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The National Watermelon Promotion Board created a new watermelon toolkit for registered dietitians with nutritional information, recipes and preparation tips.

The board’s Wide World of Watermelon Registered Dietitian Toolkit offers resources tailored for specific registered dietitian practice areas, including media and communications, school nutrition, retail and supermarket, sports dietetics, private practice, and foodservice, according to a news release.

“Dietitians are trained in nutrition science and fundamentally know that watermelon is a healthy choice. The toolkit goes beyond nutrition to package information and ideas that practicing RDs can implement in a variety of settings,” Stephanie Barlow, the board’s senior director of communications, said in the release.

The digital resource, available at Watermelon.org/Nutrition, also provides links to recipes, articles, cutting and yield infographics, MyPlate guidelines and other educational tools.

“As a nutrition professional focused on sports training, watermelon is a great fit to support active individuals in exercise and body repair. With the toolkit from (the board), key messages and resources about watermelon as a source of potassium and L-citrulline, for example, are at my fingertips,” Chrissy Carroll, registered dietitian and triathlon coach, said in the release.

The new toolkit was launched at the Today’s Dietitian Symposium and is being promoted to a variety of dietetic practice groups.

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