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Nutrition Education Handouts

MUSC's Registered Dietitians (RDs) provide a sample of some of their favorite handouts. No matter what your health condition or priorities, you can learn something new to help you optimize your nutrition!

All handouts are in pdf format.

Tips and Tricks for Shifting Your Eating Habits   
Nina Crowley, MS, RD, LD, Bariatric Dietitian, identifies healthy options for mealtimes and snacks for when your shiftwork interferes with your diet and provides quick list of the best ways to utilize your days off, stock your area, and brown bag it!

Nutrition in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Ashleigh Ricevuto, RD, LD, Diabetes and Prenatal Dietitian, gives some good tips for maintaining healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The Dietitian Defines Salad
Debbie Petitpain, MS, RD, LD dishes on what 'should' really be in your salad! Check out her many fresh ideas for starting with vegetables, adding a lean protein, and use dressing sparingly to toss together a sensational salad!

Online Nutrition Resources
Amy Mendez, MPH, RD, LD, Cardiovascular Dietitian, has put together several helpful websites and online programs for you to use to keep track of your health and nutrition!

What your plate SHOULD look like
Stacy Renouf, RD, LD, Outpatient Dietitian, shares guidelines on proper proportions of protein, starch, and veggies and hints on simple ways to keep portions in control.

Cancer Prevention Guidelines
Mike Stafford, RD, LD, Oncology Dietitian, outlines guidelines for preventing all types of cancer, and how fiber and specific vitamins, minerals, and photochemicals can help fight cancer.

Healthy Eating with Diabetes
Ashleigh Ricevuto, RD, LD, Diabetes and Prenatal Dietitian, shares a couple of her handouts for healthy eating for diabetes. A Healthy Eating Plan and Basics of Healthy Eating give an overview of how your plate and diet should look, and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, she shares 12 Tasty Breakfast Ideas to get your day started right! For helpful tips on a Healthy Thanksgiving Plate, try this helpful handout from the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Take Time for Lunch
Amy Mendez, MPH, RD, LD, Cardiovascular Dietitian, reminds you that lunch is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle and helps keep the ravenous 5 o'clock feelings at bay!

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas
The Bariatric Surgery Dietitians have put this nice list together with a full page of ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They break it down by calories and food groups, so you will know how each of these ideas fit into your daily meal plan.

A Family Friendly Guide to Eating and Exploring in Charleston
Vanessa Clark, MS, RD, LD, shares some of the most fun activities in Charleston, and reminds you to get active and have fun! She outlines some of the kid-friendly restaurants in Charleston and shares some tips for getting healthy fare while checking out Charleston's food scene.

Tips for a Healthy Life
Stacy Renouf, RD, LD, Outpatient Dietitian, makes it really simple to follow a healthy diet for life with 17 tips on how to make healthy long-term lifestyle changes!

Shop Smart, Eat Smart!
Katherine Boyce, MS, RD, CDE, LD, Pediatric Endocrine Dietitian, highlights healthy produce options that won't break the bank! How to get in your fruits and veggies while you are on a budget.

Read About It!
Katherine Boyce, MS, RD, CDE, LD, Pediatric Endocrine Dietitian, shares some of her favorite books for parents to get their kids to eat more veggies, try new foods, and eat healthy!