We recently interviewed busy parents who are successful at making family mealtime work in their house. We thought they were going to have rules about no TV or smartphone use but what we found is that they are very motivated to keep making the meals so delicious and such a part of their routine that ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Broccoli used to be a polarizing vegetable. You either loved it or loathed it. Fortunately, more people seem to be in the love broccoli camp, and what’s not to love? This green beauty from the cruciferous cabbage family is chock full of nutrients from beta-carotene to vitamin K. Research shows that compounds in broccoli are ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Grapes are one of those fruits that most people only think of for snacking or serving as an appetizer with a plate of cheese and crackers. But these crisp, juicy jewels have so much more potential! Grapes are a source of pectin, a type of fiber that helps reduce cholesterol. In addition, dark red, purple ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Besides the holiday season, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fall fruit is arriving by the barrelful, and it’s time to enjoy the bounty. Apples and pears both boast fiber, flavor, and phytochemicals in addition to being delicious. A previous study also found that eating an apple or pear a day was associated ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
There are several beautiful varieties of winter squash, but don’t let the name fool you. “Winter” squash is available year-round and is a seriously versatile vegetable. Squash provides a hefty dose of cancer-fighting beta-carotene as well as potassium, fiber and vitamin C. It’s also low in calories. A 1-cup serving of butternut squash has just ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Despite the popular keto craze, don’t be a tater hater. There are a million reasons why potatoes can be part of a healthy diet. In addition to being a good source of potassium and vitamin C, potatoes also provide fiber to help curb your appetite. It’s fine to eat the skin as long as it’s ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Have you ever been at a party or picnic and a guest looks at the blue corn chips and thinks they’ve been artificially dyed? It’s interesting how many people don’t realize there are multiple varieties of corn beyond yellow and white. What about cabbage and onions? Are they considered red or purple? In this last ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
This past week I was fortunate enough to begin my journey with a residency in Napa for the Culinary Institute of America's new MPS or Master of Professional Studies program. An MPS degree is a master's degree with the purpose of specific professional studies. I liken it to an MBA on a mission! I fell ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Going green is not just good for the environment. Research tells us that eating more green fruits and vegetables is great for your health! From apples to zucchini, there are loads of nutritious green items to choose from. Lettuce start with breakfast! Breakfast is a perfectly sane time of day to include some green foods ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Yellow is the color of a bright sun and a beautiful daffodil. It’s been associated with happiness, freshness, creativity and optimism. If you ask most people to think of a yellow food, they’ll likely say bananas. And while bananas are lovely (despite what those internet pop ups say about not eating them), there’s lots of ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Orange is the color of summer and fall. It symbolizes joy, sun and the tropics. It’s hard not to feel positive when you’re enjoying the beautiful bounty of orange fruits and vegetables that are available each season! According to the “color wheel”, orange marries the energy of red, and happiness of yellow. This week’s series ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
It’s been said that the color red represents fire, passion, desire and love. It’s also a color of courage, action and confidence. When most of us hear the phrase, “eat colorful fruits and vegetables”, red nearly always come to mind. Researchers find that the color red is stimulating, exciting and associated with increased activity. It’s ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
The next newsletter is here and it's better than ever! Check out our team's latest recipes, graphics, research, articles, white label newsletter, and much much more!
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...
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...
New handout delivery system for free nutrition handouts will serve more target audiences
Here are the hottest food and nutrition education topics based on our professional writers' recommendations, customer requests, nutrition research, post analytics, customer requests, news, and best selling book lists. How-To Cooking Demos for Seasonal Items - this is always our most popular topic and the how-to section in Amazon Cookbooks reflects that people want science, ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
We have been working on some lovely ideas for pears for the fall and for the holidays. Thanks to Cindy Silver, MS, RD, from Lowes Foods, for her request for pear recipes and ideas.We believe we have a few good ones here and we had a lot of creating and photographing them for everyone to ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
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!
Fall is on the horizon, so it's time to start thinking about the change of seasons...
The farmer's market is in full swing at our shopping mall in Fremont, CA. It is exciting because there are a lot of farmers and the parking lot is so full! I am always happy to see the farmers and to find so many great things! Today I found cherry tomatoes and these were only ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
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!
"I'm sure everyone else is as confused as I am! I have been working with people with CVD for over 20 years, and I just can't figure out why there are two such polar camps regarding saturated fats and heart disease."
Get the answers in this great new post!
September 2017 for Premium Food and Health Communication Members: Table of Contents: Read offline PDF Research review for professionals White label newsletter Shareable articles and handouts Graphic of the month Special member-only discounts Resources from our store Read Offline PDF: Here's the entire PDF version of the September 2017 newsletter, ready for you to download to read ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
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...
Fall is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate is there than with a fresh new handout?
Here's a special preview of Building a Plant-Based Eating Pattern: Vegetables, the first in a new series about creating an eating pattern that is rich in healthful plants...
We would love to give all of our charitable followers a free poster... so we're going to!
A new statement from the American Heart Association advises all kids from age 2 to 18 to consume no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugars per day. Children under the age of 2 should consume no added sugars at all...
How a food looks aesthetically can seriously affect people's perception of it. In order to make healthy meals appetizing, it helps to make them actually look appealing too.
Yes, the Nutrition Facts label is getting a revamp. And yes, one of the key changes is a new line for added sugars. Isn't it time to dig a little deeper into that particular section? Let's take a closer look!
It's time to take advantage of all the perfect summer fruit out there! This berry fact sheet provides a great opportunity to engage your clients with new and healthful foods...
September is just around the corner! Make your life easier with these timely and accessible resources...
Help your clients make healthier choices by making nutritious foods more appealing in your displays and cooking demonstrations...
To make the new Nutrition Facts label more approachable to your clients, I've created a brand-new Nutrition Facts Math handout!
Have you been seeing all the news about kids, sports drinks, and obesity?
My team and I researched the most common sports drinks, assessing their nutrient information and compiling it into a simple comparison chart. Check out what we found!
Here's a great tool to help encourage your clients to incorporate more fruit into their eating patterns: a brand-new melon fact sheet!
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...
A fascinating tour of the Sacramento Sunday Farmer's Market shows beautiful photos of local produce plus many recipes and ideas you can use at home or in demos.
Over the years, my team and I have created quite a few educational resources that would be perfect to share with your clients for Family Health and Fitness Day! Here are some of the top options -- which will you pick?
September is the month for the Cold and Flu Campaign. How are you helping your clients prepare for the upcoming flu season?
Here are two more tips to help your clients prevent the flu!
This quiz is a fantastic way to teach your clients about the MyPlate vegetable food group. It has information on serving sizes, health benefits, nutrients, preparation, and much more!
But wait, there's more! Here's a quiz that covers MyPlate's fruit group...
It’s time to look beyond fresh produce for Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month. Today that means an exploration of ways to incorporate certain canned and frozen fruits and vegetables into a balanced eating plan.
Want a closer look at how to select, store, and use frozen veggies? You've come to the right place!
Whole grain pancakes can still be fluffy and delicious. They're more filling than traditional pancakes and they have way more nutrients! So why not use them as a way to help your clients learn to appreciate whole grain foods?
Celebrate Whole Grains Month with some whole grain facts!
Psssssst! Wanna see something neat? Here's a brand-new animated graphic that presents MyPlate's messages for fall. It's perfect for your next email blast or presentation intro!
Looking for some free resources to promote September's monthly themes? Your search is over! Here is a comprehensive list of links to promote the food and health subjects of September. There are fantastic recipes, great photos, PDF handouts, and more...
September is a month of fantastic health holidays! Get all the resources you need in order to look your very best, right now. Everything is all in one post...
I've been cooking with apples for a very long time now, and they play key roles in some of my favorite recipes. So, to inspire you, expand your repertoire, and offer free materials that you can send on to your clients, I have collected my top 10 best apple recipes right here, just for you.
The first official day of fall is September 23rd, and we're going to celebrate with MyPlate!
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.
What would you do with a free nutrition poster?
No really, what would you do? The question isn't rhetorical because this month, we're giving away a free poster to a lucky contest winner!
Get a free handout while taking a closer look at the new Mediterranean Diet program...
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which means that you can get a sneak peek into the Communicating Food For Health members-only site. Today's edition of Cracking the Vault offers a scientific look at the link between fat and prostate cancer...
We all remember that MyPlate's anniversary is in June, but the anniversary of MiPlato, the Spanish edition of MyPlate, can sometimes get forgotten during the back-to-school hustle and bustle. Well, here at Food and Health, we're not about to let that happen. September marks the second anniversary of MiPlato, and we're here to celebrate it!
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...
September is a busy month! In addition to being the start of Apple Month (Apple Month actually gets two months, September and October), it's also Whole Grain Month! So... how will you be celebrating?
September is Cholesterol Month, a perfect time to raise awareness about cholesterol, lifestyle risk factors associated with cholesterol, and ways to reduce the "bad" cholesterol numbers. Here are three key facts about cholesterol that everyone should know...
Today we're taking an excerpt from one of our most popular PowerPoint shows and bringing you the basics of cholesterol education. Learn about the types of cholesterol, the health risks it can pose, and ways to reduce your cholesterol levels...
It's not too late to celebrate Apple Month! We’ve all heard about the effects of an apple a day on the proximity of doctors, but did you ever stop to think about the actual ramifications of eating an apple a day? This single small decision, over the course of a year, can help you reduce calorie consumption, ward off excess weight, and reduce your health risks.
Thanksgiving is perhaps the only time of year many families eat fresh cranberries. The cranberry growers estimate that 20% of their crop is eaten at the Thanksgiving holiday. Cranberries are high in fiber and vitamin C and contain just 25 calories per 1/2 cup of fresh berries. They are also low in sodium and a source of vitamins A & B, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Packed full of antioxidants and other natural compounds, cranberries promote the prevention of urinary tract infections, gum disease and stomach ulcers. With all this great nutrition, shouldn’t we stop relegating them to just November?
September is Potato Month. How will you celebrate? At Food and Health Communications, we'll be whipping up some of these amazing herb and garlic roasted potatoes. They're a simple and tasty side dish that lend themselves well to all kinds of variation!
Did you know that September is Apple Month? Celebrate with this fantastic recipe for apple cobbler. It's low in calories, fat, and sodium, yet high in flavor and sure to please a crowd!
It seems that, when given the choice, more Americans choose coffee instead of tea. In this post, we explore scientific studies that indicate why choosing tea might be a more healthful option...
Since it's osteoporosis awareness month, today we're going to talk about the link between cholesterol and osteoporosis. In this article, we explore the growing scientific evidence that suggests that the same type of diet that promotes the hardening of the arteries may also promote osteoporosis. Higher levels of LDL in the blood may not only lead to blocked and calcified arteries but also thinned and decalcified bones.
Food and Health Communications is proud to be a National Strategic Partner for MyPlate. For Labor Day, we are bringing innovative yet easy ways to serve fruits and veggies so that they will make up half of everyone's plates! We have recipes for a Veggie Face Salad, Ice Bucket Fruits, and our best Fresh Fruit Cobbler, among other ideas.
My daughter's school principal is requesting ideas for alternative snacks for parents to send
to school to celebrate their child's birthday, rather than the usual cake/brownies, etc. Do you have any
handouts/suggestions that I could use?
Our guests were delighted that they were sampling our "super bowl snack fare" - and much to our delight all of the veggies disappeared! Here are three time-saving, calorie-saving holiday entertaining ideas - from Calorie-Free Holiday Tea (great warm or chilled) to a GingerBread house that saved us a lot of time, mess and calories from baking cookies - plus everyone here got to help!
I found these in the Walmart Superstore and decided to give them a try for dinner - and what a winner!! They were eaten so fast I couldn't get a picture of the finished meal but I promise I will make them again and come back and put one here. If you click on the ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications
Do you ever find yourself running through the grocery store buying the same items you buy each week - with no idea as to what you are going to make for dinner during the week, much less an idea if you are even going to make dinner? This happens to everyone these days especially when ...[+] Food, Nutrition and Health Calendar by Food and Health Communications