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

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

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

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

Nutritional Analysis

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Sandra Frank, Ed.D, RDN, LN

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 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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