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15 January Blog Post Ideas for Dietitians

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Hello 2023! The start of a New Year is always such a wonderful time. It’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A new beginning for January blog post ideas and inspiration is here for the taking.

For some of us, we already set our personal and professional goals for the year with a plan and strategy on how we’re going to achieve them.  

But if you haven’t, no worries! Use this month to self-reflect and take a look at where you are and where you want to be by the end of this year. Have a vision, make a plan, and set some big goals. YOU are the only thing between you and your dreams.

For example, content planning is a popular goal for many people. Being a few weeks (or even a few months) ahead of the game when it comes to drafting up blog posts and social media posts, will help keep you engaged with your online audiences throughout the year. 

Aside from writing about the usual New Year’s resolutions (which can be an area that’s quite over saturated), I’ve listed some other food and nutrition related topics to tie back to your niche for your ideal client.  

Before we get into these 15 content ideas, I’d like to highlight some other ways you can engage with your audience during the month of January on your social accounts. 

Customize and Create Content That Engages Your Ideal Client  

Ask them “on a scale of 1-10″ questions. 

Post This or That images. 

Post an A/B/C/D image. 

Do a survey or poll. 

Ask them to “caption this photo” in a post. 

Ask them to “fill-in-the-blank” with a statement. 

Try yes or no questions. 

Post did you know questions. 

Tell them to tag someone they know. 

Create savable content that they’ll want to refer back to later. 

Fifteen January Blog Post Ideas for Your Content Calendar

There are numerous angles you can take with each of the below themes and holidays for your January calendar depending on who you are trying to reach. Let’s take a closer look at each one below. 

Below, you’ll find some links to resources where you can dig deeper into each topic, as well as a list of brands, associations or commodity groups that have consumer-friendly educational resources and/or have a history of collaborating with registered dietitian nutritionists. (*Note – this is by no means an all-inclusive list of resources. It’s meant to spark inspirationThere are no affiliate links below.

Let’s take a look at some January blog post ideas for your content calendar.  

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month 

Resources


January is National Soup Month 

Resources:  


January is National Slow Cooking Month 

Resources


January is National Oatmeal Month 

Resources


January is National Hot Tea Month 

Resources


National Pizza Week (1/8 – 1/14)

Be sure to celebrate National Pizza Week. Whether you prefer to make your own pizza or order out, enjoy your favorite slice with family and friends during this celebratory week!


Aside from monthly highlights, there are a few noteworthy days to also add to your content calendar this month including: 

New Year’s Day (1/1) 


National Spaghetti Day (1/4) 

Resources: 


National Bean Day (1/6) 

Resources: 


National Apricot Day (1/9) 

Resources: 


National Milk Day (1/11) 

Resources


National Popcorn Day (1/19) 

Resources: 


National Granola Bar Day (1/21) 

Resources: 


National Peanut Butter Day (1/24) 

Resources: 

National Blueberry Pancake Day (1/28)

These little blue gems are jam-packed with nutrition. Take some time to enjoy some blueberry pancakes on this day. You can use fresh or thawed frozen blueberries when cooking up this dish!


What types of content could you build around these January blog post ideas?

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

The Takeaway  

Lean into some of these January blog post ideas to help alleviate some pressure when trying to think about what you’ll write about next. Join conversations that are already taking place online and tailor them to your ideal client so you can customize your message and help provide solutions to their problems.  

Be sure to check out my blog for useful tips and tricks when it comes to self-publishing, writing, editing, proofreading, and content inspiration! 

💡Looking for more monthly content inspiration?

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