History of Nutrition - PowerPoint - DOWNLOAD

History of Nutrition - PowerPoint - DOWNLOAD
History of Nutrition - PowerPoint - DOWNLOAD - Nutrition Education Store
History of Nutrition - PowerPoint - DOWNLOAD - Nutrition Education Store
History of Nutrition - PowerPoint - DOWNLOAD - Nutrition Education Store

History of Nutrition - PowerPoint - DOWNLOAD

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History of Nutrition PowerPoint and Handout - DOWNLOAD

Learning objectives & benefits:

Even if you’re not a history nerd you will find at least 10 reasons to want to teach The History of Nutrition Timeline. This presentation helps folks realize what is important in today's world when it comes to nutrition. They will understand how the science and field of nutrition science, health, food, consumer habits, and public policy has evolved from the early 20th century to now. Here are some things that stand out:

  1. The first half of the 20th century was pretty much dedicated to the discovery and study of micronutrients, with vitamin B1 (thiamine) being the first discovered in 1910, iodine added to salt in 1924, vitamin D added to milk in 1933, and flour enriched with vitamins and minerals in the 1940s. By 1950, all the vitamins had been discovered.
  2. Introduced in 1911, Crisco was the first manufactured food product to contain trans fat. It wasn’t until 2015 that the U.S. government determined that trans fat is unsafe because it lowers good cholesterol and raises bad cholesterol.
  3. The Clean Plate Club wasn’t something invented by nagging parents! It was an actual government campaign to get citizens to not waste food during World War II.
  4. MyPlate, which launched in 2011, has plenty of predecessors: the Basic Four in the 60s and 70s, the Food Wheel in 1984, the Food Guide Pyramid in 1992, and MyPyramid in 2005.
  5. The supplement industry has boomed
  6. The FDA has to police packages so consumers can understand what is in the box and how eating a food impacts their diet over time (eating pattern)
  7. Public policy shifted from eat a little bit of everything to specific guidelines which have a great impact on health
  8. The issue of obesity and being overweight now affects over 3/4 of the population in the US and this is a growing problem.
  9. Fiber is being researched more for the microbiome
  10. An optimized diet and physical activity plan should be the goal. 

Use this show with the enclosed handouts to kick off a series of classes or to make a very interesting presentation to your audience. It is perfect for educators who want to present an accurate picture of the science involved with nutrition. Squelch the naysayers and fad diet enthusiasts and wow them with science!

This show and the poster we sell with the same title are perfect for:

  • health fairs
  • gyms
  • classrooms
  • employee wellness
  • cardiac rehab classes
  • weight loss support groups
  • public health
  • seniors
  • lunch and learn
  • nutrition month
  • and anywhere you want to teach people what nutrition really is 


  • 57 slides
  • 40-50 minutes long
  • you can shorten or modify any way you want for your audience
  • 1 handout in PDF
  • speaker's notes on every slide
  • English
  • Audiences 12-100
  • Files are delivered by email right away on a paid order 
  • Digital updates are delivered automatically to the original email address - every time we update the file, you get an update
  • By Hollis Bass, MEd, RD, LD, and Food and Health Communications, Inc. - based on the poster and over 30 references (given on the speaker's notes section of the last side)

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