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19+ May Blog Post Ideas for Dietitians

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May is an exciting month for health and wellness bloggers. With holidays like Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day, there is so much to write about. And there are so many recipes to share. There are tons of local farmer’s markets open in most places with an abundance of fresh produce ready to be enjoyed. If you don’t already have your May blog post ideas planned out, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered! Let’s take a closer look into these 19+ May blog post ideas to help fill up your content calendar.

You can customize each of the below themes to fit the needs of your ideal client by tailoring the content to fit your niche.

19+ May Blog Post Ideas for Dietitians – Food and Nutrition

Monthly Holidays in May

Celiac Awareness Month – Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the ingestion of gluten causes damage to the small intestine. During the month of May, the celiac community comes together to help raise awareness for celiac disease and help increase funds for more celiac research. The Celiac Disease Foundation and Beyond Celiac have some excellent resources where you can learn more.

Food Allergy Awareness Month – Did you know about 32 million people in the U.S. have food allergies? And about 6 million of them are children. During Food Allergy Awareness Month, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) is promoting their campaign, #OurTealWayOfLife. They have several downloadable resources such as educational materials, social media graphics, and a list of activities and tools. The Food Allergy Research and Education organization, better known as FARE, helps to enhance the lives of people living with food allergies by empowering them. FARE also has numerous free downloadable resources including checklist, emergency plans, and guides for children and adults with food allergies, as well as caregivers.

National Barbecue Month – The month of May is like the unofficial start to summer, especially when Memorial Day rolls around. All month long, people are excited for the warmer weather so they can get outside again and enjoy activities like gardening and grilling. The Food Channel has 21 recipes to get on your grill during the month of May. What are you waiting for?

National High Blood Pressure Education Month – High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – is a major risk factor for heart disease. In order to raise awareness about the importance of controlling your blood pressure, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have many free resources you can share with clients/patients. You can also feature these topics in your blog articles. The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a flexible and balanced eating plan that helps to create a heart-healthy eating plan for life.

National Osteoporosis Month – About 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) has a campaign this year focused on #ExercisetoMaximize where they will help raise awareness around osteoporosis and the importance of exercise – for all ages – to help achieve optimal bone health. On their site, they feature a social media toolkit, a digital calendar with 31 Ways to Stay Bone Strong, and their are also hosting several awareness events all month long.

National Salad Month – Salads are so versatile and they can (and should) be enjoyed all year long. During the spring and summer months, fresh produce is the star of the show at local farmer’s markets. When building a salad, think outside just the greens. A salad can be a nutrition powerhouse if done correctly. Add color and texture to your salad. Build in different texture with crunchy veggies, add sweetness with fruit, and bump up the protein with nuts, beans, and other protein sources like eggs, cheese, and meats. There are limitless combinations when it comes to the different types of salads you can create. Get creative this month and show readers how to level up their salads.

National Strawberry Month – If you are in need of strawberry resources – like educational materials, recipes, or research – look no further than the California Strawberry Commission website.

Older Americans Month – The Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The 2022 theme is Age My Way, an opportunity for everyone to explore how older adults can remain active within their communities. Use the hashtag #OlderAmericansMonth to follow the conversation all month long.

Women’s Health Month– Not only should we celebrate women’s health all month long, but there is a specific week in May when we can really call attention all women’s health issues – May 8 – 14th, 2022.

National Egg Month – Eggs are an excellent source of protein and they are so versatile. Check out eggsafety.org and incredibleegg.org to learn more about egg nutrition, egg research, and egg food safety. And get access to a ton of egg-based recipes!

National Beef MonthBeef. It’s What’s for Dinner. I’m sure we’ve all heard this tagline before. Beef producers are committed to producing beef in a way that prioritizes the planet, people, environment, and progress. And to top it off, the U.S. is the leader in sustainable beef production. Learn about leaner cuts of meat, beef nutrition, get access to beef recipes, and also become familiar with your local beef council for additional resources.

National Asparagus Month – When I think asparagus, I think spring. This bright green vegetable can be served as an ingredient all on it’s own – grilled, roasted, or sautĂ©ed; or it can be a added to dishes like quiches, frittatas, and more. Check out these 60 amazing asparagus recipes on the Food Network.

Daily Holidays in May

World Tuna Day (5/2)

Cinco de Mayo (5/5)

Mother’s Day (5/8)

National Shrimp Day (5/10)

International Hummus Day (5/13)

National Chocolate Chip Day (5/15) – It’s a good excuse to make some chocolate chip cookies today. (Not that you need an excuse…)

International Burger Day (5/28)

Memorial Day (5/30)Recipes

What’s Trending in May

  1. Highlight some of your favorite brunch recipes for Mother’s Day.
  2. Start an potted herb garden.
  3. Create a list of Spring vegetables to highlight.
  4. Share benefits of visiting your local Farmer’s MarketsFind your local farmer’s market.
  5. Check out Google Trends to see what topics are trending this month.
  6. Visit AnswerThePublic.com to see the user intent behind different trending keywords.

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

  1. Patient/Client Education Materials
  2. Shopping Lists
  3. Checklists
  4. Top 10 Lists
  5. Meal Plans
  6. Snack Ideas
  7. Blog Articles
  8. Instagram Posts
  9. Worksheets and Workbooks
  10. Canva images
  11. Online courses
  12. Webinars
  13. Cooking demos
  14. How-to Tutorials
  15. Videos/Reels
  16. Social media copy
  17. Web copy
  18. Recipes
  19. Digital Downloads

The Takeaway

May is full of great health and wellness content ideas, especially with gardens blooming and produce galore at your local farmer’s market. Lean into some of these May 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.

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