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Food, Nutrition, Health Observances Calendar for August 2022


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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

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National Food Weeks


World Breastfeeding Week


World Breastfeeding Week


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Watermelon Day


World Breastfeeding Week


World Breastfeeding Week


World Breastfeeding Week

Farmer's Market Week


World Breastfeeding Week

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Farmer's Market Week

Zucchini Day


Farmer's Market Week


Farmer's Market Week

National S'Mores Day


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National Ice Cream Pie Day






Ice Cream Day






Waffle Day


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Recipes for August


Nutrition Strategies for Hot Weather

"It’s the perfect time of year for a steaming plate of spaghetti," said no one ever in August.

August 2022

Things are heating up in the August 2022 edition of our members-only newsletter...

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.

12 Salad Presentations + 3 Bonus Ideas

Salad is the biggest "food group" in our recipe categories - we have 100 salads in our new Celebrate Salad eCookbook. Here are 12 plated salad presentation ideas from a professional chef whose passion is to cook healthy and make a lot of salads.

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...

August 2021

August 2021 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

10 Free Nutrition Handouts

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

August 2020

Recipes, quarantine tips, COVID nutrition, managing herbs, and much more are all available in this edition of the newsletter! You're not going to want to miss it...

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

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...

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!

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

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: Cherry Tomatoes

The farmer's market is in full swing at our shopping mall in Fremont, CA. It is exciting because there are ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Social Messaging: Peaches

Need some sweet tweets? Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD shares a few about peaches. Peaches. Nothing says “summer” like fresh ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

August 2018

August 2018 for Premium Food and Health Communication Members: Table of Contents: Read-offline PDF Research update for professionals White label ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Social Messaging: Strawberries

These tips on strawberries are from Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD, and can be used for social media or any ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Kitchen Hack: Open Faced Tacos – Street Tacos

Looking for a new way to serve delicious tacos? Go open-faced! I first saw these delicious street-style tacos while visiting ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

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!

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...

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!

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...

August 2017

August 2017 for Premium Food and Health Communication Members: Table of Contents: Read offline PDF Research review for professionals White ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Children, Activity, Diet

Here is part three of our series, "Children, Activity, and Diet." We feel that most parents make misguided choices for ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Potato Success Tips

Potatoes I like to serve potatoes as part of a meal. They cook quickly without a lot of fuss and ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

20 Best Calorie Savers

Here is a new fat and calorie saver guide that has 20 easy ways to lower the calories you consume ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

5 Fun Ways to Serve Strawberries

Strawberries are still lighting up the store shelves and farmers' market, so what better time is there to delve into fun ways to prepare and serve them?

Using the Dietary Guidelines for Americans This Summer: A Strategy Guide

Here's a closer look at a few ways you can maximize the impact of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans during the summer months...

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...

Tasty and Light Summer Dessert!

Try this tasty and light berry float for a refreshing ice cream treat in reasonable portions and with lots of nutrients.

A Guide to Spectacular and Professional Plate Presentations

Help your clients make healthier choices by making nutritious foods more appealing in your displays and cooking demonstrations...

Melon Fact Sheet

Here's a great tool to help encourage your clients to incorporate more fruit into their eating patterns: a brand-new melon fact sheet!

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...

3 MyPlate Messages for August

Get ready for August with MyPlate's monthly tips!

4 Strategies for Stress-Free Meals

Make it easier for your clients to get healthful and balanced meals on the table every night with this handy guide! Be sure to read all the way to the end -- today's post has free recipe links, a new PDF handout, and so much more!

Fruit Buffet for Peach and Berry Month

Fresh fruit desserts can be fun if you let everyone make their own treats with seasonal produce and a variety of fun toppings.

August 2015

Looking for the latest and greatest nutrition education materials? This August newsletter has got you covered! It's full of new research, handouts, recipes, display ideas, and more...

Reader Request: Healthy Dairy Choices

A longtime reader asked if we had any handouts on healthy dairy choices, and I decided it was time to offer a more in-depth exploration of particular products and their impact on health. Here are the results...

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.


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...

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."

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...

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!

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, 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.

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 ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla pizza is so easy to make - great for an appetizer, snack or light dinner. And really great to ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications

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. ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications




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