The National Watermelon Promotion Board’s Wide World of Watermelon Registered Dietitian Toolkit offers resources tailored for specific RD practice areas, including media and communications, school nutrition, retail and supermarket, sports dietetics, private practice and foodservice.
“Dietitians are trained in nutrition science and fundamentally know that watermelon is a healthy choice,” said Senior Director of Communications Stephanie Barlow. “The toolkit goes beyond nutrition to package information and ideas that practicing RDs can implement in a variety of settings, from media and communications to school or sports nutrition”
The Wide World of Watermelon Registered Dietitian Toolkit makes it easy for dietitians to find watermelon’s health benefits, versatility, selection and preparation tips, story and demonstration ideas for every season, flavor pairings and other key facts. The digital resource, available at Watermelon.org/Nutrition, also provides links to recipes, articles, cutting and yield infographics, MyPlate guidelines and other educational tools.
“As a nutrition professional focused on sports training, watermelon is a great fit to support active individuals in exercise and body repair,” said Chrissy Carroll, MPH, RD, LDN, ACSM-CPT, USAT Level I triathlon coach. “With the toolkit from NWPB, key messages and resources about watermelon as a source of potassium and L-citrulline, for example, are at my fingertips.”
The new RD toolkit was launched at the recent Today’s Dietitian Symposium and is being promoted to a variety of dietetic practice groups.