Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018 Food and Nutrition Topics - National Nutrition Month

National Pack Your Lunch Day - Over 50 Healthy Work Lunchbox Ideas http://bit.ly/2oYkOLt  #NationalNutritionMonth  #MealPlanning #ReduceFoodWaste 





Nutrition Across the Lifespan. Directors of three U.S. nutrition research centers went to Capitol Hill March 8 to emphasize the critical role good nutrition plays in good health and the ways federal nutrition research can help keep people healthier and combat the nation’s rising health-care costs. http://bit.ly/2p4XR8S  #TuftsNow


Lentil recipes for National Nutrition Month. Melissa Joy Dobbins  #RDN talks about the health benefits of lentils. http://abc7.ws/2FJ1s6K




Debate stirs over 'America's Harvest Box,' food benefit plan,  Associated Press. The proposal, unveiled last month in the Trump administration's 2019 budget, is part of an effort to reduce the cost of the SNAP program by roughly $213 billion over a 10-year period.  http://bit.ly/2p4UdMh


Nutrition labels were a California thing, but now the whole US is following the state’s lead http://bit.ly/2FEu0OL




Thursday, March 8, 2018

World Kidney Day - Kidney Disease in Women


All About the Day
World Kidney Day started in 2006 and celebrated on the second Thursday in March. The mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The 2018 theme is focused on Kidney Disease In Women.


World Kidney Day - Are Your Kidneys OK?
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More than 600,000 women die every year from chronic kidney disease, the eighth leading cause of death among women. Chronic kidney disease, a progressive condition in which the kidneys are damaged and function reduced, affects 195 million women worldwide. Women face additional risks to their kidney health, specifically during pregnancy, but may be less likely to access treatment such as dialysis and kidney transplantation in some parts of the world.

To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day 2018, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) highlights the impact of kidney disease on women’s health and the urgent need for targeted, gender-sensitive prevention and treatment throughout the lifecycle of girls and women.

To reduce the risk of kidney disease in women, advocate for strategies targeting the main risk factors through lifestyle changes, patient education and screening:
1. Implement public health policies that support lifestyle changes by facilitating healthy food choices, promoting physical activity and reducing tobacco use.
2. Increase patient awareness of kidney disease through effective patient education.
3. Implement systematic screening for kidney disease risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity in women throughout the life course.

Resources
1. World Kidney Day
2. The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Kidney Community Kitchen
3. National Kidney Foundation
4. National Institutes of Health, Chronic kidney disease
5. WebMD, Chronic Kidney Disease



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 6, National Nutrition Month Topics

National Dentist’s Day

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums.

#NationalDentistDay – What You Eat Affects Your Teeth  http://bit.ly/2D4CCZC #NationalNutritionMonth


#NationalDentistDay –  What (and How) to Eat When You're Having Dental Issues #NationalNutritionMonth http://bit.ly/2tmb5Dp



National Oreo Cookie Day

Oreo is a commercial brand of biscuit usually consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet cream filling in between. As of 1974, Oreo's are marketed as "Chocolate Sandwich Cookies" on the package. The version currently sold in the United States is made by the Nabisco. Starting in January 2006, Oreo cookies replaced the trans fat in the cookie with non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.

#NationalOreoCookieDay How bad are Oreo’s? This nutrition l abel will tell you 




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