Nutrition Education Handouts

MUSC Health’s registered dietitians provide a sample of some of their favorite handouts. No matter what your health condition or priorities, you can learn something new to help you optimize your nutrition.

Tips and Tricks for Shifting Your Eating Habits (PDF)
Nina Crowley, MS, RD, LD, Bariatric Dietitian, identifies healthy options for mealtimes and snacks for when your shiftwork interferes with your diet and provides quick list of the best ways to utilize your days off, stock your area, and brown bag it.

Nutrition in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (PDF)
Ashleigh Ricevuto, RD, LD, Diabetes and Prenatal Dietitian, gives some good tips for maintaining healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The Dietitian Defines Salad (PDF)
Debbie Petitpain, MS, RD, LD dishes on what 'should' really be in your salad. Check out her many fresh ideas for starting with vegetables, adding a lean protein, and use dressing sparingly to toss together a sensational salad.

Online Nutrition Resources (PDF)
Amy Mendez, MPH, RD, LD, Cardiovascular Dietitian, has put together several helpful websites and online programs for you to use to keep track of your health and nutrition.

What Your Plate SHOULD Look Like (PDF)
Stacy Renouf, RD, LD, Outpatient Dietitian, shares guidelines on proper proportions of protein, starch, and veggies and hints on simple ways to keep portions in control.

Cancer Prevention Guidelines (PDF)
Mike Stafford, RD, LD, Oncology Dietitian, outlines guidelines for preventing all types of cancer, and how fiber and specific vitamins, minerals, and photochemicals can help fight cancer.

Healthy Eating with Diabetes
Ashleigh Ricevuto, RD, LD, Diabetes and Prenatal Dietitian, shares a couple of her handouts for healthy eating for diabetes. A Healthy Eating Plan (PDF) and Basics of Healthy Eating (PDF) give an overview of how your plate and diet should look, and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, she shares 12 Tasty Breakfast Ideas (PDF) to get your day started right. For helpful tips on a Healthy Thanksgiving Plate, try this helpful handout (PDF) from the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

A Family Friendly Guide to Eating and Exploring in Charleston (PDF)
Vanessa Clark, MS, RD, LD, shares some of the most fun activities in Charleston, and reminds you to get active and have fun. She outlines some of the kid-friendly restaurants in Charleston and shares some tips for getting healthy fare while checking out Charleston's food scene.

Shop Smart, Eat Smart! (PDF)
Katherine Boyce, MS, RD, CDE, LD, Pediatric Endocrine Dietitian, highlights healthy produce options that won't break the bank. How to get in your fruits and veggies while you are on a budget.