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Food, Nutrition, Health Observances Calendar for August 2014

 

In Season...
Apricots, Bananas, Beets, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Grapefruits, Grapes, Green Beans, Honeydew Melon, Kiwifruit, Lima Beans, Mushrooms, Nectarine, Peaches, Peas, Plums, Radishes, Raspberries, Strawberries, Summer Squash and Zucchini, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Watermelon

National Food Weeks

 
 
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MyPlate: What's the Right Amount of Calories for You?

World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week

Watermelon Day

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World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week

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Julia Child's Birthday

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National Ice Cream Pie Day

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Waffle Day

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National Parks Birthday

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Cooking Skill Workshops

What would you do if you could enlist the help of a professional chef who is also an expert in healthful cooking?

Well, today is your lucky day. You really can get the help of a chef who trained at the Culinary Institute of America and who has spent over 20 years developing amazing techniques and new innovative ideas to improve cooking skills and freshen up old ideas.

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3 Great Ways to Prepare Peaches

Celebrate Peach Month with these 3 great recipes. There are step-by-step instructions, great photos, and even a free nutrition handout that you can download and print!

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables as a Family

August is Kids Eat Right Month! Do you have the resources you need? Check out this free nutrition handout, which is a perfect resource for helping kids and families eat more fruits and vegetables in a fun and balanced way…

10 Free Nutrition Handouts

New handout delivery system for free nutrition handouts will serve more target audiences

Help Kids Eat Right

Happy August! Did you know that this month is the very first Kids Eat Right Month? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Academy Foundation have created a new children’s health and nutrition education campaign, and it comes in the form of Kids Eat Right Month. According to Terri Raymond, RDN and chair of the Academy Foundation, “As children head back to school in August, Kids Eat Right Month will reinforce our program’s core messages of shopping smart, cooking healthy and eating right. By following these principles, we can help ensure children are healthy, succeed in school and grow into healthy adults.”

Ideas for Your August Newsletter

Is your August newsletter ready yet? Today, I’d like to share some of our top ideas for an August newsletter. Feel free to try them out and let me know what you think!

Easy Summer Dinner: Lamb Kabobs

Hey, remember when we did grilling 101 earlier this week? Let’s follow up with a simple and totally delicious dinner that your clients can make on a grill!

A Beginner’s Guide to Grilling

The temperatures are continuing to rise, and in all this heat, who wants to turn on the oven or stove? Help your clients beat the heat with this fun guide to grilling.

Why Try the Mediterranean Diet?

Get a free handout while taking a closer look at the new Mediterranean Diet program…

Refreshing Summer Treats

There’s more to summer refreshment than the siren song of the ice cream truck. Did you know that you can make inexpensive and totally delicious popsicles at home?

Popsicles: A Closer Look

Summer is a great time for popsicles — but are all popsicles created equal? Check out this comparison of popular popsicles’ calorie density, nutrient content, and added sugars…

MyPlate 4-Step Plan for Summer

Tomorrow marks the official start of summer! How will your clients stay healthy and have fun? For some practical advice, we turn to MyPlate. Here are 4 easy steps for making the summer active, healthful, and a total blast…

The Art of Portion Control

Good portion control doesn’t have to mean scarcity. This may not seem like an earth-shattering point, but so many people I talk to think of portion control as the best way to manage deprivation. That’s not it at all! You can control your portions and still feel full — and it’s easier than you think.

Skinny Skinny Whipped Cream

Did you know that you can make 2 cups of whipped cream that only contain 30 calories… total? It’s possible! Check out this post for all the details…

How to Make an Engaging Nutrition Poster

Let this poster inspire you to make your own educational displays. You can use the same basic principle to craft any fun, engaging nutrition poster you’d like. Simply find great photos or drawings of healthful foods (magazine ads are great for this) and form the foods into letters that spell out a key word for your nutrition presentation.

Freezer Magic: 8 Tips for Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

Did you take advantage of a store special on produce? Or perhaps you harvested a lot of items from your garden? Or did you simply buy too much produce to use in a week?
Don’t worry, there’s good news about the bounty that is overflowing from your refrigerator and countertops, and the answer lies in your freezer. You can actually freeze a whole bunch of different fruits and vegetables to use later — we’ll show you how!

MyPlate for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms

Did you know that MyPlate has tons of resources for pregnant and breastfeeding moms? To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), we took a closer look at just what MyPlate has to offer for pregnant and breastfeeding moms…

Vitamin D and You!

July is a great time to make sure that you are getting enough vitamin D while still keeping your skin cancer risk low. Not sure how to do that? Check out this excerpt from our amazing vitamin D education program…

Celebrate Your Inner Chef!

Have you met your inner chef? Are you ready to celebrate that chef? The first step towards celebrating your inner chef is identifying your cooking style. After all, when you know what makes you happy in the kitchen, cooking will become much more fun. So what are you waiting for? Take this quick quiz today!

Grilled Veggies and Spring Farmers’ Markets

Spring and summer bring tons of fresh vegetables from gardens, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores. The latest farmers’ market bounty included ripe beefsteak tomatoes, baby turnip greens, baby carrots, baby bok choy, asparagus, and spinach. Here’s what we made with our delicious haul from the farmer’s market in Boulder, Colorado…

Help Families Cook and Eat Together

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new blog that is designed to help families cook together and put better food on their tables — all with less time and money.
The Chef’s Tips for Healthy Family Cooking Blog is online at NutritionEducationStore.com, and will feature the work of chefs, dietitians, and home economists who team up to write articles, provide shopping lists, and offer great ideas for cooking with kids.

Watermelon Day

Friday is National Watermelon Day. How will you celebrate? Why not check out our fun watermelon facts, then make your own watermelon freezies with the recipe at the bottom of this post?

Stealthy Substitutions

Yes, April Fool’s Day has passed, but there’s still time to play a few taste bud tricks. With this handy guide, you can sneak in some extra nutrition in ways no one will ever suspect – but which will have them asking for more! Check out our creative ideas in this new post.

The Most Important Hour

The most important hour of your day could very well be dinner time. At least from a calorie standpoint. What you do in one hour can make a big calorie impact for calories in and calories out.

Pound of Melon

Do you eat “value meals” at fast food counters? If so, you might want to read our comparison about a different kind of value food – value for your wallet, value for your health and value for how much food you get to eat for so few calories.

No Battles Better Eating

The most surefire way to a better appetite is to burn more calories – run, walk, play – limit screen time.

Children, Activity, Diet

Here is part three of our series, “Children, Activity, and Diet.” We feel that most parents make misguided choices for kids’ meals. This opinion is based on several years of observations of what kids eat …

Farmer’s Market Dinner

I got to visit a Farmer’s Market over the weekend. They had a huge array of tropical fruits, local grown seasonal produce, fresh herbs, sunflowers and more!

25 ingredients, 15 meals

So we decided that we have to come up with a master list of 20-25 foods to buy and show many different fast meals you can make from these ingredients! That is a challenge!!

Kid’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are low in saturated fat and trans fat and the recipe is easy enough for an elementary-aged kid to make, tasty for everyone and a low-cost treat for all – it is our …

Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla pizza is so easy to make – great for an appetizer, snack or light dinner. And really great to feed a bunch of kids who are hungry now!
We started with our favorite salt-free sauce, …

1 chicken – 6 meals – meal 4

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry
This is an easy recipe. We made the brown rice and soaked the shitake mushrooms yesterday. The chicken was already cooked and frozen, too. So the whole thing from start to finish …

 
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