This collection of food illustrations may be used to complement nutrition education in Central America. Each illustration is available in color and outline versions Read More
The Academy's position on nutrition security in developing nations is "that all people should have consistent access to an appropriately nutritious diet of food and water, coupled with a sanitary environment, adequate health services, and care that ensure a healthy and active life for all household members." As nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists can help combat malnutrition and provide valuable nutrition education worldwide. However, often when health professionals perform humanitarian assistance work in foreign countries, appropriate educational materials can be difficult to obtain.
Developed through an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation pilot project, this is an open-access collection of relevant and effective nutrition education materials for use in Central America. It includes:
Illustrations are available in color and black and white outline versions for ease of printing. Suggested use is printing the desired illustrations and laminating them prior to international travel as computer and printer availability is often unreliable at the destination.
The Academy will continue to expand its resources for international nutrition education. You can help enhance it by sharing your feedback in a brief survey about the international nutrition education resources.
This international nutrition education pilot project was supported by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management.
The recommendations for breast-feeding nad complementary nutrition for children in Central America. Read More
Over consumption of highly processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is a growing health concern in Central America. Read More
Health professionals with experience working in Central America have found the approaches to teaching hand-washing practices to be effective. Read More
Proper nutrition during pregnancy and while breast-feeding is not only important for mothers, it is also crucial to the health of their infants. Women with poor nutrition put themselves and their growing fetuses at a greater risk of disease and death. Read More