I recently started volunteering for a non-profit medical organization who’s patients are of the low-income/low socioeconomic variety. Because I am a Dietetics major, the lady in charge asked me if I would like to get some new patient literature about various nutritional matters. I checked out what they had and most of it is terribly outdated. I basically have to find all new literature that they can use to hand-out to patients. The only information they have currently is info about:
-Info on lowering cholesterol.
Basically they need a complete revamping of their nutritional handouts. I’m alittle unsure of where to begin as there are so many topics that I could find handouts for. This is why im asking for some help/input from you guys/gals.
Obviously, one of the first places im going to gather info at is mypyramid.gov and the new dietary guidelines for americans. Where else should I look?
Important things to consider:
-I’m looking for HANDOUT type information. I do NOT want long paragraphs and essays because, in all honesty, the patients that go there dont really have the capacity to understand anything but the most basic nutrition information.
-Basically I need the most simple, up-to-date information that covers all the most important aspects of nutrition.
Not an easy task, but I’m hoping that with your help I can get this place up to speed with their nutritional literature. Thanks!