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NCES Introduces New Diabetes Education Kit for National Diabetes Month

NCES, the one-stop source for nutrition education, has created the ultimate diabetes education kit and released just in time to create awareness for American Diabetes Association’s National Diabetes Month.

OLATHE, KAN. (November 15, 2015) – Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States are living with Diabetes, while another 86 million have prediabetes. (Source: diabetes.org) These statistics make it alarmingly clear that diabetes education is the key in turning these statistics around and helping more Americans live a life free from the ailments of diabetes. NCES is committed to diabetes education by providing resources for diabetes educators. Full Release...

New Startup Aims to make Kansas City Healthier

The Wellness Spot brings expert-selected nutrition products to consumer marketplace

OLATHE, KAN. (November 11, 2014) – Longstanding, Kansas City based, health and nutrition education provider, NCES, Inc. has created a consumer focused company that will promote dietitian approved items at an affordable price to the general population. This company, The Wellness Spot, will have the proven expertise and years of experience in nutrition education from NCES backing its product selection and promotion. Full Release...

NCES Brings Together Diabetes Professionals with First Twitter Chat in New Series

Company Will Host First Company Sponsored Twitter Chat

OLATHE, KAN. (September 5, 2014) – In today’s “Social” workplace, NCES has seen an increase in social media and the role it plays in nutrition education, To meet this industry demand, NCES is launching a new series of Twitter Chat’s to facilitate conversation among nutrition professionals. Learn more in the Full Release... 

NCES Will Display the Best in Health and Nutrition Education at the 2013 FNCE Conference

NCES, the one-stop source for nutrition education, will be attending the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Houston, TX later this month.

OLATHE, KAN. (October 15, 2013) – Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brings together dietitians and other food and nutrition professionals at their annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. This conference, which will be held in Houston, TX later this month, gives nutrition professionals the opportunity to browse all the hot, new trends in food and nutrition. NCES has been attending this conference, showcasing its wide range of nutrition education products for 13 years. This year, the leader in health and nutrition education will be hosting a booth in the main expo hall in order to bring NCES products to a larger audience. Get all the details on NCES at FNCE 2013 in the full release...

NCES Lets Move Music Video Encourages Physical Activity to Combat Childhood Obesity

NCES creates a free music video resource for educators and dietitians encouraging children to get active, focusing on the key elements of the Lets Move initiative, to avoid childhood obesity.

OLATHE, KAN. (September 24, 2013) – According to the Center for Disease Control, “Approximately 17% of all children and adolescents ages 2 – 19 years are obese.” (www.cdc.gov) Since 1980, this number has almost tripled. However, there is a newfound hope; a change in the trend when it comes to childhood obesity. According to the CDC, from 2003 to 2010, there was a slight decrease in childhood obesity rates. Thanks in large part to the efforts of health and nutrition organizations, national leaders and dietitians and nutrition educators across the country, the trend of increasing childhood obesity rates in America is beginning to turn around. Learn about how NCES is helping to direct this trend in the full release...

New NCES Diabetes Portion Plate Makes Portion Control Easy for People with Diabetes

Company’s New Right-Sized Diabetes Portion Plate Provides Easy-to-Use Portion Control Tool

OLATHE, KAN. (August 27, 2013) – Did you know that 25.8 million Americans are living with diabetes? Some are diagnosed and some still undiagnosed. And, unfortunately, this number is not shrinking. In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 and over. (diabetes.org) Beyond the numbers, diabetes affects individuals. Learning to live with diabetes can be a challenging task. NCES strives to bring nutrition education and healthy lifestyle messages to the public. With this in mind, NCES has created the Right-Sized Diabetes Plate to add to the growing line of Right-Sized portion products. Read the Full Release About This Program Here.


NCES Portion Plates Provide Hands-On Nutrition Education to Special Needs Adults

Company’s Right-Sized Portion Plates Bring Nutrition Education to At-Risk Population

OLATHE, KAN. (July 30, 2013) – Created by NCES dietitians and nutrition educators, NCES Right-Sized plates were created in 2010 and motivate users to make healthy lifestyle choices through portion control and physical activity. Recently, the Adults with Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic through the University of Kansas Medical Center integrated NCES Right-Sized Portion Plates in to their program for teaching nutrition education to special needs students. Read the full release about this program here.

NCES Battles Childhood Obesity Through Education, Knowledge

Company Releases New Kid Connection Nutrition Lesson Plans

Olathe, Kan. (February 11, 2008) -- NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, recently released its newest product, The Kid Connection, an all-inclusive teaching tool and lesson plans designed for educators to help children battle and prevent childhood obesity and develop positive, life-long wellness habits.

The Kid Connection, created by NCES dietitians and nutrition educators, helps teachers guide students in making the connection between healthy eating, physical activity and a healthier body. According to NCES President, Chris Jackson, “We’re very excited to release our most comprehensive classroom tool yet – complete with the most up-to-date information on the MyPyramid, food guidelines and the importance of staying active.”

With childhood obesity becoming one of the leading health risks in our nation, NCES believes an educated child is a healthy child. Today, more than 11 million children are overweight while an additional 13 million children are at risk, according to the American Heart Association. Overweight children don’t just suffer from social stigmatization and poor self image, they are at high risk for such ailments as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – both previously considered to be limited to adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jackson added, “It is important to teach kids from a young age – both at home and at school – the positive impact healthy eating and an active lifestyle can have. We think the Kid Connection tool kit will help nutritionists and teachers make the connection with children in the classroom and other similar settings.”

The Kid Connection includes lesson plans, handouts, tear pads and activities, with a supporting CD ROM that comes equipped with additional materials for lessons and hands on activities to reinforce healthy behavior, so educators can use the program over and over again.

About NCES

Founded in 1989, NCES is an Olathe, Kan. based company that provides nutrition education resources in the form of books, manuals, videos and teaching tools for educators, public health officials, health care professionals and consumers. NCES offers more than 300 titles, in English and Spanish, in their catalog of health and nutrition materials, including a number of products developed exclusively by NCES.

The Kid Connection and other NCES products can be found online at www.ncescatalog.com.


NCES Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Baby-Boomers

Company Releases Today’s Healthy Lifestyles, First in Ongoing Series

Olathe, Kan. (April 8, 2008) -- NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, introducesToday’s Healthy Lifestyles, a series of educational guides developed specifically for the baby-boomer generation to help fight age-related health problems with nutrition and exercise.

Created by NCES dietitians and nutrition educators, this two-part series is designed to provide adults with the tools and resources to make life beyond 50 active, vibrant and healthy. Nutrition and Youincludes MyPyramid guidelines established by the USDA. Exercise and You is adapted from current exercise recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicineand the American Heart Association.

“The combination of proper nutrition and exercise is the best way to help slow-down the onset of age-related changes and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle,” says Chris Jackson, NCES president. “There is a tremendous shortage of quality nutrition education in this format specifically designed for the boomer market.”

Health risks such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure become more prevalent with age, according to leading health care experts, but baby-boomers can take preventative measures to reduce these health risks. With this in mind, NCES has added products for baby-boomers to its extensive collection of age-focused nutrition education products. Today’s Healthy Lifestyles focuses on what it takes to stay healthy for adults 50 and beyond.

“We all know that eating right and exercise is good for you, but different age groups require different kinds of nutrition and different levels of exercise. It is important to learn the difference so you can properly care for your body and your health,” said Jackson. Today’s Healthy Lifestyleshelps readers identify foods in each food group, pinpoint the proper level of caloric intake, and to match their nutrition with their physical activity level. In addition, the series provides a way to categorize current exercise levels, with instructions and guidelines to help discover and reach proper fitness levels with positive and age-appropriate examples and messages.

About NCES

Founded in 1989, NCES is an Olathe, Kan. based company that provides nutrition education resources in the form of books, manuals, videos and teaching tools for educators, public health officials, health care professionals and consumers. NCES offers more than 300 titles, in English and Spanish, in their catalog of health and nutrition materials, including a number of products developed exclusively by NCES.

Today's Healthy Lifestyles and other NCES products can be found online at www.ncescatalog.com.


NCES FOCUSES ON FOOD CHOICES IN TEEN MARKET TO FILL NEEDED GAP

Company Releases New Teen MyPyramid for Nutrition Education

Olathe, Kan. (June 26, 2008) NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, has turned its focus to the underserved teenage market with their newest product, Teen MyPyramid, an educational brochure designed to motivate teens to live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Teen MyPyramid, created by NCES dietitians and nutrition educators, provides age-specific nutrition and exercise tips to help teens make the right choices for their growing bodies. Adapted from the MyPyramid guidelines established by the USDA, Teen MyPyramid includes specific food group information, as well as recommended daily physical activity based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

“There has been a lot of focus on educating young children about proper nutrition, but it is important not to forget about educating teens,” says Chris Jackson, NCES President. “As they transition from child to adult, teens need to be given the proper tools and education so they are able to make their own healthy lifestyle choices.”
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In response to the rising obesity rate in our nation, NCES believes the first step is to encourage healthy habits through nutritional education. Today, more than 9 million adolescents and young adults are overweight, according to the American Heart Association.

Overweight teens don’t just suffer from societal pressures and poor self image; they are at high risk for such ailments as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – both previously considered to be limited to adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – and have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight adults.

Jackson added, “Teens today are surrounded by video games and fast food. Teen MyPyramid helps take the guesswork out of living a healthy lifestyle and empowers teens to take responsibility and control of their choices.”

**Teen MyPyramid shows teens how to utilize nutrition labels, proper portion sizes, food group breakdowns, sample menus, and a breakdown of nutrients a growing body needs to be healthy. Other healthy tips and activities are included to motivate teens by showing that you can have fun getting fit and healthy.

About NCES

Founded in 1989, NCES is an Olathe, Kan. based company that provides nutrition education resources in the form of books, manuals, videos and teaching tools for educators, public health officials, health care professionals and consumers. NCES offers more than 300 titles, in English and Spanish, in their catalog of health and nutrition materials, including a number of products developed exclusively by NCES.

Teen MyPyramid and other NCES products can be found online at www.ncescatalog.com.


NCES Battles Childhood Obesity Through Education, Active Participation

Company Releases New Kids Activity Booklets: Healthy Activities for Terrific Tots, Cool Kids

OLATHE, KAN. (August 7, 2008) -- NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, recently released its newest product series, Kids Activity Booklets – age-specific coloring books designed to actively engage children in making healthy lifestyle decisions with proper nutrition and exercise.

Created by NCES dietitians and nutrition educators, these booklets help children make the connection between healthy eating, physical activity and a healthier body – with activities that make learning fun and interactive. Healthy Activities for Terrific Tots (ages 3-5) introduces children to the basic food groups and identifies healthy examples from each. Healthy Activities for Cool Kids (ages 6-10) guides the child in making healthy decisions and explains how these choices lead to a healthy lifestyle.

“It is important not just to educate children on proper nutrition and exercise, but to engage them in making these choices,” says Chris Jackson, NCES president. “Encouraging healthy habits at a young age helps give children the tools they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle into adulthood.”

With the rise of childhood obesity rates in our nation, NCES believes it is important to start introducing healthy lifestyle practices during childhood. Today, more than 11 million children are overweight with an additional 13 million children at risk, according to theAmerican Heart Association. Overweight children, besides being more prone to social denigration and low self image, are at high risk for such ailments as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – both previously considered to be limited to adults, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. Jackson added, “It is important for children to understand the positive impact healthy eating and an active lifestyle can have. We think the Kids Activity Booklets will help children feel engaged and excited to participate in healthy learning and living.”

Kids Activity Booklets include crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, word jumbles, and other activities designed to reinforce healthy food choices and an active lifestyle, while the coloring book format allows children to bring their own artistic flair to each page. The variation of difficulty between Terrific Tots and Cool Kids accounts for differences in education levels, ensuring that the activities will keep children engaged and stimulated.

About NCES

Founded in 1989, NCES is an Olathe, Kan. based company that provides nutrition education resources in the form of books, manuals, videos and teaching tools for educators, public health officials, health care professionals and consumers. NCES offers more than 300 titles, in English and Spanish, in their catalog of health and nutrition materials, including a number of products developed exclusively by NCES.

Kids Activity Booklets: Healthy Activities for Terrific Tots & Cool Kids, along with other NCES products, can be found online at www.ncescatalog.com.


NCES Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Baby-Boomers

Company Releases Today’s Healthy Lifestyle Educational Series

OLATHE, KAN. (January 27, 2009) -- NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, introduces the Today’s Healthy Lifestyle series, a collection of educational guides developed specifically for the baby-boomer generation to help fight age-related health problems with nutrition and exercise. Created by NCES dietitians and nutrition educators, this four-edition series is designed to provide adults with the tools and resources to make life beyond 50 active, vibrant and healthy.

The series includes four individually named guides. Nutrition and You includesMyPyramid guidelines established by the USDA, while Eating Out and You gives tips on how to follow these guidelines while traveling or eating at a restaurant. Exercise and You is adapted from current exercise recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. The final edition, Supplements and You, reviews the nutrients our bodies require as we age to help stay healthy and fight against disease.

“The combination of proper nutrition and exercise is the best way to help slow-down the onset of age-related changes and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle,” says Chris Jackson, NCES president. “There is a tremendous shortage of quality nutrition education in this format specifically designed for the boomer market.”

Health risks such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure become more prevalent with age, according to leading health care experts, but baby-boomers can take preventative measures to reduce these health risks. With this in mind, NCES has added products for baby-boomers to its extensive collection of age-focused nutrition education products. Today’s Healthy Lifestyle focuses on what it takes to stay healthy for adults 50 and beyond.

“We all know that eating right and exercise is good for you, but as we age our bodies require different kinds of nutrition and different levels of exercise. It is important to learn the difference so you can properly care for your body and your health,” said Jackson.

Today’s Healthy Lifestyle helps readers identify foods in each food group, pinpoint the proper level of caloric intake, and to match their nutrition with their physical activity level. In addition, the series provides a way to categorize current exercise levels, with instructions and guidelines to help discover and reach proper fitness levels with positive and age-appropriate examples and messages.

About NCES

Founded in 1989, NCES is an Olathe, Kan.-based company that provides nutrition education resources in the form of books, manuals, videos and teaching tools for educators, public health officials, health care professionals and consumers. NCES offers more than 300 titles in English and Spanish in their catalog of health and nutrition materials, including a number of products developed exclusively by NCES.

Today’s Healthy Lifestyle and other NCES products can be found online at www.ncescatalog.com.


For Moms-to-be, Summertime Snacks Could Affect More than Just Your Waistline

NCES Releases New Edition of Gestational Diabetes and You

OLATHE, KAN. (April, 2009) -- NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, recently released the newly updated Gestational Diabetes and You, an informational booklet designed to teach women diagnosed with gestational diabetes about their affliction, including steps expectant mothers can take to help ensure a healthy and successful pregnancy.

Created by NCES dietitians and nutrition educators, Gestational Diabetes and Yououtlines the effects of high blood sugar on the body during pregnancy, and how it can lead to gestational diabetes – a type of diabetes that starts during pregnancy and often goes away after the birth, affecting 3-5 out of every 100 pregnant women. Readers will learn the effects of gestational diabetes on both the mother and child, and have access to worksheets designed to help plan healthy meals, maintain a regular exercise schedule, and track blood sugar levels.

“It’s so important, for pregnant women to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a combination of proper nutrition and exercise,” says Chris Jackson, NCES president. “The abundance of food with high sugar content makes maintaining healthy blood sugar levels much more difficult, putting a strain on both the mother and child.”

High blood sugar in the mother can often lead to health complications for the child. Newborns are more likely to have low blood sugar levels and high insulin levels if the mother’s blood sugar levels were high, according to the American Diabetes Association. This can lead to a higher birth weight resulting in complications during childbirth, as well as a higher possibility of type 2 diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure later on in life.

“We all know that eating right and exercise is good for you – it’s important to remember that it is also a necessity for unborn children during the various stages of development. Good lifestyle habits practiced by the mother help newborns avoid unnecessary health risks and promote a healthy and safe pregnancy,” said Jackson.

Gestational Diabetes and You includes a sample blood sugar/insulin/exercise record, a food diary sheet, a simplified version of food portions based on the USDA MyPyramidfood guidelines, sample meal plan sheet, a pregnancy weight gain curve, information about normal blood sugar levels, and how to keep these levels in a safe range for mother and baby. The booklet was created in an easy-to-read format, making the information easily accessible to all literacy levels and is available in both English and Spanish.

About NCES

Founded in 1989, NCES is an Olathe, Kan.-based company that provides nutrition education resources in the form of books, manuals, videos and teaching tools for educators, public health officials, health care professionals and consumers. NCES offers more than 300 titles in English and Spanish in their catalog of health and nutrition materials, including a number of products developed exclusively by NCES.

Gestational Diabetes and You along with other NCES products can be found online at www.ncescatalog.com.


New Product from NCES Helps Promote Workforce Wellness

Company Releases Health Beat, Nutrition Education for Forward-thinking Business

OLATHE, KAN. (October 12, 2009) – Beyond medical benefits, fitness club memberships and smoking cessation classes, forward-thinking companies are helping their workforce take control of their personal wellness by becoming more aware of the benefits of good nutrition. NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, recently released its newest product, Health Beat – a collection of prepared and print-ready nutrition education newsletters in easy-to-use and easy-to-read formats.

Created by NCES dietitians and nutrition educators, Health Beat newsletters will motivate readers to make healthier lifestyle choices. Dietitians, nutrition educators, human resources departments, fitness centers and schools can simply choose a monthly topic from one of 24 health topics. Each newsletter includes useful nutrition education researched by dietitians as well as tips, fitness information and recipes. Each newsletter has been professionally researched, written, graphically designed and can easily be incorporated into existing communications tools. Newsletters can also be personalized and branded by the company or individual distributing the newsletter.

“Progressive companies want to help employees maintain a healthy lifestyle,” says Chris Jackson, NCES president. “Employers are becoming educators of their workforce and nutrition education is an increasingly important topic as companies try to find ways to manage healthcare costs.”

Although nutrition education is available through self-directed learning, companies that use Health Beat as part of their wellness efforts can be assured of the quality of the content being delivered to their employees. NCES is a recognized leader in nutrition education and corporate wellness programs are a continuing focus within their product development efforts. In 2010 NCES will introduce additional curriculums, programs and presentations for companies that want to take nutrition education to the next level.

Available on CD-Rom, Health Beat is written for users ages 16 to adult. Within the first release of Health Beat users will find over 24 valuable topics including;
Diabetes Health
Portion Control
Shopping on a Budget
Fat Facts
Organic Lifestyle
Food Safety
Truth about Fad Diets
Stress Free Holidays
………… and many more topics

About NCES

Founded in 1989, NCES is an Olathe, Kan. based company that provides nutrition education resources in the form of books, manuals, videos and teaching tools for educators, public health officials, health care professionals and consumers. NCES offers more than 300 titles, in English and Spanish, in their catalog of health and nutrition materials, including a number of products developed exclusively by NCES.

Health Beat, along with other NCES products, can be found online at www.ncescatalog.com.

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