Teach your client or patient the basics of nutrition! Macronutrients are what our plates are built around – and each macro has its purpose. Inside you will find 4 sections – Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, and Hydration.

These handouts can be used with a diverse range of medical conditions or health needs. Education about macronutrients will enhance and enrich your clients education and understanding of how they can best make changes to their diet and lifestyle.

  • Basic nutrition education
  • Meal planning
  • Weight loss
  • Wound healing
  • Intuitive eating
  • Sports nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Diabetes
  • Heart health

This Macronutrient Guide will be used countless times in your practice!


“Protein is a nutrient with an important role in our bodies. It provides the tools necessary to heal from wounds, build and maintain muscle, and is used in many biochemical processes that our bodies do every day to function as normal.”

  • A front-back handout that is complete with protein source list, serving sizes, tips for choosing protein, and protein focused snack ideas!


“Carbohydrates have an important role in a healthy diet. They act as fuel for our bodies, both as an easy energy source during exercise, but also as a source of energy for our brains to think, process, and send signals to the rest of the body.”

  • A front-back handout that is complete with discussion on complex vs. simple carbohydrate sources, tips on beverages, fruit/vegetable intake, and whole grain choices!


“Dietary fats have many essential roles in a healthy diet. Not only do fats provide energy for our bodies, but they are necessary to absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K. The human body will not function properly without fat in the diet.”

  • A front-back handout that is complete with discussion on unsaturated vs. saturated fats and tips for choosing the right fats to cook with, snack on, and to avoid!


“Staying well hydrated is important for our bodies to function as normal. Water helps our bodies filter out waste and supports organ function by delivering nutrients to all areas of our body.”

  • A one-page handout on hydration, complete with general fluid recommendations and tips on how to stay hydrated!


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  • Great handout for clients

    Lots of detailed information for each macro nutrients. I love that it mentioned to ask your dietitian for personalized recommendation.

  • Macronutrients

    Great handout that is in an easy to read format for clients. It summarizes all the macronutrients for clear answers and definitions.

  • Great Info for my Clients!

    This handout is perfect for my clients. It breaks down the macronutrients and water with just enough detail without being overwhelming. Great resource!

  • Comprehensive and Client-Friendly!

    It’s hard to write a guide to macros with the right level of detail, but this sheet accomplishes just that! It explains why each macro is needed, educates on nutritious sources, and includes practical tips. This is just what I’ve been needing for my clients.

  • Great Patient Handout

    This handout goes into each macronutrient and what a good/typical serving size is. I like that it tells you to refer to a dietitian for personalization.
    Also has some helpful information for each category on what would be a healthy choice. Helpful!

  • Guide to protein

    Great idea and format…but not sure that whole grains are really 7 g pro per half cup cooked

    • Thank you for your comment and concern. I appreciate the feedback!

      I checked many references on whole grains, and reflecting back on this, I believe I intended to list this as a range for protein on the whole grains and made a small mistake which I will correct. On the back side of the protein handout, it is encouraged to do label reading, as different whole grains will contain different amounts of protein. Indeed, there are some whole grains that do reach this 7 g amount, but many are less as you have mentioned. Many packages of grains will list a serving size of 45 grams, which will range from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup uncooked and whole grain products like pastas – typically a 2 oz portion uncooked is how I was referencing this amount. My references for this are doing my own label reading research at the grocery store, and referencing online resources including The Whole Grain council: https://wholegrainscouncil.org/blog/2014/02/whole-grain-protein-power

      I will make the correction on this handout and would love to send you the corrected copy. Would you reach out to me via email at [email protected] and I will get you the corrected version.

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