Monday, May 28, 2012

Kids Eat Right, Monday Message for May 28, 2012

Article of the Week
Young people with a positive image of themselves don’t obsess about calories, food or weight. 
4 ways to give your child the gift of a positive body image.  

Hot Tip
Pack food right from the refrigerator into your picnic cooler
immediately before leaving home. 

Recipe of the Week
Pick up a precooked pork loin roast from your
supermarket deli counter to make these
quick sandwiches for your kids.  

Featured Video
Want to give your kids a tasty, creamy snack that hits the spot on hot days? 
Try Mom's Mango Smoothie!  

The Kids Eat Right Monday Message is a benefit of the Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteer program.

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012 Nutrition Highlights, Events, and Food Finds

Heat Safety Awareness
Brown-Bag-It Day
Gifts from the Garden
Cooking with Spaghetti Squash
National Brown-Bag-It Day

Gifts from the Garden Month
Not yet, but in about 6 to 8 weeks I should have a
garden filled with fresh vegetables.

Cooking with Spaghetti Squash

Recipe Makeover: Bon Appétit Slow-Roasted Salmon with
Cherry Tomatoes and Couscous

The original recipe is located at the following link: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes and Couscous 

With some slight changes and portion control, you can save over 200 calories, 10 g fat, 30 mg Cholesterol, and 237 mg Sodium.

Modified Slow-Roasted Salmon with
Cherry Tomatoes and Couscous

Yogurt Sauce
1 cup plain low fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 bunch dill fronds
1/2 bunch thyme sprigs
3-pound center-cut skin-on salmon fillet (prepare 4 oz cooked Salmon per person)
8 ounces small cherry tomatoes on the vine

Tomatoes and Couscous
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 cup Israeli couscous, dry (1/2 cup cooked per person)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Yogurt Sauce. Mix yogurts, dill, chives, and lemon zest in a medium bowl until well combined. Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and chill.

Salmon. Preheat oven to 325°. Pour 3 Tbsp. oil in a roasting pan just large enough to fit the salmon. Make a bed of herbs in bottom of pan; top with salmon, skin side down. Drizzle salmon with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil. Top with tomatoes. Bake until salmon is just cooked through in the center (a small knife will slide easily through flesh), 25–30 minutes.

Tomatoes and Couscous. Toss tomatoes in a medium bowl with 2 Tbsp. oil and parsley. Set aside. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add couscous and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain couscous; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in butter and 1 Tbsp. oil. Gently fold tomatoes into couscous.

Serving. Use a large spoon or fork to serve salmon, leaving skin in pan. Serve with yogurt sauce and couscous.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Patient, Physician and Nutrition

Are you eating well?
Is not a medical nutrition diagnostic tool.

When was the last time your physician asked you -
what are you eating?

By the time a nutrition deficiency
shows up in your laboratory test -
Prevention is too late.

Contact the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
to find a Registered Dietitian
in your area.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stamp Out Hunger with the
National Association of Letter Carriers
on May 12, 2012

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the National Association of Letter Carriers will do their part to Stamp Out Hunger across America. Now in its 20th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2011, 70.2 million pounds of food was donated, which brought the grand total of donations to more than 1.1 billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive.

Donate items, such as canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.

Stamp Out Hunger 2012 

Who's Hungry in America?

Remember to help out on May 12, 2012.
Place non-perishable food products in a bag and leave at your mailbox.
Your Letter Carrier will deliver the food to local food banks.
To find out how you can help go to

Monday, May 7, 2012

Nutrition Education for Older Adults, #4

Kids Eat Right, Monday Message for May 7, 2012

article of the week
Are you an athlete mom who wants to also breastfeed your baby? Follow these tips!

hot tip
What's for breakfast? Even if kids are on their own in the morning, most can make these easy breakfasts.

recipe of the week
Like Italian Beef? Try this wonderful version with an easy and different crust of noodles that you'll use again and again for other casseroles.

featured video
Sweet potatoes are popular because they taste great and are a nutrition superstar. Try these Sweet Potato Strips next time your child wants a snack.

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