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!
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...
Here's the newest nutrition newsletter, packed with everything you need to make May your best month yet!
Pea shoots are larger than "sprouts" but are not mature enough to produce peas. They taste like peas and have a delicate flavor. Plus, their versatility makes them delicious whether they are raw or cooked. Find out what we bought at the farmers' market this week and see the dishes we made with our finds!
Calming your brain while promoting mindfulness is great news for your health, as is finding healthful ways to get rid of stress, tension, and anxiety. With that in mind, I asked my team of artists to come up with some great coloring pages that also promote healthful dietary messages...
Eating seasonally is a fun way to introduce new foods and pep up your eating pattern. Here are a few of my favorite May recipes...
Here's the next edition of the all-new member-exclusive newsletter! Check out the great research, handouts, and recipes in the May issue...
Today is the first installment of a new series that I created to help educators achieve their goals...
According the the latest estimates from the CDC, "each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases"...
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...
Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month? Celebrate with this fantastic recipe for Strawberry Supreme -- it's perfect for a snack or dessert!
I know your days are busy. I know your planner is packed. And I know that new resources can really make a difference for you and your clients. Today I want to share a free version of one of my very favorite resources: the white label newsletter...
May is full of reasons to celebrate nutrition and health! Get the latest materials for International Mediterranean Diet Month, Salad Month, and Digestive Diseases Awareness Month, along with mindful eating research, tips for cooking with kids, strategies for shifting to a healthier eating pattern and more!
Did you know that May is International Mediterranean Diet Month? A Mediterranean diet features many of the building blocks that can aid weight loss, improve health, and even boost energy levels. It has also been cited as a healthy eating pattern by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which use a Mediterranean-style diet as an example ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Today I want to start a new series: Kitchen Hacks. In this series, I'll share the tips and tricks I've learned while spending years in kitchens all across the United States. These will be fun tidbits for cooking demonstrations, recipe inspiration, email blasts, handouts, presentations, activities -- however you'd like to use them!
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "In the United States, nearly one in three adults has hypertension, but only about half (47%) of those have it under control."
May is Digestive Diseases Awareness Month, so today we're going to explore 5 different digestive diseases -- celiac disease, Crohn's disease, diverticular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and ulcerative colitis. There's even a free disease overview handout!
It all started as a reader request...
I could not be more excited about this incredible dessert, which I first developed for the Nutrition Month Communicating Food for Health newsletter last year. Ever since its debut, rave reviews have been pouring in. So I decided it was long past time to offer you a free handout with this recipe.
Help your clients reduce the sodium in a bowl of soup by making soup at home. Here are my top 5 favorite soup recipes, which are perfect for cooking demonstrations or speedy handouts. You can also prepare samples at home and then bring them to your next session. The samples make equally-good health fair booth lures. Which will you try first?
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!
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.
New handout delivery system for free nutrition handouts will serve more target audiences
Are you looking to make healthful treats for Memorial Day, but still hoping to impress your guests? Well, look no further, because we've got everything you need to make tasty food that is good for your health! These amazing recipes are perfect for any spring or summer party.
There are many elements that can put your heart at risk. Here's a rundown of each, just for you. Even one risk factor can put your heart in serious danger. So get informed, then start taking steps to reduce your risk of heart disease.
What celebration is complete without a hint of decadence? This Mother's Day, skip the cake but keep the festive feeling with a light and balanced dessert!
Is the link between saturated fat and heart disease really as tenuous as some bloggers and journalists believe? Get Dr. James J. Kenney's take on the sources and the facts...
It's Salsa Month! To celebrate, we're sharing some of our very favorite ways to use salsa. Today's recipe is light, nutritious, and totally delicious.
Mother's Day is just around the corner! How will you celebrate the mothers in your life? May we make a humble suggestion? Try salad!
As a follow-up to our latest motivation article, we look deeper into effective ways to implement manageable lifestyle changes...
We are starting to make and photograph all of our recipes - over 1000! First up - 25 salads in 2 days. What we discovered, is that there is more than one way to make a salad! Here are fun tips, photos and recipes so easy you don't need a recipe. Vote on your favorite or give us a tip and win a prize.
Did you know that May is Salad Month? Here at Food and Health Communications, we absolutely ADORE salads. Celebrate with us by trying some of these fun salad recipes. Remember, salad doesn't have to be dull, flavorless, "rabbit food" -- it can be tasty, filling, and fun!
It's Blood Pressure Awareness Month -- are you ready to pack in all the heart-tastic celebrating that you possibly can? We thought we'd begin with a list of 6 easy tips to help promote heart health...
Today we're going to talk about delicious ways to balance your plate like MyPlate, especially when it comes to getting enough dark green vegetables. Dark green vegetables include tasty greens like collards, chard, spinach, mustard, kale, spring greens, and pea shoots. A cup of these vegetables contains a scant 50 calories and anywhere from 4% to ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
On Tuesday, Enrico Forte taught us about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Today we're going to help make integrating that advice easy for you with a collection of our favorite healthful Mediterranean recipes.
Worldwide hypertension is the #1 risk factor for earlier mortality in middle-aged and older adults. Data from the NHANES surveys suggests the sodium intake of Americans has been increasing since the 1980s. Certainly the average salt content of processed foods is not going down in the US, despite growing evidence that excessive salt intake is the #1 cause of increasing blood pressure with age and the development of hypertension.
Want to learn the basics of blood pressure but aren't sure where to start? Check out this post, which puts all the information you need in a simple, engaging format. Learn about what's normal, what's not, and how to improve blood pressure today!
Too much sodium is bad for your health. Today's article explores the impact of sodium consumption on health and then offers a variety of strategies to help reduce sodium intake.
Too much salt can be very dangerous for your health. New studies indicate that there may be a link between sodium consumption, stroke, and senility!
Public health week continues with this article about the link between diet, exercise, and heart disease. Two recent large, long-term epidemiologic studies add to the growing data linking diet to increased risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.
I have been cooking at home a lot more. Usually I cook a lot but end up eating 2-3 meals out a week - like a bagel stop for breakfast and a favorite (healthy lowfat vegetarian but salty) Mexican meal for dinner. At the last checkup I noticed my blood pressure had risen - usually ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Avoiding heart disease requires more than switching to turkey and chicken. Eating enough fruits and vegetables and avoiding excesses of salt and fat are also key. One study shows great benefits by getting enough fruits and veggies!
Reducing salt intake by a mere 1200mg/day (or by less than 1/3) would save as many lives over the next 10 years as if all American smokers quit tomorrow for good.
Make plants - fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes, seeds - the centerpiece of your meals.
Asparagus has been a good price in our stores lately. We found the best way to cook it in our test kitchen - flavorful, easy, fast, not messy! Break the asparagus off roughly 2/3 from the tips - discarding the stems. Rinse in cold water. Place on a toaster oven tray. Toast on medium or ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
I am always trying to think of ways to put a new spin on salad. We eat it at least once if not twice a day and I like to keep it fun and new. Tonight when I was shopping they just seemed to have all of my favorite Mediterranean ingredients in the store and ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications