April blog post ideas for dietitians

14 April Blog Post Ideas for Dietitians

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Spring has sprung! April is a time when farmer’s markets begin to open back up, gardens begin to bloom, and produce is plentiful. There are many health and wellness content ideas for RDNs to write about during the month of April. If you don’t already have your April blog post ideas planned out, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered! Let’s take a closer look into these 14 April blog post ideas to fill up your content calendar in no time.

As a dietitian, you want to provide your clients and followers with valuable information that will help them lead healthier lives. With April coming up, there are plenty of opportunities to create fresh and engaging content that your audience will love. You can customize each of the below themes to fit the needs of your ideal client by tailoring the content to fit your niche.

April Blog Post Ideas for Dietitians – Food and Nutrition

Monthly Holidays

National Soyfoods Month – National Soy Foods Month in April encourages people to include soy as part of their cooking all month long. Soy is the next best choice when replacing animal protein in your diet. Some soy foods to try recommending or incorporating into your diet this month include tofu, soy nuts, soy milk, miso, and edamame.

National Pecan Month– Did you know that pecans are the only nut indigenous to North America? Pecans have always been known to be a southern
staple comfort food (think pecan pie…) but they also pack in a lot of nutrition as well. Just a handful of pecans a day, about 15-20 in a serving, provide
heart health benefits. In fact, pecans qualify as a heart-healthy food by the American Heart Association.

National Garden Month April is a great time to get out those garden tools, soak up the sun (and get your vitamin D!), begin to enjoy all the benefits that come along with gardening and being outdoors. Gardens help to nurture local communities, bring people together, and provide an opportunity to educate kids about where fresh fruits and vegetables come from. Get outside and be sure to celebrate National Garden Month in April. No matter how big or small your garden, there is just something special about being able to grow your own food for nourishment.

Daily Holidays

  • International Carrot Day (4/4) – Who knew that carrots had a day all to themselves?! Plan to share and post your favorite carrot recipes, from side dishes to desserts that incorporate carrots. Share with your readers how to prepare carrots a variety of ways. Roasting them is my favorite because it really brings out the sweetness, especially when they caramelize ever so slightly.

  • National Burrito Day (4/6) – Do you have a great appreciation for burritos? Well, if so, this is the day to celebrate. This Mexican dish is popular all over the world, especially in America. Make your own burrito at home or visit your favorite local Mexican restaurant to enjoy this fan favorite.

  • World Health Day (4/7) – This year The World Health Organization will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being (Source: who.int). Use the hashtag #HealthierTomorrow when sharing content around World Health Day.  

  • National Empanada Day (4/8) – Empanadas are a Spanish or Latin-American pastry turnover fill with savory ingredients that are either baked or fried. They are usually shaped like half-moons. They’ve become so popular over the years, especially on the food truck scene. Or you can even make your own!

  • Passover (4/5 – 4/13) – Passover is the Jewish festival in celebration of the Jews’ freedom from slavery and flight from Egypt. The holiday lasts a total of 7-8 days, and the first night of Passover begins with a ceremonial dinner, called a Seder. The actual Seder meal can vary. Traditions among Ashkenazi Jews generally include gefilte fish (poached fish dumplings), matzo ball soup, brisket or roast chicken, potato kugel, and tzimmes, a stew of carrots and prunes, sometimes including potatoes or sweet potatoes. (Source: FoodNetwork.com)

  • Easter (4/9) – Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Traditional dishes for Easter dinner include baked ham or roast lamb. Additionally, many seasonal vegetables are included like carrots, asparagus, and peas. Here are some classic Easter dinner favorites.

  • National Garlic Day (4/19) – I feel like most people either love or hate garlic. Personally, I love it all ways (except raw). My favorite way to have garlic is sliced thinly and sautéed with a little olive oil. Simple, but oh so tasty! Garlic touts many health benefits too. I listened to an excellent episode on Ellie Krieger’s podcast, One Real Good Thing, where guest Toby Amidor, talks all about the health benefits of garlic (in all of its forms).

  • Earth Day (4/22) – For all things Earth Day, I would highly recommend checking out this website EarthDay.org. The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet. There is an Earth Day 2022 Action Toolkit available for download on their website. And when posting on social media be sure to use the hashtag #EarthDay and #InvestInOurPlanet. How will you take part in Earth Day this year? Be sure to check out their website for more information on how you can get involved today. 

  • National Picnic Day (4/23) – This one is pretty simple. Get outside and enjoy a meal al fresco. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy – maybe just a good Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich and a piece of fruit. Soak in that vitamin D from the sun, while enjoying all the beauty that nature has to offer, all while enjoying a good meal.

  • National Pretzel Day (4/26) – Pretzels are a great snack all on their own. But on Pretzel Day, try sharing more creative ideas on how to enjoy pretzels by combining them with other foods. Try servings pretzels with dips like, hummus, tzatziki, guacamole, mustard. Use them in a make-your-own-trail mix. Dips them halfway in vanilla yogurt and sprinkle on some crushed nuts. Then freeze them for a delicious, frozen treat.

  • National Raisin Day (4/30) – Raisins are dried grapes. The drying process concentrates the nutrients (like sugar) making it nutrient-dense and calorie-dense. Raisins are a great snack option, especially if eaten in combination with a protein source to help provide that balance of carbohydrates and protein. For example, adding raisins to your oatmeal (made with milk) or adding raisins to your chicken salad.

What’s Trending in April

  • Highlight some of your favorite brunch recipes
  • Sustainable Nutrition
  • Create a list of Spring vegetables to highlight
  • Share benefits of visiting your local Farmer’s MarketsFind your local farmer’s market
  • Check out Google Trends to see what topics are trending this month
  • Visit AnswerThePublic.com to see the user intent behind different trending keywords

PLUS – More Ways to Share Your April Blog Post Ideas with Your Audience

  • Patient/Client Education Materials
  • Shopping Lists
  • Checklists
  • Top 10 Lists
  • Meal Plans
  • Snack Ideas
  • Blog Articles
  • Instagram Posts
  • Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Canva images
  • Online courses
  • Webinars
  • Cooking demos
  • How-to Tutorials
  • Videos/Reels
  • Social media copy
  • Web copy
  • Recipes
  • Digital Downloads

The Takeaway

April is full of health and wellness content ideas, especially with gardens blooming and produce galore. It’s a great time to highlight our favorite produce items and get people excited about incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet. Lean into some of these April blog post ideas to help alleviate some of that pressure when trying to think about what you’ll write about next. Join conversations that are already taking place and tailor them to your ideal client so you can customize your message and help provide solutions to their problems.

Looking for more content inspiration? Check out The Dietitian Editor Content Inspiration and Planning Workbook.

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