California Almonds can do so much for your patients, but the question remains: How can you make sure they incorporate almonds into their lives? That’s where these helpful teaching tools come in. Just download, print, and use them in your practice to help your patients see how almonds can easily fit into their lives.
You can also scan here using your smart phone or tablet computer for a handful of simple solutions for your patients, or go to AlmondBoard.com/Toolkit. With our new toolkit app, you can keep these helpful resources right at your fingertips and view them whenever, wherever on your smart phone or tablet computer.
All About Almonds: This comprehensive brochure covers all the basics on almonds including theri nutrient profile, health benefits and snacking benefits. Nutrition Recommendations for Heart Health: Heart health is influenced by several factors, many of which are diet related. With the growing number of Americans with heart disease, it is becoming even more important for practitioners like you to promote heart-healthy diets. Your patients can do many things to decrease their risk of developing heart disease, perhaps none quite as easy as adding the perfect portion of California Almonds to their daily routines. Take a moment to review this heart health research update to learn why.
Diet Improvements for Heart Health: Help your patients identify the potential risk factors for heart disease. This tool can be used to help raise a patient's awareness and provides on how to decrease risk in problem areas. Extra space is also available, so there is an opportunity to work with your patient and create indivisualized goals where needed. Plus, you can fill it out directly on your computer.
Navigating the Food Label: The food label is your road map to navigating food choices. By learning how to read and use food labels, you can make educated decisions about the foods you buy and eat.
Smart Snacking Tips: Eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day has gained popularity in recent years and it’s easy to understand why. Snacks and mini-meals keep hunger at bay and can help sustain energy levels over the course of a busy work day or school day. But responsible munching between meals can do more than just curb cravings. Smart snacks multitask to aid in weight management while providing key nutrients. By recommending nutrient-packed and portion-controlled snacks, such as a handful of California Almonds (about 23), you can feel confident that your patients are snacking smart.
Snacking Guide: The ideal snack contains fiber, protein and healthy fats that work together to nourish your body and satisfy your hunger. When you’re cutting back on calories to slim down on the scale, it pays to focus on choosing foods that are rich in nutrients and will “work hard” for you.
Gluten-Free: Almonds are the Perfect Addition: All forms of almonds make an excellent addition to the gluten free diet. Almonds, almond butter, almond flour and almond milk can fit into any meal or snack and are packed full of nutrition. Download this handout for tips on how to use the various almond forms to complement a gluten-free diet.
Gluten-Free: Boost Nutrient Content with Almonds: Help your patients unlock the power in almond flour. Download and print this information sheet to see how one cup of almond flour compares to other flours and starches most often used in gluten free products and recipes.
Tree Nut Nutrient Comparison Chart/ Perfect Portion:
You may know how to measure the perfect one-ounce portion of almonds, but did you know those 23 almonds come packed with nutrients? Or how almonds measure up against other tree nuts? This chart compares nutrients for which there is a Daily Value (DV) or Daily Recommended Value (DRV).
Portion Card: This handy version of the Perfect Portion tool is a convenient way to give your patients information as well as tips for measuring the perfect one-ounce portion. Print it off and cut to create four double-sided handouts for your patients.
Nutrition Consultation Tools:
24-Hour Recall: Help your patients overcome food barriers throughout the day with this 24-hour recall sheet. One side has space for a food diary while the other side gives you an opportunity to work with your patient to identify barriers and provide examples of how to overcome them. Plus, you can fill it out directly on your computer.
Diet Improvements: How does the perfect portion of almonds fit into common diet plans? Download and print this sheet for a quick-reference guide to how the recommended daily portion of almonds translates to many popular diets. Also includes a brief study overview on how almonds can play a role in weight management.
Try These At Home:
One Pound, Infinite Possibilities: Use this tip sheet to educate and inspire your patients on how to integrate more almonds into their diets. It lists exciting meal and snack ideas, plus some detailed nutrition information.
Pantry Checklist: Almonds? Check. Whole grains? Check. Fruits and vegetables? Check. But what else should your patients keep in their homes for quick, smart meals and snacks? This helpful checklist will get those pantries stocked with all the essentials.
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Good news about almonds and heart health Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.