Resources for Health Professionals

Welcome to the Share the Pasta resource page!

These resources are specifically designed for registered dietitians, nutritionists and healthcare professionals. Here you will find information on pasta and health, pasta and nutrition and pasta research, as well as general information and pasta recipes you can share with your clients.

Resources include infographics, fact sheets, blogs, healthy recipes and Q&As and the tools you need to teach consumers how pasta can fit into a healthy diet and “share the pasta” good news with your colleagues, clients, students and media. 

The following resources provide helpful information about the role pasta plays in health.

Pasta & Health

Pasta is a staple in the Mediterranean Diet, and an ancient food that has been nourishing, sustaining and captivating the people in the Mediterranean region as well as people all over the world for hundreds of years. This fact sheet describes some of the many ways pasta can be part of a healthy diet.

Perfect Pasta Pairings

Pasta cuts across cultures, cuisine, age, and dietary boundaries like no other food. It is ideal paired with fresh herbs or canned beans, spicy peppers or mild cheeses. There are hundreds of pasta shapes made all over the world. Here’s a guide to help you create your own perfect pasta pairing

Five Reasons To Love Pasta

Any type of pasta — fresh, frozen, filled or dried — can fit into a healthy diet. The Dietary Guidelines highlight three healthy eating patterns: U.S.-Style, Vegetarian and Mediterranean-Style. Whether white, whole wheat, whole grain, gluten-free, legume or bean-based, pasta pairs perfectly with the foods in these meal plans. Keep reading for more reasons to include pasta in your diet!

Farmers Market Recipe Card

Healthy pasta recipe shared with key opinion leaders and registered dietitians at the 2022 Produce for Better Health Consumer Connection Conference.   

Pasta: A Pantry Must Have

Keeping pantry staples like pasta on hand is always helpful, especially for those days when the fridge, freezer and cupboard are a bit bare – no need for pricey takeout or complicated recipes.

Tips For Adding More Plant-Based Foods Into Your Diet

Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to give up meat and dairy. But, it does require making a conscious effort to choose more foods from plant sources every day. In addition to fruits and vegetables, plant-based eating also emphasizes grain foods like pasta, nuts, seeds, oils, legumes, lentils and beans. Check out these tips for getting started.

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