and their families. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Parents

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers kid-friendly snacks, including nuts, such as pistachios. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

School-Parent Groups

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation promotes advocacy for healthy snack policies and healthy snacks for kids at parties, concessions, or after school. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Teachers and School Food Service Staff

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers healthy snacks for kids for parties, concessions, and after school, including nuts, such as pistachios. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Teen (Athletes)

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers snacks for fueling performance, including nuts, such as pistachios. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Teen (General)

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers healthy snacks that keep teens fit and energized, including nuts, such as pistachios. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

Worksites

This presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation with notes pages and an optional 10-minute activity. The presentation covers healthy snacks for employees, packing snacks to avoid mid-afternoon slump and the benefit of nuts, including pistachios. An optional handout to copy is included in the toolkit.

The Healthy Snacking Toolkit was made available by an educational grant from American Pistachio Growers. Members from the Food and Culinary Professionals, School Nutrition, and Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Groups participated in the development of the toolkit.

The Kids Eat Right Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do toolkit contains two presentations — one for adults (Hungry and Overweight: How is it Possible?) and one for teens (Rage against Rumbles: Student-led Actions to End Hunger in Our Community. Each presentation consists of a ready-made PowerPoint presentation with leader notes, an activity and a handout. All Kids Eat Right Campaign Members can access, download and use this new toolkit.

Adults

Teens

Read about the Hungry and Overweight Paradox (with infographic) or download the“Nourish to Flourish” infographic.

The Hunger in Our Community toolkit is part of the Future of Food partnership of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Feeding America and the National Dairy Council. The toolkit was created in partnership with Feeding America and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG. The toolkit was made possible by an educational grant from the National Dairy Council.

The MyPlate. How Do I Rate? toolkit contains six total presentations.

There are two presentations for Health Professionals (one for Health Professionals of 2-5 year olds and one for Health Professionals of 1st-5th graders), equipping health professionals to help parents become familiar with MyPlate and how to teach MyPlate to parents using practical suggestions. Ideas for health professional audience include WIC paraprofessionals, Head Start parent liaisons, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, health department nurses, medical or nursing students, etc.

The toolkit also contains four presentations for Parents (one for parents of 2-5 year olds and one for parents of 1st-5th graders—both available in English and Spanish), to help parents understand the importance of each food group and provide them with relevant tips to help children consume the right amounts of all food groups. Tip: Ideas for parent audience include WIC parents, Head Start parents, PTA parents, etc.

Health Professionals of Children 2-5 years old

Health Professionals of Children in 1st-5th Grades

MyPlate. How Do I Rate? for Parents of 2-5 year olds (English)

MyPlate. How Do I Rate? for Parents of 2-5 year olds (Spanish)

Parents of 1st-5th graders (English)

Parents of 1st-5th graders (Spanish)

This MyPlate. How Do I Rate? toolkit was developed with content experts from the Public Health/Community Nutrition DPG and was made possible through an educational grant from Dannon.

The Myth Busters toolkit focuses on five common myths about healthy eating and activity and ways to bust those myths so that parents have the knowledge and strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity for their children. The toolkit consists of a ready-made presentation with leader notes, an activity and a handout for parents.

The Myth Busters toolkit was created with content expert assistance from the Sports, Cardiovascular, Wellness and Nutrition DPG and the toolkit was made possible through a grant from PepsiCo.

Future of Foods Toolkits

This Smart Choices. For a Healthy Planet. toolkit was developed with RDN farmer content experts and is designed to educate adults and mature teens about the issues related to nutritiously feeding the world.

Through this presentation participants will learn the importance of providing enough food for the world, ensuring enough of the “right” foods, and protecting our planet. This toolkit was made possible through an education grant to the Academy Foundation from Elanco.

English Presentation

Spanish Presentation

This Tossed Treasures. How We All Can Waste Less Food. toolkit was developed by RDN farmer content experts and is designed to educate adults and mature teens about the issues related to wasted food and how we all can waste less food.

English Presentation

Spanish Presentation

This toolkit was made possible through an educational grant to the Academy Foundation from National Dairy Council.

Tip Sheets

Programs

The RD Parent Empowerment Program empowers parents to be healthier role models for themselves, their families, and even their peers. The program consists of four interactive monthly parent workshops. Parent guidebooks are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

View the RD Parent Empowerment Online Training Webinar and Leader Guide for an overview of the program and helpful suggestions for successful implementation.

Parent Guidebooks

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese]

Family Nutrition and Physical Activity screening tool (download version):

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese]

MySite’s Community

8 Habits of Healthy Children and Families™ mini-posters:

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese]

Sample files:

We would love to hear from you!

Please email us and tell us how you intend to use the RD Parent Empowerment Program, or how it’s working in your community. Please email us at kidseatright@eatright.org with questions, suggestions, stories, and pictures!

The Empowered Parents for School Wellness workshop is designed as a 1½ hour parent workshop held in a school setting. The workshop empowers parents with information about school meals and school wellness that they can use to help promote the benefits of school meals among their peers and support and lead changes in the wellness environment of their child’s school.

The workshops are part of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation project, Meet the Challenge! fulfilling service contracts funded through the Iowa Department of Education’s USDA Team Nutrition grant.

Resources

Leader Guide

Teaching Materials

©2016 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Reproduction of this presentation is permitted for educational purposes. Reproduction for sales purposes is not authorized.

Please note: Slides must be used as is and no modifications to content is allowed. Presenter can add name to opening slide only. If additional content and slides are added, they must not include the Academy logo and a disclaimer must be added indicating the content is not from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Academy Foundation does not receive a portion of any member dues and relies on donations from members to deliver our programs and resources that strengthen our profession. Please consider a donation to the Academy Foundation.

Webinars

Kids Eat Right Webinars

Learn about the many resources available to Academy members through Kids Eat Right and how you can get involved. Understand how Kids Eat Right toolkits are developed and take a closer look at each of the toolkits and other free resources.

Slides

Learn how to effectively use social media to promote Kids Eat Right messages. Kids Eat Right spokesperson, Kristi King, MPH, RDN, CNSC, LD, will introduce the various Kids Eat Right social media platforms and provide specific suggestions to engage in each of them. Kids Eat Right members of all social media skill levels will especially appreciate her five hot tips!

Slides

This webinar was made possible through a gift to the Academy Foundation from Diane Heller.

The webinar provides results of a study on consumer messages reflective of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and how RDs can incorporate the findings to help parents and families achieve healthy, active lifestyles.

Slides

Under guidelines from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, this program is not eligible for continuing education credit under the individual self-study designation. This recording content is offered for informational purposes only.

Future of Food Webinars

Learn about the functions of food additives, the science behind them and the specific functions of several additives. Gain confidence in better explaining the contents of their food to consumers and learn about credible resources of additional information.

Slides

PowerPoint Slides

Infographic

1.0 CPEU Available

Responses to Unanswered Questions

This program has been approved for RDs, RDNs and DTRs under Activity Type 175 in accordance with CDR guidelines. (Expires 2/7/20.) RDs and RDNs may claim up to 15 CPEUs under this CPE Activity Type in a recertification cycle; DTRs may claim up to 10 CPEUs.

Gain a new appreciation for food waste and its worldwide implications through this engaging webinar. Learn how you can help your institution waste less food, and how to share practical tips with the public.

Slides

PowerPoint Slides

Infographic

1.0 CPEU Available

This program has been approved for RDs, RDNs and DTRs under Activity Type 175 in accordance with CDR guidelines. (Expires 1/19/20.) RDs and RDNs may claim up to 15 CPEUs under this CPE Activity Type in a recertification cycle; DTRs may claim up to 10 CPEUs.

Learn the value of nutrition education in food banks and the potential to change eating behaviors among participants. Understand the history of nutrition education in food banks and effective nutrition education plans for the future. Also get ideas for how you can provide nutrition education in food banks.

Slides

Learn about the current state of U.S. farming versus international farming, the innovative strategies happening globally to help nutritiously feed our growing world population and ag-related projects and practices that other affiliates and DPGs are participating.

Slides
PowerPoint Slides

Gain an understanding of the contributing factors associated with food insecurity and the effects of food insecurity on children, families and entire communities. Learn ways to help address hunger in your community.

Slides

Participants will learn about the common misperceptions of animal agriculture and the environment, and current innovations that can impact food costs and our economy. Participants will also learn how to better educate consumers about food production and the environment.

Slides

This webinar will raise awareness of the current state of global health through a description of the missing macro- and micro-nutrients in the diets of developing countries and predictions for the future.

Webinar attendees will be exposed to the challenges and opportunities in nutritiously feeding a growing world population and see examples of successful and promising high impact interventions for improving global health and food security.

Slides

This webinar was made possible through an educational grant from Elanco.

Can children be simultaneously hungry and overweight? Learn about services available to families and be inspired to get involved in hunger programs in your community.

Slides

Learn the importance of conducting evaluations with food insecure populations in food banks and preview sample evaluation tools. View the results of the California Association of Food Banks Evaluation Report: Assessing the impact of Nutrition Education at Produce Distributions. Learn how the Guide to Effective Nutrition Interventions and Education can help you plan effective nutrition programs in a food bank.

Slides

Resources

Gain a real understanding of families facing food insecurity and the many obstacles they encounter every day. Learn how to make nutrition messages fit their needs, and access new resources for successfully helping food insecure families adopt healthy lifestyles.

Slides

This webinar was planned with Feeding America through an educational grant from the National Dairy Council.

Learn the obstacles food banks face to distribute healthy foods for families and see examples of improvements food banks are making across the country. Learn specific ways you can help support healthy foods in food banks.

Slides

Learn how promising practices in nutrition education can be applied with clients of food banks, and integrate quality tools to design effective programs and materials. Take a closer look at helpful resources and evaluation tools on the Healthy Food Bank Hub.

Slides

Learn how Academy members can make an impact by providing nutrition education to food insecure families.

Slides

Nutrition Education Resources

Learn all about the nutrition requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the recent changes to improve the nutritional quality of school meals. They will become familiar with the variety of school meal opportunities available to children, as well as services through community organizations that feed children.

Slides

Get inspired to connect with local organizations to help fight hunger and improve access to healthy foods in your community by hearing many innovative examples of projects big and small. Learn practical tips for forming collaborations that become successful synergies. Understand the important role that health care and food bank partnerships can play in improving the lives of families facing food insecurity.

Slides

This webinar was planned with Feeding America through an educational grant from the National Dairy Council.

This webinar provides a foundational understanding of farming in the U.S. with relevant information for nutrition professionals to share with consumers. Learn about types of farms, educational backgrounds of farmers and regulations of farms and gain an understanding of the amount and types of foods that are imported and exported and learn more about locally grown foods.

Slides

This webinar was made possible through an educational grant from Elanco.

This webinar provides insight into farming economics to better understand how farming decisions are made and the challenges farms face in running a business. Learn how the Farm Bill has impacted farming, nutrition education and research. A variety of resources will be provided to help nutrition professionals become more knowledgeable about farming, the future of farming and how to get involved in public policy decisions that affect agriculture and nutrition.

Slides

Recommended Resources

This webinar was made possible through an educational grant from Elanco.

GENIE Webinar

The newly released Guide for Effective Nutrition Interventions and Education is an easy-to-use resource for program planners and program evaluators developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation.

In this webinar, learn how GENIE can help nutrition and dietetics practitioners plan effective, sustainable nutrition education programs that positively impact their patients/clients and communities. Gain a good understanding of how GENIE was developed, validated and how the interactive online version can help you set your programs apart.

Slides

This webinar is made possible through an educational grant from the ConAgra Foods Foundation.