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




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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.




Friday, April 6, 2018

April, National BLT Sandwich Month


Ingredients
3 slices Turkey Bacon
2 slices Tomato
Romaine Lettuce
2 tsp Light Mayonnaise
2 slices Whole Wheat Bread
3/4 oz Muenster Cheese, low fat
4 Grapes


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

National Pecan Day - Food Styling: Butternut Squash with Pecans

April is National Pecan Month
Pecans are a good source of fiber and protein. They  
are sodium-free and cholesterol-free.
A healthy snack, but watch the portion size.








Butternut Squash with Pecans


April, National Pecan Month with Recipes

Pecans are a good source of fiber and protein. They  
are sodium-free and cholesterol-free.
A healthy snack, but watch the portion size.



Pecan Recipes
 Butternut Squash with Pecans 






1. I love Pecans, Recipes
2. EatingWell, Healthy Pecan Recipes
3. Shape, 8 Amazingly Delicious and Healthy Pecan Recipes


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