Friday, December 21, 2018

National Kiwi Fruit Day


The Kiwifruit


History of the Kiwifruit.
Originally discovered in the Chang Kiang Valley of China, kiwifruit was considered a delicacy by the great Khans who enjoyed the emerald green color and wonderful flavor. By the mid-1800s, the fruit had found its way into other countries and was nicknamed the Chinese gooseberry. New Zealand growers started to export this exotic fruit to specialized markets around the world.

Then in 1962, a California produce dealer began importing New Zealand gooseberries. The dealer renamed the product "kiwifruit" because of its resemblance to the fuzzy brown kiwi — New Zealand's funny-looking national bird. By the late 1960s, California began producing its own kiwifruit in the Delano and Gridley areas.

How to Eat A Kiwi

There's no "right" or "wrong" way to eat California Kiwifruit. But since most people find that slicing and scooping is a good way to get the most from their kiwifruit, we coined the word "slooping" to describe it! Here's how to sloop your kiwi:

Using a sharp knife, slice the kiwifruit lengthwise to create two identical halves. Then use a spoon to scoop the sweet, delicious meat of the kiwifruit from each half. Looking for maximum fiber and nutrition? Don't throw that skin away! It's loaded with nutrients and fiber, so rinse it off and bite right in! 



The kiwifruit is a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Fiber. It is low in calories, low in sodium, has no cholesterol and only a small amount of fat. 


One Large Kiwifruit weighs about 3.5 ounces (100 grams) and provides the following nutrition.


Recipe from California Kiwifruit Commission.

Kiwi Mint Lemonade
Makes 4 servings 




If you don't have mint, try fresh lemon balm. The lemonade is also delicious without the herbs. 

Ingredients
1 cup (250 mL) water
 ½ (125 mL) cup granulated sugar
 ½ (125 mL) cup packed fresh mint leaves
 3 California kiwifruit
 3 lemons
 Sparkling water

Directions
1. In a medium saucepan, heat water with sugar over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint leaves. Let stand 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, peel kiwifruit and cut into chunks. Puree in a food processor. Place puree in a pitcher. Strain cooled syrup into a pitcher, pressing on mint, then discard leaves. Refrigerate until cold. Squeeze juice from 2 lemons. Stir into kiwifruit mixture. Taste, squeeze in juice from remaining lemon for a tarter lemonade.


3. Pour into glasses. Top with sparkling water. Serve garnished with a slice of kiwifruit. Makes about 2¼ cups (550 mL) without sparkling water, enough for 4 drinks.


For more recipes, visit the California Kiwi Commission.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Social Media Dietitians

"Making the World a Healthier Place"



Social Media Defined.

Social media has become an integral part of modern society. There are general social networks with user bases larger than the population of most countries. There are niche sites for virtually every special interest out there. There are sites to share photos, videos, status updates, sites for meeting new people and sites to connect with old friends. It seems there are social solutions to just about every need.
     
- Cameron Chapman, written exclusively for WDD1

Social Media is the ability to Communicate and Interact with people of similar interests throughout the world by means of the World Wide Web (Web for short). Social Media is still in its infancy, but currently it is being used in numerous areas, such as:
Networking
Education
News
Arts and Entertainment
Marketing, Advertising and Sales
Brand Recognition
Philanthropy
Friendship and Support

Social Media History

The history is short, but the growth massive. In December 1995 about 16 million people (0.4% World Population) were using the Web. By September 2010 the number grew to 1,971 million users (28.8% World Population) 2.

Social Media has become a major force in communication utilized by individuals, women, men, children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, families, media, professional associations, educators, health professionals, government agencies, business, industry, advertising, marketing, public relations, charitable affiliations, religious organizations, support groups, artists and entertainers. The impact is at the local, statewide, national and international levels.


Significant Events in the Development of Social Media
1965                            The first network experiment was conducted.
1981                            IBM creates its first Personal Computer; Microsoft creates DOS.
1983                            DNS (Domain Name System) is designed
1987                            10,000 hosts on the Internet; 25 million PCs sold in US
1989                            100,000 hosts on Internet.

1991, August 6th          the World Wide Web becomes public.
2000, February            10,000,000 domain names have been registered
2000, September         20,000,000 websites on the Internet, numbers doubled since February 2000
2003                           LinkedIn founded.
                                  MySpace founded.

2004                           Zuckerberg launches "Thefacebook"
2005                           YouTube.com launches
2006                           Twitter is created by Jack Dorsey
                                  Estimated 92 million Web sites online
2010                           Twitter has grown worldwide and currently has more than 100 million users

2010, July                   Facebook has more than 500 million active users



 LinkedIn was founded in 2003 and was one of the first social networks devoted to business. Originally, LinkedIn allowed users to post a profile and to interact through private messaging. Gradually, other features have been added, including groups, question and answer forums, and advanced profile features, including real-time updates.

 As of November 2, 2010, LinkedIn had more than 80 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Quantcast reports LinkedIn has 21.4 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally.


 MySpace.com was founded in 2003 and by 2006 had grown to be one of the most popular social networks. It offers a variety of tools and features, including blogging and instant messaging. Due to the competition from Facebook, MySpace shifted its focus to social entertainment (sharing music, movie and TV-related content). It now has some 125 million users but with decreasing traffic (2010). Fastest growing demographics are 18-24 year olds.



 Facebook started out as a Harvard-only social network back in 2004. In 2008 Facebook became the most popular social networking site, surpassing MySpace, and continues to grow. July 2010 Statistics: Over 500 million active users (50% of which sign-in daily); Over 900 million pages, groups, communities and events; Over 150 million active users who access through mobile devices.



 YouTube was the first major video hosting and sharing site, launched in 2005. Users can upload videos and share them through YouTube or by embedding them on other websites (social networks, blogs, forums, etc.). YouTube’s major social features include ratings, comments, and the option to subscribe to the channels of a user’s favorite video creators.  In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google Inc. and now operates as a subsidiary of Google. In October 2010, Google published its third quarter financial results for the year, which stated that YouTube was serving two billion videos a week accompanied by advertising.



Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular articles and updates. A typical blog combines text, images and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to the topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112,000,000 blogs.


Blogger is a blog publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was launched in 1999 by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Blogger was ranked 16 on the list of top 50 domains in terms of number of unique visitors in 2007.Wordpress is one of the most popular blog platform on the Internet, with both an online hosted version and a downloadable self installation version available. WordPress offers many features including RSS syndication and easy to use administration features.


 Twitter is a micro-blogging platform. It was founded in 2006. As of April 2010, Twitter users were signing up at the rate of 300,000 daily and the site had over 105 million registered users. There are over 55 million daily tweets and 600 million daily search queries.





Opportunities for Dietitians


The dietitian is using Social Media to communicate, teach, learn, share and exchange information and ideas. The dietitian can be found:
  • Networking with colleagues locally, statewide, national and/or international
  • Reporting on the News
  • Writing Blogs on numerous subjects, including nutrition, health, recipes, shopping, editorials, consumer interests, weight control, diabetes, networking, child nutrition and many more diverse topics.
  • Designing online resources and tools for the consumer, educator, journalist and health professional
  • Working with the government, industry and professional associations to develop nutrition education programs
  • Utilizing entertainment and art to send health messages
  • Offering Continuing Education courses
  • Providing online nutrition counseling
  • Creating communities to offer support to colleagues and the consumer
  • Developing friendships
Can you think of other ways dietitians are using social media?


References.
  1. The History and Evolution of Social Media
  2. Internet World Stats
  3. Dietitians-Online.com 




Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16 - Nutrition, Food, Health Topics,
World Food News, Photography and History

Day of the Mushroom
#DayoftheMushroom - Nutrition Profile  http://bit.ly/2qBMDt3




National Eggs Benedict Day

#NationalEggsBenedictDay - a day set aside to enjoy poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce and Canadian bacon or ham on English muffin halves. http://bit.ly/2H6AcwB



Today in Food History

1521 Martin Luther arrived at the Diet of Worms. This was NOT the first fad diet.

1890 Donald Forsha Jones was born (died June 19, 1963).  American geneticist who invented the double-cross method of hybrid corn development, making the production of high-yielding hybrid corn practical.

1906 William James Farrer died. An Australian agriculturist, he developed new varieties of wheat.

1928 Ellsworth Milson Statler died. American hotel owner, founder of Statler Hotels. His Statler Hotel in Buffalo, New York was the first hotel in the U.S. to have running water and private baths in each room.

1941 The original Elsie the Cow died.  Elsie the cow was originally a cartoon character appearing in ads for Borden Milk.  She is buried in Plainsboro, New Jersey.




 News and Blogs

1. Time to Swoon for Mushrooms! #DayoftheMushroom @brghealth http://brghealth.com/time-to-swoon-for-mushrooms/


2. Mediterranean Spinach Salad with Feta and White Beans #meatlessmonday Elena Paravantes #RDN http://bit.ly/2qDzu2H
3. Does ginger help nausea? #NutritionAction http://bit.ly/2H31doE

4. FDA Investigates Salmonella Infections Linked to Shell Eggs from Rose Acre Farms. Affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 w/date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or principal side of the carton or package http://bit.ly/2JPJWwN

5. Why ‘healthy’ snacks could be stopping you from losing weight Leanne Ward, #RDN https://ind.pn/2HDu7sB


6. Grocery Stores Get Mostly Mediocre Scores On Their Food Waste Efforts https://n.pr/2IYVmx6 7. #EarthDay (April 22) is a perfect time to look at food choices and how they affect the planet http://bit.ly/2qClB5Q


7. The Dilemma of the #GlutenFreeDiet   
https://on.wsj.com/2EOoRPD




Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 15 - Nutrition, Food, Health Topics, World Food News, Photography and History

Food History: April 15, 1955, McDonald's corporation opens first franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois – The start of the #FastFood Industry  http://bit.ly/2qyzRwx



World Art Day – A Look at the Food Museum  http://bit.ly/2JLj7tI  #MOFAD Museum of Food and Drink-Located in NYC A great place to learn about the history and cultural foods.

  





News and Blogs
1. Over 40? Here's why you probably need more vitamin D
http://cravingsomethinghealthy.com/over-40-you-probably-need-more-vitamin-d/


2. Soy: A Great Plant Protein for Your Muscles - Food & Nutrition Magazine, Kelly Jones, #RDN http://bit.ly/2H5o9Qg


3. Mung Bean Protein Isolate May Improve Insulin Response, Reduce Fat Accumulation - study published in Journal of Nutritional Science http://bit.ly/2HAHlq3



4. Should You Really Worry About Buying Organic Produce If You're Trying To Get Pregnant? https://r29.co/2IThMzR



5. Top ten expert tips for maintaining weight loss. http://bit.ly/2IWpIjJ



6. Quick Tips for Professional Looking Food Shots http://bit.ly/2HBwQmj




Friday, April 13, 2018

April 13 - Nutrition, Food, and Health Topics: National Donor Day, Peach Cobbler, Make Lunch Count, World Food News, Photography and History

Today’s Events

National Donor Day - National Donate Life Month

NationalDonorDay - April is National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month manages and promotes Donate Life℠, the national brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org; and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation National Donate Life (Blue and Green) Day




Make Lunch Count Day 

Healthy Lunch Recipes





Recipe
National Peach Cobbler 
Light Fresh Peach Cobbler http://bit.ly/2IMMWJi




Photo of the Day



On this Day in History

1902 Baron Philippe de Rothschild was born (died Jan 20, 1988).  Innovative member of legendary Bordeaux wine-growing family.

1916 Funk Brothers Seed Company sold the first U.S. shipment of hybrid seed corn to Samuel Ramsay of Jacobsburg, Ohio.

1916 Edna Lewis was born, southern chef and author of 'The Taste of Southern Cooking' (1976).

 2008 The National Meats Institute in Uruguay organized a record Largest BBQ, grilling about over 26,000 pounds of beef on a mile long bbq grill using 6 tonnes of charcoal.

2013 John Galardi died (born March 4, 1938).  Founder of Wienerschnitzel (originally Der Wienerschnitzel) hot dog fast food chain. (Hot Dog Trivia and Facts)


News and Blogs

1. How to Share Health At Every Size® and Intuitive Eating with Friends & Family - Vincci Tsui, RD
http://vinccitsui.com/blog/2018/04/share-haes-ie/


2. 10 Ways to Get Kids Cooking Breakfast - Mom's Kitchen Handbook @MKHandbook https://www.momskitchenhandbook.com/uncategorized/how-to-get-kids-to-make-breakfast/

3. Should You Be Taking Pre-Workout Supplements? Benefits, safety, and downsides http://bit.ly/2HwW1GF #RDN Pam Bede, Torey Armul #Shape

4. 10 highlights from the 2018 Farm Bill. Updated farm bill addresses the SNAP program while delivering much-needed support and certainty to farmers and ranchers. http://bit.ly/2qtlnNy

5. Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British study reports https://wb.md/2vav1Ks

6. Healthy Plant-Based Diets Are Associated with Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality in US Adults | The Journal of Nutrition http://bit.ly/2ISXner

7. How to perk up your sad desk salad. Rachel Berman, #RDN https://nbcnews.to/2IQXG9i

8. Brussels sprouts push nutrition in classic Caesar salad http://bit.ly/2GZ0zIQ





9. How an R.D. Spends 2 Hours Every Sunday Meal Prepping for a Stress-Free Week, Brigitte Zeitlin, #RDN http://bit.ly/2vb9eST




Thursday, April 12, 2018

April 12 - Nutrition, Food, and Health Topics: Grilled Sandwich, Licorice, World Food News, Photography and History

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day 

A grilled cheese sandwich is assembled and then heated until the bread crisps and the cheese melts, sometimes combined with additional ingredients such as tomatoes, bacon, ham, peppers, and assorted fruits. Several different methods of heating the sandwich is used. Common cooking methods include cooking on a griddle, grilled, fried in a pan, broiled, or made in a panini grill or sandwich toaster.




National Licorice Day
#NationalLicoriceDay - Please note warning  https://wb.md/2IKy6CU

Warning: Licorice when consumed in high amounts, glycyrrhizin, a sweet compound found in licorice root, causes potassium levels to temporarily drop, which in turn may cause abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, swelling, lethargy and, in extreme cases, even heart failure. These issues normally go away once consumption stops.


Photo of the Day
Spring Cleaning

On this Day in History

1837 William Procter, James Gamble started making, soap and candles.

1912 Clara Barton died (born Dec 25, 1821). Founder of the American Red Cross.

1949 United Fruit Co. registered the 'Chiquita Banana' trademark for fresh bananas.

1988 The first U.S. patent on an animal life form was issued to Harvard scientists for a genetically engineered mouse.

1989 The USSR issued ration cards for sugar due to a shortage.

2001 Maryland banned the farming of genetically modified fish in any waters linked to other bodies of water. 

News and Blogs

Need a reason to eat more fruit? We have 6, #NutritionAction


Protein Ingestion before Sleep Increases Overnight Muscle Protein Synthesis Rates in Healthy Older Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial  http://bit.ly/2EC8GFb


Louisiana House members advance bills focused on school safety, nutrition http://bit.ly/2EC8GFb


Eatright and Exercise to stay Healthy: Exercise Nutrition




Nutrition Shop








Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018 - Nutrition, Food, and Health Topics: Parkinson's Awareness Month, National Pet Day, World Food News, Photography and History

April, Parkinson's Awareness Month 

Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease
#WorldParkinsonsDiseaseDay Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease http://bit.ly/2EB2iOs


#WorldParkinsonsDiseaseDay Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease: Cook Well, Stay Well with Parkinson's Disease - Super Foods for Super People with Parkinson's Paperback – 2003, Kathrynne Holden #RDN  https://amzn.to/2JxvppD



#WorldParkinsonsDiseaseDay  Eat Well, Stay Well With Parkinson's disease, Kathrynne Holden #RDN  https://amzn.to/2qnL0zi



National Pet Day
Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans. - Robert Wagner


#NationalPetDay - Health Benefits http://bit.ly/2nABGcz


National Cheese Fondue Day
#NationalCheeseFondueDay – Recipe: Foolproof Cheese Fondue, Cooking Light http://bit.ly/2Hxpr7H


Today in History

1926 Luther Burbank died. American horticulturist, he developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables, including the Burbank Potato (1873), the Shasta Daisy, over 100 varieties of plums and prunes and 10 varieties of berries.

1986 Kellogg’s ended tours of its breakfast cereal plant for fear that industrial spies would obtain company secrets.




News and Blogs

1. Easy, Healthy Five-Ingredient Recipes for the Family, @jlevinsonrd https://jessicalevinson.com/healthy-five-ingredient-recipes/


2, The importance of eating together, Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD http://www.amdietetics.com/articles/the-importance-of-eating-together


3. Nutrition therapy guidelines will help people living with HIV stay healthy http://bit.ly/2IK1WY7


4. Race day nutrition: what you should eat before and after running, Kelsey Herrick, Sanford dietitian. http://bit.ly/2GU5Ay6


5. Izola White’s soul food restaurant was a landmark in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood from 1957 - 2010, offering home-style cooking & a friendly atmosphere that drew generations of locals. Thank you for your kindness RIP. https://trib.in/2v3zSx9


6. These 12 Foods Are Loaded With Pesticides, According to a New Report http://bit.ly/2v68Gxv





Monday, April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018 - Nutrition, Food, and Health Topics: Chinese Almond Cookie Day, World Food News and History

Chinese Almond Cookie Day Recipe: Chinese Almond Cookie Day http://bit.ly/2v1OBso

Chinese almond cookie is a plain cookie with an almond in the center, which was thought to bring good luck. Almond cookie is dry, crispy, and sweet. It can be found in bakeries in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, as well as Chinatowns in cities worldwide.



Chinese almond cookie (known in the USA) is adapted from the Chinese walnut cookie from China, which first appeared in the Ming Dynasty during the 16th century.

The recipe was introduced from the first wave of Chinese immigration to the U.S. in the 19th century. Today this recipe is widespread around the world, and there is even a National Chinese Almond Cookie Day on April 9th.


Today's Recipe and Photo

Brown Rice, Quinoa, Barley and Oats with Asparagus and Strawberries, 1 serving


Ingredients
1/2c Brown Rice, Quinoa, Barley, and Oats, prepared
14 Asparagus Spears, steamed
4 Strawberries, sliced

Directions
1. Prepare multi-grains as per manufacturer’s directions.
2. Lay asparagus down on the plate; like a tree trunk.

3. Top asparagus with sliced strawberries.


News

1. Jacksonville veterans use fitness, nutrition to treat PTSD
https://www.news4jax.com/news/local-veterans-use-fitness-nutrition-to-treat-ptsd_


2. Maine Farmland Trust rebrands nutrition program for low-income shoppers http://bit.ly/2GJgFGh

3. Dads need to play a greater role in preventing childhood obesity, says study | Toronto Star http://bit.ly/2Hl7Q2x

4. 811 HealthLine expanded in Newfoundland and Labrador to include dietitian services | The Pilot http://bit.ly/2HqgzAJ

5. 25 Vintage Kitchen Tools You Don't See Anymore #NationalCherishanAntiqueDay https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g4105/vintage-kitchen-tools/



Today in History

1850 William Prout died. An English chemist, he was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions - carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

1872 Samuel R. Percy of New York received a patent for dried milk. (Milk Trivia and Facts)

1950 Pierre Gagnaire was born. French chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur. Considered one of the founders of both fusion cuisine and molecular cuisin
e.




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