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





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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Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018 Food and Nutrition Topics - National Nutrition Month

National Pack Your Lunch Day - Over 50 Healthy Work Lunchbox Ideas http://bit.ly/2oYkOLt  #NationalNutritionMonth  #MealPlanning #ReduceFoodWaste 





Nutrition Across the Lifespan. Directors of three U.S. nutrition research centers went to Capitol Hill March 8 to emphasize the critical role good nutrition plays in good health and the ways federal nutrition research can help keep people healthier and combat the nation’s rising health-care costs. http://bit.ly/2p4XR8S  #TuftsNow


Lentil recipes for National Nutrition Month. Melissa Joy Dobbins  #RDN talks about the health benefits of lentils. http://abc7.ws/2FJ1s6K




Debate stirs over 'America's Harvest Box,' food benefit plan,  Associated Press. The proposal, unveiled last month in the Trump administration's 2019 budget, is part of an effort to reduce the cost of the SNAP program by roughly $213 billion over a 10-year period.  http://bit.ly/2p4UdMh


Nutrition labels were a California thing, but now the whole US is following the state’s lead http://bit.ly/2FEu0OL




Thursday, March 8, 2018

World Kidney Day - Kidney Disease in Women


All About the Day
World Kidney Day started in 2006 and celebrated on the second Thursday in March. The mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The 2018 theme is focused on Kidney Disease In Women.


World Kidney Day - Are Your Kidneys OK?
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More than 600,000 women die every year from chronic kidney disease, the eighth leading cause of death among women. Chronic kidney disease, a progressive condition in which the kidneys are damaged and function reduced, affects 195 million women worldwide. Women face additional risks to their kidney health, specifically during pregnancy, but may be less likely to access treatment such as dialysis and kidney transplantation in some parts of the world.

To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day 2018, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) highlights the impact of kidney disease on women’s health and the urgent need for targeted, gender-sensitive prevention and treatment throughout the lifecycle of girls and women.

To reduce the risk of kidney disease in women, advocate for strategies targeting the main risk factors through lifestyle changes, patient education and screening:
1. Implement public health policies that support lifestyle changes by facilitating healthy food choices, promoting physical activity and reducing tobacco use.
2. Increase patient awareness of kidney disease through effective patient education.
3. Implement systematic screening for kidney disease risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity in women throughout the life course.

Resources
1. World Kidney Day
2. The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Kidney Community Kitchen
3. National Kidney Foundation
4. National Institutes of Health, Chronic kidney disease
5. WebMD, Chronic Kidney Disease



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 6, National Nutrition Month Topics

National Dentist’s Day

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums.

#NationalDentistDay – What You Eat Affects Your Teeth  http://bit.ly/2D4CCZC #NationalNutritionMonth


#NationalDentistDay –  What (and How) to Eat When You're Having Dental Issues #NationalNutritionMonth http://bit.ly/2tmb5Dp



National Oreo Cookie Day

Oreo is a commercial brand of biscuit usually consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet cream filling in between. As of 1974, Oreo's are marketed as "Chocolate Sandwich Cookies" on the package. The version currently sold in the United States is made by the Nabisco. Starting in January 2006, Oreo cookies replaced the trans fat in the cookie with non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.

#NationalOreoCookieDay How bad are Oreo’s? This nutrition l abel will tell you 




Sunday, February 11, 2018

Edible Art: Olympic Colors



The symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings, colored blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field. This was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, adopted in June 1914 and debuted at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.

The Olympic Charter states the Olympic symbol represents the union of the five regions of the world and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.


Olympic Colors made from fresh foods.


Olympic Cups and Skewers

Cup
: Layer raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, yellow squash, and blueberries in a dessert cup.

Skewer
: Use a wooden skewer. Add the following fruits and/ or vegetables: zucchini or kiwi; yellow squash or grapefruit; blueberries; raspberries; and blackberries.

Serve skewer in Olympic cups.

Nutrition Information.

41 Calories
1 g Protein
10 g Carbohydrates
3 g Dietary Fiber
0 g Fat
0 g Saturated Fat
0 mg Cholesterol
36 mg Vitamin C
1 mg Sodium 


Monday, December 25, 2017

A Social Media Happy Holiday
Dietitians, Food and Nutrition Community

Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday 
and a Healthy and Happy New Year




From all of Us, We wish you and your loved ones 
a very Happy Holiday 
and The Frank Family   




Sunday, December 17, 2017

Go Fund Me - Help Build a Home for People with Special Physical Needs wanting to be Independent


Jake is my son. He was born 29 years ago. By the time he was 6 months we learned he had Cerebral Palsy. The doctor didn't give us much hope, but that night Jake looked up at me and smiled. Like most special need parents we were looking for a miracle.  As Jake grew older we learned he was a quadriplegic, but blessed with the ability to talk. All his other needs required assistance. But I promised Jake and myself we would stay together and make it. 

Before Jake was born, I completed my Doctorate Degree and worked as a College Program Director. I raised grant monies for Meals on Wheels for the elderly, disabled, and people with AIDs.

I wanted to be a great mother, but I needed to support Jake's medical needs. (Jakes' father left when he was 4 years old). I found work I could do mostly at home. For over 40 years as a single mother, I worked a full-time job and 4 part-time jobs. I paid my taxes, Medicare, and Jake's medical bills for 29 years plus.

As the years passed, I worried what would become of Jake. There was no family left and he did not want to go to a group home.

I turned our home into a Boarding House hoping to create a home for other people with special needs.

There was no money to make repairs and upgrades to the home. The medical bills came first. If I don't make the upgrades, we will be forced to move out.

I don't have much money to hire an aide,  So I had to give up my work and became Jake's caregiver. I'm in my 60's and I am trying to do my best, but it is becoming more difficult.




Please help us. We want to stay together and I would like to leave the house to Jake and other people needing assistance - giving people a sense of Independence and self-esteem would mean the world to me. 




Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

with warmest regard,
Sandy and Jake 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Portuguese Kale and Potato Soup, Gourmet
Nutritional Analysis Correction and Recipe Makeover



Nutritional Analysis Correction
The nutritional analysis provided used raw potatoes with the peel. Analysis provided (per serving): Calories 459, Total fat 24g, Saturated fat 6g, Cholesterol 39mg, Sodium 1468g, Carbohydrate 49g, Fiber 5g, Protein 15g

The corrected version used potatoes cooked and peeled.
Corrected Analysis (per serving)

Note: Most recipes are written based on the foods we need to purchase. However, when analyzing a recipe, foods need to be entered in the ready-to-eat form.

Modification.
The recipe makes for a hardy meal. It is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C and a good source of fiber. 

With some slight adjustments we can lower the sodium, fat and calories.
    *Omit 1.25 teaspoon Salt
    *Omit the one tablespoon Oil (at the end of the recipe).

These changes will save you 35 calories; 4 grams fat; and 728 mg sodium per serving.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Dietitians Online Store
Spread Good Health this Holiday and Every Day


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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Do You Know What's On Your Kitchen Sponge?


One of the most dangerous sources of virulent bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus and others, is the kitchen sponge and 'dish cloths' in American homes.

Ways To Clean Your Kitchen Sponge or Dish Cloth

1. Wet the sponge well and microwave it on high for about 2 minutes. Be careful a dry sponge can catch on fire.

2. Wash it in the hot cycle of your washing machine and leave them there through a drying cycle.

3. Clean the sponge and sanitize it in a diluted bleach solution (1 tablespoon of bleach added to 1 gallon of water) before using a second time.

4. Replace worn sponges rather than reusing.

5. Avoid using your kitchen sponge to wipe up raw eggs, meat juice and other food items typically high in harmful bacteria. If you do use your sponge for such purposes, wash and disinfect it immediately afterward.

6. Clean your sponge after each use.


Resources.

Eat Right. Dos and Don'ts of Kitchen Sponge Safety
Home Food Safety. How Safe is Your Kitchen?

Nutrition.gov News

Dietitian Blog List