Thursday, February 21, 2019

National Nutrition Month,
“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”

I enjoy playing with words and seeing if I can come up with a meaningful world that goes with the National Nutrition Month® Theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”

With some juggling and creativity, here is what I came up with.


National Nutrition Month® (NNM) is more than a game; it is a "nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy). The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits." 




What does "Eat Right, 
Your Way, Every Day" Mean?








National Nutrition Month
Go Further with Food

National Nutrition Month® 2018 is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

2018 NNM Theme - "Go Further with Food". The foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® encourages us to achieve the numerous benefits healthy eating habits offer, but it also urges us to find ways to cut back on food waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home will help you "Go Further with Food" while saving both nutrients and money. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics https://www.eatright.org/



National Nutrition Month, Preview

March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM), a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The March 2011 theme for National Nutrition Month® is "Eat Right with Color."




The theme explores the health benefits associated with eating foods of many colors. "Eating a rainbow" refers to including color diversity in your meals and food choices, so as to enhance your intake of a wide range of nutrients. During the month of March, we will explore the colors of foods and their benefits.

Red and Pink Foods
Hosts: Robert (Red) and Pam (Pink)
Apples, Beets, Cayenne, Cherries, Cranberries, Guava, Kidney Beans, Papaya, Pink Beans, Pink/Red Grapefruit, Pomegranates, Radicchio, Radishes, Raspberries, Red Bell Peppers, Red Cabbages, Red Chili Peppers, Red Corn, Red Currants, Red Grapes, Red Onions, Red Pears, Red Peppers, Red Plums, Red Potatoes, Red Tomatoes, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelons

Green Foods
Host: Grace (Green)
Alfalfa, Artichokes, Arugula, Asparagus, Avocado, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Broccoli rabe, Brussels Sprouts, Celery, Chives, Collard Greens, Cucumbers, Dandelion Greens, Edamame, Endive, Fennel, Green apples, Green Beans, Green cabbage, Green Grapes, Green Olives, Green Onion, Green Pears, Green Peas, Green Pepper, Green Tomatoes, Honeydew, Kale, Kiwi, Leeks, Lettuce, Limes, Mint, Okra, Oregano, Parsley, Pistachios, Snow Peas, Spinach, Sugar snap peas, Swiss Chard, Tarragon, Tomatillo, Wasabi, Watercress, Zucchini

Blue and Purple Foods
Hosts: Brooke (Blue); Betty (Light Blue); and Peggy (Purple)
Blue Grapes, Blue and Purple Potatoes, Blueberries, Dried Plums, Plums, Eggplant, Pomegranates, Elderberries, Juniper Berries, Kelp (Seaweed), Purple Belgian Endive, Purple Cabbage, Purple Figs

Yellow and Orange Foods
Hosts: Yoko (Yellow), York (Yellow) and Oliver (Orange)
Apricots, Bananas, Butternut Squash, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cheddar Cheese, Citrus Fruits, Clementines, Coriander, Corn, Creamsicle, Dill, Garbanzo Beans, Golden Apples, Golden Flax Seed, Golden Raisins, Grapefruit, Honey, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin Oranges, Mangoes, Nectarines, Orange Jello, Orange Peppers, Orange Tomatoes, Oranges, Papaya, Parsnips, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Pineapple, Pumpkin, Rutabagas, Saffron, Salmon, Spaghetti Squash, Squash Blossoms, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tangerines, Whole Grains, Yams, Yellow Apples, Yellow Beans, Yellow Peppers, Yellow Summer Squash, Yellow Wax Beans

White and Black Foods
Hosts: Wendy (White) and Brian (Black)
White: Cauliflower, Coconut, Garlic, Ginger, Green Onions, Scallions, Horseradish, Jicama, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Millet, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Quinoa, Shallots, Soy Products, Sunflower Seeds, Tofu, Turnips, White Beans, White Corn, White Sesame Seeds

Black: Black Beans, Black Cherries, Black Currants, Black Mushrooms, Black Olives, Black Quinoa, Black Raspberry, Black Rice, Black Sesame Seeds, Black Soybeans, Blackberries, Boysenberries, Prunes, Raisins, Seaweeds, Tamari (Soy Sauce)


My staff and I started the project in September 2010, when ADA announced the theme. Over the next five months, we would take over 600 photographs of colorful foods in order to create the March presentation for NNM. Many of the photographs are available for purchase with the proceeds going to special need young adults. Contact Dr. Sandra Frank for additional information (recipenews@gmail.com).

Sunday, February 10, 2019

National Jell-O Week

February is National Snack Month


 


Week



Jelly or jello comes from gelatin. The Gelatin found in Jell-O comes from the collagen in cow or pig bones, hooves and connective tissues. Gelatin is not recommended for vegetarians. In 1923 D-Zerta became the first sugar-free gelatin dessert.  

Agar or agar-agar is a gelatinous substance derived from agarophyte (red algae). Agar is used as an ingredient in desserts, a vegetarian gelatin substitute, a thickener for soups, in jellies, ice cream and other desserts. Agar-agar is approximately 80% fiber and serves to regulate bowel movements.  

Agar-agar is sold in packages as washed and dried strips or in powdered form. For making jelly, it is boiled in water until the solids dissolve. Sweetener, flavouring, colouring, fruit or vegetables are then added and the liquid is poured into molds to be served as desserts and vegetable aspics, or incorporated with other desserts.  Reference: Wikipedia



Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist known for her work in Jell-O. Her artwork is exhibited across the country and internationally. Hickok’s San Francisco in Jell-O has been covered by The New York Times, Harper’s, Gastronomica, and appeared on the cover of Artweek. Hickok also appeared on the Food Network Awards Show, where she won an award for “Best Use of Food as Art Medium.” Click the link to view Liz Hickok portfolio







As a dietitian, gelatin became known as a stable for clear liquid and full-liquid diets. It is often recommended for vomiting as a means to replace fluid loss and provide calories. The sugar-free gelatin became a favorite for individuals as a "Free Food" on weight-loss programs and diabetic diets. Gelatin is considered a fluid and therefore must be calculated when a patient is placed on a fluid restriction. 


Jell-O Commercial

2010




Links
Jell-O Recipes
7 Wacky Jell-O Molds from Around the World

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Social Media Dietitians

"Making the World a Healthier Place"



Social Media Defined.

Social media has become an integral part of modern society. There are general social networks with user bases larger than the population of most countries. There are niche sites for virtually every special interest out there. There are sites to share photos, videos, status updates, sites for meeting new people and sites to connect with old friends. It seems there are social solutions to just about every need.
     
- Cameron Chapman, written exclusively for WDD1

Social Media is the ability to Communicate and Interact with people of similar interests throughout the world by means of the World Wide Web (Web for short). Social Media is still in its infancy, but currently it is being used in numerous areas, such as:
Networking
Education
News
Arts and Entertainment
Marketing, Advertising and Sales
Brand Recognition
Philanthropy
Friendship and Support

Social Media History

The history is short, but the growth massive. In December 1995 about 16 million people (0.4% World Population) were using the Web. By September 2010 the number grew to 1,971 million users (28.8% World Population) 2.

Social Media has become a major force in communication utilized by individuals, women, men, children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, families, media, professional associations, educators, health professionals, government agencies, business, industry, advertising, marketing, public relations, charitable affiliations, religious organizations, support groups, artists and entertainers. The impact is at the local, statewide, national and international levels.


Significant Events in the Development of Social Media
1965                            The first network experiment was conducted.
1981                            IBM creates its first Personal Computer; Microsoft creates DOS.
1983                            DNS (Domain Name System) is designed
1987                            10,000 hosts on the Internet; 25 million PCs sold in US
1989                            100,000 hosts on Internet.

1991, August 6th          the World Wide Web becomes public.
2000, February            10,000,000 domain names have been registered
2000, September         20,000,000 websites on the Internet, numbers doubled since February 2000
2003                           LinkedIn founded.
                                  MySpace founded.

2004                           Zuckerberg launches "Thefacebook"
2005                           YouTube.com launches
2006                           Twitter is created by Jack Dorsey
                                  Estimated 92 million Web sites online
2010                           Twitter has grown worldwide and currently has more than 100 million users

2010, July                   Facebook has more than 500 million active users



 LinkedIn was founded in 2003 and was one of the first social networks devoted to business. Originally, LinkedIn allowed users to post a profile and to interact through private messaging. Gradually, other features have been added, including groups, question and answer forums, and advanced profile features, including real-time updates.

 As of November 2, 2010, LinkedIn had more than 80 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Quantcast reports LinkedIn has 21.4 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally.


 MySpace.com was founded in 2003 and by 2006 had grown to be one of the most popular social networks. It offers a variety of tools and features, including blogging and instant messaging. Due to the competition from Facebook, MySpace shifted its focus to social entertainment (sharing music, movie and TV-related content). It now has some 125 million users but with decreasing traffic (2010). Fastest growing demographics are 18-24 year olds.



 Facebook started out as a Harvard-only social network back in 2004. In 2008 Facebook became the most popular social networking site, surpassing MySpace, and continues to grow. July 2010 Statistics: Over 500 million active users (50% of which sign-in daily); Over 900 million pages, groups, communities and events; Over 150 million active users who access through mobile devices.



 YouTube was the first major video hosting and sharing site, launched in 2005. Users can upload videos and share them through YouTube or by embedding them on other websites (social networks, blogs, forums, etc.). YouTube’s major social features include ratings, comments, and the option to subscribe to the channels of a user’s favorite video creators.  In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google Inc. and now operates as a subsidiary of Google. In October 2010, Google published its third quarter financial results for the year, which stated that YouTube was serving two billion videos a week accompanied by advertising.



Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular articles and updates. A typical blog combines text, images and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to the topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112,000,000 blogs.


Blogger is a blog publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was launched in 1999 by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Blogger was ranked 16 on the list of top 50 domains in terms of number of unique visitors in 2007.Wordpress is one of the most popular blog platform on the Internet, with both an online hosted version and a downloadable self installation version available. WordPress offers many features including RSS syndication and easy to use administration features.


 Twitter is a micro-blogging platform. It was founded in 2006. As of April 2010, Twitter users were signing up at the rate of 300,000 daily and the site had over 105 million registered users. There are over 55 million daily tweets and 600 million daily search queries.





Opportunities for Dietitians


The dietitian is using Social Media to communicate, teach, learn, share and exchange information and ideas. The dietitian can be found:
  • Networking with colleagues locally, statewide, national and/or international
  • Reporting on the News
  • Writing Blogs on numerous subjects, including nutrition, health, recipes, shopping, editorials, consumer interests, weight control, diabetes, networking, child nutrition and many more diverse topics.
  • Designing online resources and tools for the consumer, educator, journalist and health professional
  • Working with the government, industry and professional associations to develop nutrition education programs
  • Utilizing entertainment and art to send health messages
  • Offering Continuing Education courses
  • Providing online nutrition counseling
  • Creating communities to offer support to colleagues and the consumer
  • Developing friendships
Can you think of other ways dietitians are using social media?


References.
  1. The History and Evolution of Social Media
  2. Internet World Stats
  3. Dietitians-Online.com 




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




Nutrition Shop








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





Nutrition.gov News

Dietitian Blog List