Nutrition News You Can Use – Organized by month, MCOA Simmons University interns provide nutrition information and recipes tied to disease prevention and health observances. COAs are welcome to copy and paste all or parts of the copy provided. This includes the color photos (and credits) available at the end of each article. Shorten the copy to fit in your newsletter, social media, etc. Use them sporadically or for a year-long series. Let us know if you need additional subject matter created!


– Fiber & Plant-Based Foods
It’s Veganuary! No, this does not mean we’re encouraging you to become a vegan, but to learn to embrace plant-based eating. Read/Download

February – National Cherry Mont
Cherries are in season, so let’s head to our nearest grocery store to grab them. Read/Download

March – National Kidney Month
No, we aren’t talking about kidney beans, but your two kidneys! Read/Download

April – Arab American Heritage Month 
During the month of April, the Arab American Foundation celebrates the culture and achievements of Arab Americans across the nation. Read/Download

May – Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Since May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month it’s a great time to tackle misinformation that surrounds the gluten-free diet and celiac disease. Read/Download

June – Beet Season
Summer is officially here and so are beets. Read/Download

July – National Grilling Month
Who doesn’t love to get outside in the sun and grill their favorite foods? Read/Download

August– Healthy Aging with Fruits
It’s the warmest month of the summer, which means we’re spending more time in the sun. Read/Download

September – World Alzheimer’s Disease Month
Since this month is World Alzheimer’s Disease Month, we will be looking at how the consumption of nuts and seeds can positively impact brain health and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Read/Download

October – Pumpkin & Your Vision
It’s October, which means we are officially carving pumpkins just in time for Halloween! Read/Download

November – It’s Soup Season!
Sandwiches are bread salads, but soups are liquid salads! Read/Download

December – Does Vitamin C Boost Immunity?
We might have to break one of the biggest health myths to end the year. Read/Download