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15 February Blog Post Ideas for Dietitians

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Another month, another round of content ideas! Here are 15 February blog post ideas for RDNs from Heart Health Month and Valentine’s Day to National Canned Food Month and National Chili Day.

Before we dive into these February blog post ideas, let’s highlight some effective ways you can engage with your audience on your social accounts.

Ways to Engage With Your Audience

-Strive to solve a nagging problem.

-Tell a story and connect emotionally.

-Write original, quality content.

-Repurpose existing content into different visuals or graphics.

-Have a content plan and post content consistently.

Fifteen February Blog Post Ideas for Your Content Calendar

Within each theme or holiday listed below, you can customize each to fit the needs of your ideal client. 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 inspiration. There are no affiliate links below.)

Let’s take a look at these February blog post ideas:

February is American Heart Month

February is a time when we can all reflect on our cardiovascular health, or heart health. This year the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention are focusing in on hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

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February is Canned Food Month

There are many reasons to love canned foods. For one, they make cooking at home so much easier because they are convenient and accessible. Second, they are environmentally friendly by helping to reduce food waste. Third, they make donating to families in need a cinch and ensure that people have access to a variety of foods and nutrients throughout the year.

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February is National Cherry Month

You can celebrate National Cherry Month several ways. Whether you decide to pour yourself a glass of cherry juice, snack on a bowl of cherries, or whip up a cherry pie, be sure to celebrate these nutrient-dense ruby gems this month.

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February is National Grapefruit Month

During the winter months is when grapefruit really shines, so it’s no surprise that February is National Grapefruit Month. If you’re not a big fan of grapefruit, I’d encourage you to try again. Did you know there are 7+ varieties of grapefruit?

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February is National Snack Food Month


February is National Potato Lovers Month and National Sweet Potato Month

Potatoes are very versatile and accessible. They are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and provide carbohydrates, potassium, and fiber.

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


National Homemade Soup Day (2/4)

Soup is one of the most comforting dishes you can make during the cold, winter months. Aside from all of the wonderful aromas that will fill your house as it’s simmering on the stove, soups are a great way to deliver more servings of vegetables in your day for both you and your family.


National Pizza Day (2/9)

Whether you choose to make your own, buy frozen, or order out, I don’t think many people will argue against celebrating National Pizza Day. Here’s a quick recipe to make your own whole wheat pizza dough at home!


The Big Game (2/12)

Regardless of who is playing in the “Big Game” this year, you will most likely be partaking in the popular game day foods and festivities including things like wings, chili, dips, pizza, and more.


Valentine’s Day (2/14)

It’s not just about the chocolate and roses. Valentine’s Day is so much more than that. And by more than that, I mean it’s about the meals, too. While many people enjoy eating a special meal out for Valentine’s Day, it’s equally as nice to make dinner at home. Here are some Valentine’s Day meal ideas if you’re staying in this year.


National Almond Day (2/16)

On this day, you get the opportunity to celebrate all the delicious and versatile ways you can enjoy almonds.


National Chili Day (2/23)

Chili is one of my favorite winter dishes. I love pulling out the slow cooker and getting all the ingredients to simmer together for hours on end. Slow and low is the way to go.


National Pistachio Day (2/26)

Pistachios are such a fun snack. Whether you enjoy them in the shell or shelf, lightly salted or not, these nuts are packed with nutrition. Add them to salads, oatmeal, or enjoy as a snack all on its own.


National Strawberry Day (2/27)

Enjoy a bowl of fresh strawberries on National Strawberry Day! No access to fresh strawberries? No problem. You can enjoy frozen strawberries as well. When you choose frozen strawberries for making a smoothie, it makes the drink frothier, resembling more of a delicious, milkshake texture.


What types of content could you build around these food holidays/themes?

  • 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
  • And more!

The Takeaway  

Lean into some of these February 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! 

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