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Create a visual of a protein and health-related theme

Infographics provide an excellent visual platform to communicate nutrition and health concepts in an efficient, easy to interpret, creative, and colourful way. They offer an excellent opportunity to share evidence-based information with healthcare professionals working with patients, as well as to communicate directly to the public (e.g. as posters in public spaces and on social media). The design and development of infographics is an excellent skill for students/trainees to develop.

Why a protein foods infographic competition?

The Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) has developed the 2020 “Visualize Me” CNS Protein Infographic Competition in an effort to increase the knowledge and awareness of nutrition communicators, healthcare professionals, and non-governmental organizations, and future professionals on the definition, types (e.g. animal and plant-based foods), and proportions of daily foods that contain protein and the sources of protein-rich foods.

This competition challenges participants to create factual, evidenced-based infographics that are visual and contain key messages that are simple to understand. To assist, a Protein Foods Resource Document has been created, along with three mini-resource documents targeting specific audiences: older adults, healthcare professionals, and nutrition educators.

Competition submission deadline via the online Infographics Management Tool -  December 18, 2020.  You will need to be a CNS Member to access this Tool. 


1. To be eligible to participate in this competition, applicants:
2. Here is how you can take part in the “Visualize Me” CNS Protein Infographic Competition:
The following websites may offer useful tools and tips +/-


3. Infographic Submission

Before you submit your Infographic, please make sure you have read, and pay careful attention to, the checklist below.  These items are needed to support your infographic entry.  You will be able to return the Infographics Management Tool multiple times to submit/edit your entry(ies) or to create additional ones.  


Please note, incomplete submissions will not be reviewed

Download Infographic Submission Checklist .pdf. 

When you are ready, click the button below to enter the Infographics Management Tool.  You will need to be a CNS Member to access this tool. Once in the tool, click on “Create a Infographic Submission” to submit all of the required information. You can return to this form multiple times to submit/edit your entry(ies), to complete with the required documentation, or to create additional entries. This form will automatically save every 10 seconds.

Click here to submit infographic in the Infographics Management Tool


4.  Review Process:


5. Presentation Process:

If your infographic has been approved, you will be asked to follow these instructions:


6. Award Package: 

The FIRST place infographics from each category will be published (incorporated) in the Guelph Family Health Study Cookbook, published on the CNS website, promoted and shared via the CNS social media channels, receive a certificate achievement and monetary prize.

Guidelines for CNS Infographic Usage
For authors of CNS infographics 
Guideline for Authors +/-

Authors will be asked whether or not they agree with the sharing of their infographics if they are chosen as one of the finalists.
If authors agree, we ask that some verbiage is added to the chosen infographic to be posted on the website. For example: “This infographic was chosen as 1st place finalist in the CNS 2021 Infographic Competition.”

Citing CNS infographics in research 
Citing CNS Infographics +/-

CNS Infographics may be cited in your research providing that you include the following information:

  1. Author(s)
  2. Infographic title
  3. Website name
  4. The infographic publisher (e.g. Canadian Nutrition Society)
  5. The creation date (although it is also acceptable to use the “posted” date)
  6. Original URL

For example, the formula for citing an infographic for APA is as follows:

Author Last Name, Author First Initial. (Published date). Title of the infographic. Retrieved (date of retrieval), from URL.
Hutchinson A and Panahi S. 2020. Covid-19 and Nutrition: stay strong by eating healthy. Retrieved May 2020, from

Thanks to the Helderleigh Foundation for making this competition possible.




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