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Branded Nutrition Resources: For Dietitians
Resources developed for Retail Dietitians by Barbara Ruhs, MS, RDN. Please check back regularly to find new materials and resources.
AvOpportunities: Avocado Nutrition Resource Guide
24-Page Nutrition Guide:
- What’s an Avopportunity?
- Power of Promotions
- Avocado Nutrition: Serving Sizes & Conversions
- Emerging Science: Avocados and Heart Health
- Healthy Avocado Swaps: Mediterranean Meals
- Hosting In-Store Nutrition Education Events
- Recipe Demo Guide
- Avocado Meal and Snack Kit Concepts (POS)
- Avo-Kiddos: Guacamole Shopping Bingo
- Healthy Mom’s and Babies ADOS BEING GOOD
Avocado Dietitian e-Newsletter
Bi-monthly digital publication with seasonally themed content sent to a wide network of retail dietitians and retail health & wellness contacts.
- Dietitian’s Message
- Seasonal Recipes
- Avocad-O-M-G spotlight on Retail RD Happenings
- New Educational Resources
- Upcoming Promotions
- Avocado News & Updates
Avocado Nutrition Resources
- Salad Health & Wellness Kit
- National Nutrition Month Kit
- Recipe Booklets
- Recipe Cards
- Digital Nutrition Ads
Avocado Children’s Nutrition Education
Eat Brighter with Avocados [K-5 Handouts] partnership with Young Minds Inspired ™ featuring resources for parents and educators. Each month includes a simple at-home recipe to engage children in the kitchen.
- November Lesson Plan: Avocados On The Menu
- December Lesson Plan: Healthy Holidays
- January Lesson Plan: My Breakfast Resolution
- February Lesson Plan: Heart Smart Avocados
- March Lesson Plan: Green Up Meals for Spring
Shopper Marketing Health & Wellness Resources
- Tastiest Tailgate 
- Guac Nation
- Cinco Central
LaCroix Better Beverage Dietitian & Health Professional Toolkit
The 2nd edition of the “Better Beverage Toolkit” includes resources to health educators, health professionals and retail RDs inspire consumers to make the switch to LaCroix ™ sparkling water.
- Brand Nutrition Talking Points
- Hydration Recommendations
- 3 Steps To A Successful Sampling Event
- Hydration and Your Health (Brain, Digestive, Blood Pressure, Kidneys, Pregnancy)
- Sugar Busters: Swapping Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
- How Much Water/Fluids Do You Need Each Day?
- Diabetes & Hydration
- Hydration & Hunger: Weight Management
- Sugar Quiz & Becoming A Sugar Spy (Reading Labels)
- Sugar Swap & Sparkling Quiz
- 7-Day Can Challenge
Hosting a Healthy Hour: Mocktail Recipes
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