5 Ways You Can Celebrate National Nutrition Month In Your Gym
1. Host an educational event (or series) at the club
Find a nutrition expert in your area—for example a dietitian or physician—to hold an educational session or series of classes at the club. Choose a topic of interest to your members—weight loss, athletic performance, meal planning—and open up the event to the community.
2. Invite your members to sample healthy foods
If your club has a cafe or food bar, you can invite members to try healthy meals or snacks and promote your business at the same time. Create handouts explaining why the offered sample is healthy or beneficial—e.g. “this smoothie provides the protein you need to recover from your workout”—and provide recipes to make them at home or where to purchase them if prepackaged.
3. Get an expert to provide content for your blog
This can be a win-win for the club and the expert. Ask a local nutrition expert to write a few blog posts for your club. This kind of content is an opportunity for you to provide valuable education and for the expert to introduce themselves to your members. It also opens the door to add the expert as a regular blog contributor.
4. Take a field trip to the grocery store
Understanding nutrition labels and buying the right foods can be challenging for some members. Get a staff member to host a grocery store tour—head to the local supermarket with 6-10 members and walk the aisles educating them on foods that will build a foundation for a healthy diet, reading labels to choose between options, and understanding package claims (e.g., low fat).
5. Hold a healthy potluck
Invite members to bring their favorite, go-to healthy recipes to the club for a potluck. Compile all the recipes and distribute to attendees. A potluck is a great way for members to socialize and share new ideas for cooking nutritious food with one another.
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