Friday, July 1, 2011

July Wellness News and Events

Current News, Resources and Events in Nutrition, Food, Health, Environment, Safety and Disability Rights. Encourages awareness and inspires ideas for Journalists, Educators, Consumers and Health Professionals. Wellness News is up-dated daily and includes weekly and daily events. To view the entire Newsletter online click here or subscribe to Wellness News by adding your email address to the link on the left.

July 2011 Featured Causes and Events

An Independence Day Tribute

National Blueberries Month
The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) is a non-profit agricultural association representing cultivated blueberry growers and marketers in the United State and Canada. The NABC as established in 1965 and its members currently represent approximately 70% of the North American cultivated blueberry crop

National Ice Cream Month
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. 
The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2011, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 17th.

NRPA encourages recreation facilities and parks across the country to kick-off summer programs, promote outdoor physical recreation, and pull together volunteers to make their outdoor space a thriving center of community activity.

This year’s theme is “Rock Your Park.” NRPA is encouraging members, agencies, and citizens to plan events and initiatives that remind local decision makers and the community of the exciting and vital role parks and recreation play in the lives of Americans.

National Grilling Month
Grilling is applying food directly to the heat and flame of a grill. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has prepared a fact sheet on Grilling and Food Safety. Armed with the fact sheet, you can enjoy many delicious, healthy and safe meals.

July 17th - 20th, 2011 Florida Dietetic Association Annual Symposium: Nutrition Experts “Making a Difference”

The Florida Dietetic Association Board, Executive Director and headquarters staff are proud to extend an invitation to attend the 76th annual symposium at the Hyatt Regency

The FDA annual symposium is always planned with an eye for emerging trends, understanding controversies, and offering a wide-spectrum of educational opportunities. This year there is over 30 educational sessions, including the “Great Vitamin D Debate”, biochemistry of protein to informatics, wound healing, feeding kids, and the latest on dietary guidelines and trends. There will be 80+ vendors providing valuable information and exciting new products.

Join us as we gather in southeast Florida for  diverse educational sessions lead by nationally-recognized speakers in a setting that offers the best of what Florida has to offer.

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