Resource list from "Cooking Up Nutrition Education".

Poll "Cooking Up Nutrition Education"
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Poll Cooking Up Nutrition Education

As this poll demonstrates, many of us are using cooking demonstrations to communicate nutrition education.  Below is the list of resources shared by the Lori Carlson, the presenter and by the audience during the “Cooking Up Nutrition Education” webinar.

If you missed the webinar, you can earn 1.0 CPEU by listening to the recording at the event page.  You can access a pdf version of this list under the learning materials.


Nutrition and Wellness Home: The Military Families Learning Network is a location for professionals to find resources and educational information to help them work with side military families. This website provides blog posts about trending topics and upcoming webinar events. Cooking Matters, No Kid Hungry helps families to shop for a cook healthy food on a budget.  This site contains recipes and gives helpful tutorials on how to make healthier food choices.

Videos on The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has how to videos that ranges from healthy recipes, fitness plans, and health-related nutrition topics.

North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a Nutrition Education program that contains recipes for participants and resources for staff involved or wanting to get involved in a nutrition education program.

Health-e-Recipe (AICR Blog) The American Institute for Cancer Research blog offers tips for cancer prevention and healthy recipes to try and reduce cancer.

Spend Smart Eat Smart: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach link provides tips on how to save money and eat healthily. Offers healthy recipes, meal, plans along with videos on food shopping and preparations.

MyPlate: USDA website promotes good nutrition and illustrates the five food groups along with guidance and tips to improve healthy eating habits. The website contains recipes, current nutrition topics, lesson plans for all ages and cooking demonstration videos.

What’s Cooking? is a USDA website that contains many healthy recipes.

Cooking Light provides recipes and healthy nutrition videos and tips on how to improve healthy eating behaviors.

AZ Health Zone, formerly Champions for Change, Arizona Nutrition Network, presents many recipes and tutorials health related topics in nutrition. It also provides tips to improve healthy eating habits.

Eat Well!: This Center for Disease Control and Prevention website provides tips on how to control diabetes by eating healthier and includes recipes on how to accomplish that.

Kitchn provides recipes, entertaining ideas, trending topics in cooking and cooking tutorials.

Hunger and Health – Feeding America gives a lot of resources for recipes, information/handouts for nutrition education, and information about the equipment used in our kitchens. – Recipes and Cookbooks has an online recipe cookbooks provided along with recipes for low sodium diets. Also, has interactive cooking demonstrations and classes.

Fruits & Veggies More Matters offers meal plans and tips on how to eat more fruits and vegetables. Also, has recipes and “how to” videos on how to incorporate them into more meals.

Good Cheap Eats offers cheaper recipes and tips on how to eat healthily.

Skinnytaste includes an online cookbook that contains low-fat recipes and provides tips on how to reduce fat within our everyday meals.

The Million Hearts Initiative is to save 1 million lives in 5 years. Heart-Healthy Recipes lists articles on how to live a heart-friendly life and contains a lot of heart-healthy recipes.

Just Say Yes To Fruits and Vegetables provides recipes on how to eat healthily and make it affordable. Also, has cooking demonstrations and nutrition workshops for educators.

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion contains workshops about eating healthier and ways to make meals more affordable. Also, includes handouts and hands-on activities for the educators to provide for their participants.

The Hy-Vee grocery store website is an online resource, where food shopping can be done online and be delivered to you to save time. Also, includes recipes.

Commissaries is a great source for recipes, cooking tips, and resources for cooking demonstrations. Also, provides information about chains of Commissionaires that help military families by helping provide groceries for them.

The American Heart Association provides information on how to make heart-healthy choices. The website has certification programs, heart-healthy recipes, and resources for kitchen equipment and food safety.

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s YouTube channel contains videos that are available ranging from trending nutrition topics to cooking demonstrations.

Dani’s Delicious Dish (YouTube channel) presents videos on cooking demonstrations, healthy tips for grocery shopping, and information about trending topics in nutrition.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Move! Weight Managment Program website provides information to improve the lives of Veterans by creating weight management health promotion programs.  Resources such as handouts, worksheets, and videos are provided to encourage healthy eating habits.

Cooking Up Nutrition Education is a webinar presented by Lori Carlson MS, RDN, LDN. It lists event materials and upcoming events and has the webinar video for Cooking Up Nutrition Education.

This list will help you with new ideas or if you want incorporate cooking demonstrations into your practice.  What resources do you use for cooking demonstrations?

This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebookon Twitterand LinkedIn.


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