Discover Your Greatest Self's Healthy Handouts: Great Resources for Learning
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About Food Educational Concepts
Written by: Jasmine Blake; July 3rd, 2019
Although most people think it is a great idea to read any old blog or handout in regards to health, there is a system in place to to correctly educate people who seek advice for their health concerns. The government does not require people to list resources of where they retrieved their information. These bloggers or writers are sometimes voicing their personal opinions or beliefs; and sometimes they voice their personal experiences. Thus, these personal opinions or belief systems lead people in the wrong direction.
Practitioners in the health field receive education through schooling governed by federal laws. Which enables practitioners to successful educate their clients and patients during private practice and clinical health visits. Part of their education is to reference their information. They are taught this because the health field is built on evidence-based practice. No one individual should get advice from anyone who is not board certified or licensed in their state. Unfortunately most bloggers or creators of handouts are not.
Explaining ones health to them is always a case-by-case basis because every person in the world has their own bio-individual finger print. To go to a blog or resource and read about someone's life experience is a great read and there may be people out there that experience some of the same things. I am sure these bloggers and writers mean well. However, what worked for that blogger/writer may not work for that reader. Therefore when it comes to health, it is important that people writing or blogging write about facts.
Educating people with facts is important so these people can get the appropriate care that is needed for their current health concern. This way they are not mislead. If a person finds that they have a similar situation as the blogger/writer, it could be a good fit. If the blogger/writer is a health care professional, it may be an even better fit. Nonetheless, that health professional blogger/writer has a duty, an oath they made, to provide health care governed by the federal and state laws they reside in; and that is assessing properly, diagnosing properly, designing and implementing the correct intervention, monitoring that client/patient properly, re-evaluating properly after the medical treatment is provided, and staying within their scope of practice.
This is exactly why I have created the Food Educational Concepts system. It is a system that outlines particular subjects that viewers are interested in and these subjects are researched, reviewed, and then prepared as a handout. All handouts are great ways to inform clients or patients of the information they wish to view. However, they should be properly written and the way that is done is with referenced information listed at the bottom of each article (blog or handout) so the reader can go to the resource and view the information themselves. This ultimately enable them to make a more clear decision about their health concern(s) and if the road they are chasing is the one they would like to say on.
As a health practitioner in the field of nutrition I design Food Educational Concepts handout for the standard client. Vitamin and mineral handouts are exceptionally handy when a person finds they are deficient or in excess of a particular type of nutrient. These handouts outline the nutrient and how they benefit the body, along with what diseases they are associated with. Other handouts are designed to inform the people of the community about basic food principles that may have been forgotten over time or may have been recently implemented by governing associations. I find that these help people better understand what health concerns they seek to be educated about. In addition, all references are listed so reader can go directly to the source of where I retrieved my information and read the facts on their own.
Healthy Handouts Book References:
Albers, S. (2008). eat, drink, and be mindful: how to end your struggle with mindless eating and start savoring food with
intention and joy. Oakland: CA
Bauer, K. D. & Liou, D. (2016). Nutrition counseling and education skill development (3rd Ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Bays, J. C. (2017). mindful eating: a guide to rediscovering a healthy and joyful relationship with food (revised Ed.). Boulder: CO
Lieberman, M. & Peet, A. (2018). Mark’s basic medical biochemistry: A clinical approach (5th Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolter Kluwer
Mahan, L. K. & Raymond, J. L. (2017). Krause’s food and the nutrition care process (14th Ed.). St. Louis MO: Elsevier
Ross, C. A., Caballero, B., Cousins, R. J., Tucker, K. L., & Ziegler, T. R., (2014). Modern nutrition in health and disease (11th Ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.