Friday, November 26, 2021

The Day After Thanksgiving - Food and Nutrition Topics

Black Friday Exercise Guide

Maize Day, also known as corn, is a large grain plant.


National Flossing Day
The Medical Benefit of Daily Flossing Called Into Question. The American Dental Association responds.


Sinkie Day
. Celebrated the day after Thanksgiving for people who enjoy eating over the kitchen sink.





Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Day Special Edition
Safety, Healthy Choices, Vegetarian Ideas,
Singing Turkeys with a Message
and a Special Wish


How to Cook a Whole Chicken or Turkey
The only way to know food has been cooked
to a safe internal temperature is to
use a food thermometer.

Healthy Eating Tips for Thanksgiving


Controlling Thanksgiving Portion Size


Plan Meals Using
Portion Control to Minimize Waste


Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu


Vegetarian Turkey

Protesting Turkeys
You Can't Gobble Me by the Turkey Singers.

A Thanksgiving Day Wish


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget 
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, 
but to live by them.” 
– John F. Kennedy


May your Thanksgiving be filled with special moments,
happy traditions, and the love of family and friends.

warm wishes, Sandra and Jake Frank


Thanksgiving Song
by Mary Chapin Carpenter




Thursday, November 18, 2021

Good-bye Food Pyramid, Hello Food Plate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is retiring the Food Pyramid and replacing it with a plate icon. The new image is expected to be revealed on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

I'm not sorry to see the food pyramid being replaced. The design presented challenges in counseling and education.

The USDA said in a statement this week that the new food icon would be "part of a comprehensive nutrition education initiative providing consumers with easy-to-understand recommendations, a new website with additional information, and other tools and resources."


The plate design will be a welcomed change. One of the advantages in using a food plate is the ability to visually demonstrate portion sizes.

 The History of Plate Sizes

Fast foods do not have a monopoly on super size. The plate industry has had its own growth spurt during the past 50 years. In the 1960's dinner plates were about 8.5 to 9-inches in diameter and held about 800 calories; by 2009 plate size had grown to 12-inches with the capacity to hold about 1900 calories. The calorie differences are illustrated in the graphic below. (Calorie amounts will vary depending on the foods you choose.)

Graphic 1


Our Eyes Can Deceive Us

Last night, I tried an experiment with my family. First each person was presented with dinner on an 8.5 inch plate. Then I removed the plates and set out the 12-inch plates. When asked which plate had more food, five out of six said the 8.5 inch plate.

The amount of food was identical, but when comparing the two sizes the participants looked to see how much food filled their plate.

                                                                   Graphic 2

This is a further illustration of the same amount of food on different plate sizes. The larger the plate, the smaller the food appeared.


Next, I wanted to see how much food the different size plates could hold.  The calorie amounts differ from graphic 1 due to the foods I used, but there was a significant increase in calories as the size of the plate grew.



Plate Size Matters

The History of Plate Sizes

Fast foods do not have a monopoly on supersize. The plate industry has had its own growth spurt during the past 50 years. In the 1960s dinner plates were about 8.5 to 9-inches in diameter and held about 800 calories; by 2009 plate size had grown to 12-inches with the capacity to hold about 1900 calories. The calorie differences are illustrated in the graphic below. (Calorie amounts will vary depending on the foods you choose.)


Thursday, November 11, 2021

November 11, Veterans Day
November is Military Family Appreciation Month


Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor American Veterans - past and present. We thank you for your courage, loyalty, and bravery in your service to our country; and honor the sacrifices of your families.


Military Families are important as the strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families. They are a vital connection between Soldiers and the military's ability to remain strong. All military families, Active, Guard, Reserve, survivors, veterans, and retirees are giving back in this time of need. With thousands of Soldiers deployed, recognizing the daily sacrifices made by military families has never been more important.


In an effort to serve military families, the USDA and the White House addressed the concerns and challenges of our military families. In August 2012, President Obama Signed an executive order to improve Access to mental health services for veterans, service members, and military families.

History of Veterans Day



To Our Military & Their Families
Thank you for keeping us safe.


Tribute to Dogs of the Military







Resources
Army OneSouce









Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Books for Young Readers on Food and Nutrition


Books for Young Readers on Food and Nutrition












Saturday, November 6, 2021

National Nachos Day
Nacho in a Cup

Nachos are tortilla chips covered with cheese, salsa, and may include a number of the toppings listed below. Serve as an appetizer or main course.

Common toppings:
Beans, Black, Pinto, or Refried
Cheese, shredded
Chili con carne                   Cilantro
Ground beef, chicken         Chorizo
Guacamole                         JalapeƱo peppers
Lettuce                                Lime
Olives                                  Onions, diced
Sour cream                         Tomatoes

Nacho in a Cup

Ingredients
1 Tbsp Guacamole
2 Tbsp Salsa
1 Tbsp Black Bean Dip
3 Tortilla Chips, salt-free, crushed
1 Tbsp Shredded Cheese, low fat
2 Plantain Chips

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Monday, November 1, 2021

November Health, Nutrition, and Food 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. To view the entire Newsletter online click hereWellness News is updated daily and links are provided. 




November


November Highlights


American Diabetes Month

Military Family Appreciation Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month and
COPD Awareness Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

National Healthy Skin Month
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Hospice Palliative Care



National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
Prematurity Awareness Month
National Adoption Month
Family Stories Month
World Vegan Month





National Roasting Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Pepper Month
National Pomegranate Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month
Raisin Bread Month
Sweet Potato Awareness Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness 

MADD's Tie One On For Safety Holiday 
Native American Heritage Month

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