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Food, Nutrition, Health Observances Calendar for January 2023


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Bananas, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mushrooms, Onions and Leeks, Oranges, Pears, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes and Yams, Turnips, Winter Squash

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National Food Weeks


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National Spaghetti Day


National Whipped Cream Day


Bean Day






Apricot Day












Ice Cream Day


Martin Luther King Jr. Day




Rid World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day




Women's Healthy Weight Day

Cheese Lover's Day














National Chocolate Cake Day










January 2022

January 2022 Newsletter and Resources for Premium Food and Health Communication Members: Table of Contents: Read-offline PDF newsletter Research update ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

2022 Predictions and 11 Trends for Food and Nutrition Education

As we welcome 2022 and a new year, it is often fun to contemplate where we have been and where ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Free Resolution Calendar for the New Year

What better way to start off the New Year than with a great calendar full of healthful habits? With built-in goal suggestions and a variety of activities, this calendar has something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Download it today!

Teaching a Cooking Class: Tips and Tricks

I have been teaching a string of cooking classes recently, and boy have I ever learned a lot! Here are the tried-and-true secrets that take a presentation from good to great...

How to Write the Best Nutrition Newsletter

Even in the age of digital media, newsletters are here to stay. But are your newsletters a cut above the rest? Don't miss these valuable tips that will take your newsletters from good to great!

5 Fast and Easy Cooking Demonstration Ideas

Putting together an engaging and informative cooking demonstration is much harder than it looks. Don't worry, though, because our chefs and presenters have tons of wonderful cooking demonstrations under their belts. They've gotten all that work down to a science. In fact, Judy Doherty, PC II and founder of Food and Health Communications, Inc is going to share some of her top cooking demonstration guides here today -- everything from planning to execution.

10 Free Nutrition Handouts

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

January 2021

January 2021 for Premium Food and Health Communication Members: Table of Contents: Read-offline PDF newsletter Research update for professionals White ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

January Resolution: Foster Happiness

This is the first month in what will be a series of articles on Positive Resolutions for 2021. The goal ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Best of 2020

Here are the 16 top posts and nutrition education handouts from 2020 While 2020 goes down in history as the ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Making Family Mealtime Successful

We recently interviewed busy parents who are successful at making family mealtime work in their house. We thought they were ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Best of 2019

2019 was a great year on the Food and Health Communications website. We featured many new topics and trends in ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

January 2020

It's almost a new year, and this time it'll be a new decade too! Check out all the resources we've gathered to make your job easier in 2020...

New Year’s Resolution Resources

What are your resolutions for the new year? What are your clients planning on doing to improve their health? Here at Food and Health Communications, we want to make setting and achieving your goals as easy as possible. That's why we've developed so many great resources just for you. Today we'd like to highlight a few of our favorites, all of which will help you and your clients make and keep your 2013 resolutions.

Rainbow Fruit and Vegetable Activity Ideas

We've all heard about the importance of eating from the rainbow to get a variety of foods and nutrients. In fact, we've probably already taught this concept to our clients. But now it's time for a refresher -- a new way to make eating from the rainbow both fun and possible...

Dietitian’s Cleanse

People appear to be drawn to cleanses, no matter how bad the health consequences of cleansing are. If that's what they want, there's a way to give it to them without endangering their health. Offer a balanced alternative to the cleansing crowd with this free handout, The Dietitian's Cleanse. Developed by Lenore Shamah, MS, RD, this "cleanse" is healthful, balanced, and won't endanger people's hearts.

2019 Food and Nutrition Hot Topics and New Theme Finder

Here are the hottest food and nutrition education topics based on our professional writers' recommendations, customer requests, nutrition research, post ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

New qualified health claim for oleic acid on food packages

On November 19, 2018 the FDA announced a new qualified health claim on food package labels for edible oils containing ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

2019 Resolution Calendar Handout

One of our most popular posts of the year is our "resolution calendar" where we offer a handout that lists ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Diet, cheat, repent, repeat. Sound familiar?

Holidays are a tough time of year to adhere to a healthy diet. Well meaning co-workers bake cookies or stock ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

January 2019

Just because it’s almost January doesn’t mean that there aren’t fun plant-based foods to try in the depths of winter...

Top 25 Posts from 2018

Although 2018 still has a couple months left to go we know they are busy for most people. So we ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Chop Test: An Easier Way to Cook Vegetables

Have you ever wondered if you're cooking vegetables well? I've devised a simple approach that makes determining cooking time and methods a snap! Check out this post for the secret, and don't miss the free infographic!

Kitchen Hack: Roast Chicken, Lentil Soup

Here are 2 wonderful winter meals. One is an elegant dinner for the first night and then a hearty soup ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

“Seasonal” Themed Salad Winter’s Best

Everyone always loves classic salads like Caesar Salad, Chef's Salad, or Greek Salad. They are made with the same ingredients ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Add A Fancy Title To Your Meals

Here is a reason to add a little creativity to your description of fruit and vegetable dishes. Studies show, when ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

January 2018

In the January edition of the members-only nutrition newsletter, it's time to focus on the tools your clients will need to get and stay well in the new year! Take a look...

The Mediterranean Diet: An Intro from Italy

Enrico Forte, an Italian dietitian, has joined us today to talk about the many benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Stop by again on Thursday for a roundup of our favorite Mediterranean recipes!

Best of 2017

Here are the best news and update articles from 2017. You do have to be a member to read the 23 ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Fresh VS Frozen Vegetables – What’s The Difference?

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, more is certainly better. With the latest nutrition research from the UK suggesting ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

10 Commandments of Weight Loss

Here are 10 fun commandments to weight loss. Every little decision counts! We wanted to share these since they are from one of the most popular handouts we have ever created!

Practice Competencies for Nutrition Practitioners to Maintain Credentials

Beginning June 1, 2016, for recertifying credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners completing the 2016-2021 recertification cycle, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) transitioned into an updated credentialing system based on practice competencies...

Nutrition News: Plant-Based Eating Pattern

The U.S. News and World Report recently assessed top diet plans in nine different categories and guess what?

Kitchen Hack: Hand Over the Keys to the Kitchen

This latest kitchen hack has some great information for parents...

The Science of Flavor

You guys, today is a special day! Today I want to share a sneak peek into the exclusive Science of Flavor Course by Chef Robert N. Corey, MBA, AOS, CEC, EWS...

Kitchen Hack: Eat More Fruit

It takes work to have the fruit in your kitchen end up eaten instead of discarded, especially as the week after your last trip to the store progresses and some fruits start to lose their luster. That's where today's kitchen hack comes in...

Kitchen Hack: Tasty Chickpea Nuts

Looking for a fun and healthful snack that has wide appeal? Don't miss today's kitchen hack, which is all about a tasty treat that you can make anytime.

January 2017

I'm so excited to share the first edition of the completely redesigned member newsletter! We have reworked it based on your feedback and now it will offer one easy download, a great white label newsletter, more hot topics, recipes, and kitchen hacks...

Best of 2016

2016 was quite a year in the nutrition education world! The 2015 Dietary Guidelines were published, a new food label ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Plant-Based Eating Pattern Quiz

I'm back with a fantastic quiz from Hollis Bass, MEd, RD, LD. Test your knowledge and share this engaging resource with your clients -- there's even a printable handout at the bottom of the post...

Boost the Appeal of Seasonal Fruit

I just did a fall photo shoot -- wanna see?

Effective Portion Control Ideas

My team and I have created some seriously fantastic portion control plates that will be super useful for your audience. Here's how to use them...

Meatless Meals and Your Health

Research indicates that eating more fruits and vegetables is beneficial to your health. Here are a few painless ways to eat more fruits and vegetable each day...

Kitchen Hack: Herbs and Spices

Do you just want to know an easier way to organize your spices? If so, you're in luck! I just came up with a great way to organize my spice cabinet and now I want to share it with you.

Audience Motivation and Prizes

One way that I like to use positive reinforcement is through prizes that often communicate key lessons as well. This practice adds an extra layer to my presentations, allowing me to address a key subject from yet another angle...

Winter Fruit Plate

On my latest trip to a Vietnamese market, I picked up a dragon fruit. What a neat food! The color is bright fuschia on the outside with white, kiwi-like seeds on the inside. It's a little sour, so it's better to mix dragonfruit with sweeter fruit in a salad as a fun complement. Here's one great way to use this versatile fruit!

3 Tips for Building a Healthier Future

The new year is just around the corner, and resolutions abound! Here's a guide that features 3 simple tips for building a healthier future. Share it with your clients today, and don't miss the free handout hiding at the bottom of this post!

Help Your Clients Get Ready for the New Year

It's almost time for New Year's resolutions! When motivation is running high and enthusiasm for health goals is stronger than usual, it's wise to seize the moment and help guide your clients to improve their health. After all, setting realistic goals and prioritizing issues correctly can go a long way towards actually achieving the resolutions that people love to try out in January.

January 2016

Are you ready for Family Fit Lifestyle Month? How about Healthy Weight Week? Fiber Focus Month? Oatmeal Month? Get everything you need for January, right here, right now!

The Most Beautiful Salads

Today I want to highlight some of the most beautiful salads that you and your clients can make. These are perfect for cooking demos, health fair booth samples, recipe handouts, or really whatever you need, salad-wise. Your clients will love bringing these tasty treats to the dinner table too.

Nutrition News Highlights of 2014

There has been a ton of groundbreaking health news this year. Let's look back at the top nutrition and health stories of 2014...

Best of 2014

It's time to sit back, relax, and look through the 11 best Food and Health blog posts of 2014 ...

Reader Request: Cooking with Ratios

You ask, we deliver! After a few requests from health educators, our team has put together a guide to cooking with ratios. Offer it to your clients or put it up in your own kitchen today!

Take Control of Your Portions

Portion control is just plain hard, and restaurant servings do not help. Today, because I love you, I am offering a free handout full of great ways to reduce oversized portions and manage a healthful diet. Check it out!

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.


It’s Soup Month!

January is Soup Month, and really, what better time is there to warm up with a healthful and light yet filling soup?

High Five for Fiber and Free Infographic

Sometimes, all it takes is a great visual to encourage eating healthfully. Meet the latest addition to our amazing fiber resources, the High Five for Fiber Poster!

My Journey with Fitbit

A few months ago, I decided to get a FitBit. Here's what happened...

Vegetarian Quesadillas

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Fiber Focus Month this January? Why not try these delicious Vegetarian Quesadillas? They're tasty, nutritious, and easy to make.

Family Exercise: 4 Simple Tips for Building a Fun Routine

Did you know that January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month? What a great excuse to get out and exercise as a family! Of course, sometimes that can be easier said than done. Here are 4 tips to help your family develop a fun exercise routine, together.

3 Reasons to Switch To Tea

January is Hot Tea Month! Your celebration calls for more than just the same old tea. Mix things up with this fresh and simple herbal drink...

Fiber Focus Month: Free Handout

We're celebrating Fiber Focus Month this January by giving away one of our most popular handouts: Some Fibers Tame Blood Glucose. Check out the post to get your copy today!

Make a Motivation Kit

If you've got a New Year's Resolution, then you know that a big player in achieving your goal is motivation. Today we're cracking the vault to give you a sneak peek at content that is usually exclusive to our members! This time, we're taking a closer look at motivation...

2014 Predictions and Trends

It's time to start thinking about 2014. What does the New Year have in store? What trends are petering out? Which ones are gaining momentum?

Step by Step

As a follow-up to our latest motivation article, we look deeper into effective ways to implement manageable lifestyle changes...

Cooking Home Run Meals at Home

I am so proud to introduce Home Run Cooking, the latest cookbook from Food and Health Communications. It was truly a labor of love, and I really think you'll like what you see...

Healthful Lunches: What’s in the Bag?

Packing a lunch can be great for your health! Choosing and preparing exactly what you want to eat gives you more control over calorie and nutrient content than you would have in a restaurant or when eating packaged foods. So how can you pack a healthful and satisfying lunch without slaving in the kitchen all day? Try these tips!

Lunch Exercise Adds Up

Fitting exercise into a busy schedule can be difficult, but just because you don't have a 90 minute block of free time to go to the gym doesn't mean that you have to totally give up on getting fit. In fact, lunch breaks offer a great way to burn calories, and this post will show you how!

Start Slow, Keep Steady

Only do enough to get an 80%. What are we talking about? Read on to find a new take on achieving health and fitness goals...

Addition, Subtraction, and Diet

Newspapers, magazines, and the evening news are filled with calls to eat less of this and more of that, but is simply subtracting certain foods from the diet the way to a healthful lifestyle? Find out in today's 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.

Healthy Kitchen Makeover

Have you seen our new Healthy Kitchen poster? Check out the picture above or visit it in our store. We're so excited about it, that we have decided to share all of our top kitchen makeover tips in one handy-dandy blog post. After all, it's officially Spring, which makes it the perfect time for SPRING CLEANING. Try these handy tips to clean up your kitchen and make it more efficient than ever.

Basic Poultry Broth

Did you know that the leftovers from a roast chicken or turkey can make a phenomenal broth that can last for months in the freezer? Check out our simple techniques for creating and preserving a delicious staple that should be in every chef’s repertoire.

Fiber is Your Friend

This post explores the basics of fiber. Learn about the differences between soluble and insoluble fiber, fiber's health benefits, where to find high-fiber foods, and more!




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