After watching three nutritionists promote their book/DVD/CD on WHYY, my sister said, “You’ll see it at thrift-shop, eBay, or Amazon after the buyer becomes overwhelmed with the information.” Then she had an idea. Condense, laminate information (6 feet in height and 1/3 the width of our kitchen) with bold fonts and she’d buy it. The poster had to…
- Be colorful, easy to read and comprehend.
- Include the plate method with the six food groups.
- Include a sample exchange list of non-starchy and starchy veggies A-Z, meats/ proteins, good fats, bad fats, legumes, bread/starch/grain, fruit, diary, dessert.
- Include low-high glycemic foods…
On the reverse side of the chart give people photos of chair, wall, breathing, yoga and other exercises. Make it simple. Make it fun.
For grandstanders, give them a pullout chart. When not in use, just pull cord and raise it to ceiling. People will follow a balance eating plan if it’s not consuming. Nutrition books are wordy,intense. It’s not like a novel, a poetry, or chapbook. Since most people entertain in their kitchen, having this chart is a plus. By the time you prepare your snacks and meals you’ll have your eating plan memorized. Why? The chart is always in view. There’s no excuse for confusing six servings of fruit and veggies means eating six of each.