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- Step by Step
As a follow-up to our latest motivation article, we look deeper into effective ways to implement manageable lifestyle changes...
- 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...
- Top Seven Cooking Lessons
Here at Food and Health Communications, we just love to cook. Lately, we've been thinking about the most important cooking lessons for a healthful lifestyle, which led us to create our Top Seven Cooking Lessons for Health series. This free set of nutrition handouts is chock full of useful information. It covers everything from crafting the best bowl of oatmeal to steaming vegetables perfectly.
- Herb and Garlic Roasted Potatoes
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!
- Kitchen Equipment Survey
- Nutrition PowerPoint Pro Tips
At Food and Health Inc, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our posters, handouts, games, books, and presentations. In almost 20 years of business, we've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't, and now we'd like to share some of that knowledge with you.
- Low-Fat Apple Cobbler
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!
- Bread Machine Stars: Round Two
We continue our series about delicious and healthful foods that you can make in a bread machine with today's discussion of pizza. That's right, pizza. When prepared in a thoughtful way, pizza can actually be good for you. The two pizzas we're featuring today are nutrient dense and low in both sodium and saturated fat. And trans fat? It's nowhere to be found!
- There’s So Much More to a Bread Machine
Bread machines are fantastic tools for creating delicious breads, but that's not all they can accomplish. In this week's series, we are featuring four other great things, besides bread, that you can make with your bread machine. Today we'll discuss our first two: an incredible chicken calzone and a sweet plum strudel.
- Cran Razzle Tea
MyPlate's summer message is to replace sugary drinks with water. There are tons of tasty ways to follow that advice, but one of our favorites is this delicious Cran Razzle Tea.
- Meet Fruit Tooth!
It's here! It's finally here! Check out our latest cookbook, Fruit Tooth, which is a fantastic resource for creating delicious and healthful desserts. And the best part? It's totally free!
- Dietary Tips: A Follow-Up to Addition, Subtraction, and Diet
As a follow-up to Tuesday's article, today we thought we would feature a more in-depth look at what kinds of foods to use in order to replace foods that are loaded with empty calories.
- 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!
- Seven Simple Steps
Have you seen our new poster, Seven Simple Steps? It reviews seven simple steps to save over 500,000 calories per year! It even comes with a free handout that provides all the details for each step. Because we love you, today we'll preview the first three steps from our poster.
- Fall in Love with Salad
Salads make simply fantastic meals. They are chock-full of nutrients and flavor, and -- when prepared thoughtfully -- they can be low in calories but still very satieting. Today we'd like to celebrate salad with a guide to its preparation, presentation, and transportation.
- 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?
- July is Baked Bean Month
July is Baked Bean Month! It's not too late to celebrate -- try our baked bean recipe tonight! Why dedicate a whole month to these legumes, especially in the produce-rich height of summer? Find out in today's exploration of beans...
- 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.
- Slow Down Your Sodium Intake!
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.
- Summer Fruit Dessert Presentation Tips
Our last post introduced seven AMAZING fresh fruit desserts, and today we'd like to continue that discussion with a guide to presentation. After all, if the food doesn't look delicious, it's a lot harder to convince people to give it a try. Follow these presentation tips for desserts that will be sure to have your guests lining up for a taste.
- Seven Remarkable Summer Fruit Desserts
Summer is here, which means that many kinds of produce are at the very peak of their season. So how can you best celebrate the joys of summer fruit? Check out these 7 remarkable and healthy fruit desserts. They're cold, refreshing, and totally delicious.
- Mango Salsa
This simple salsa comes together in a snap and is perfect with chips, vegetables, rice, or grilled fish.
- Enjoy Summer Fruit!
Every season features its own special fruits and vegetables, but summer offers an exceptional range of choices. In this post, we explore the best ways to treat yourself to summer fruit.
- Celebrate Berry Month!
Did you know that July is Berry Month? To celebrate, we've collected a few of our favorite berry recipes and paired them with fun facts. Check it out!
- Use MyPlate for a Great Fourth of July
Who doesn't love the Fourth of July? The food, the fireworks, the fun with friends and family -- all of these elements combine to make this holiday fun and memorable. However, in all the hullabaloo, it can be difficult to make healthful decisions. Luckily, MyPlate is full of great tips and tricks for having an exciting and healthful celebration.
- Flavonoids: Find Them in Tea and Produce
You can find flavonoids in both tea and produce. In today's post, we've assembled everything you need to know about these healthful compounds and the foods that carry them!
- Fabulous Flavonoids
A celebration of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month wouldn't be complete without a discussion of the helpful flavonoids that can be found in many fresh fruits and veggies. What are flavonoids, you ask? This post gives you the lowdown on these amazing phytochemicals...
- Make it Easy to Eat Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Here at Food and Health, we're still celebrating Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month (who wouldn't?!), so we thought we'd post a few more tips about making it easy to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Why Choose Tea?
Tea is good for your heart, bones, and teeth. It may even prevent cancer, though more research is needed to support that claim. Today we take a closer look at both the benefits and the different types of tea. Check it out!
- Coffee or Tea?
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...
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month Feature: Onions
Wouldn't it be great to season your food without adding a lot of fat or salt? Try onions! Their lively flavor ranges from sharp to sweet. In addition to enhancing many different dishes, onions also provide a nutritional boost and tons of fiber.
- Celebrate Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month with… Fresh Fruits and Vegetables!
Do you wish your family would eat more fruits and vegetables? Sometimes the facts about these healthful foods simply aren't enough, and in order to get your family to eat more fruits and vegetables, you have to get creative. That's why we've compiled some of our favorite tips and tricks in today's blog post!
- Pasta Fresca
Celebrate Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month with this delicious recipe. After you cook the spaghetti, the rest of the dish comes together in just 5 minutes! It's simple, quick, and received rave reviews from our testers.
- June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
June is fruit and veggie month. Celebrate by solving these 20 riddles - and learn more about these great super foods!
- Happy Birthday MyPlate!
MyPlate's birthday is here! It was exactly one year ago today that the USDA released its new food icon. How are you going to celebrate MyPlate's birthday?
- What a Difference a Plate Makes
MyPlate's birthday is tomorrow. How will you celebrate? Today we're going to look at some fun features of MyPlate...
- Healthy BBQ Plate
This delicious barbecue dinner incorporates a chicken fajita theme with the addition of peppers, onions and spicy seasonings for the kabobs. The veggies roast right along with the skewers so you have a great tasting dinner without the heat and mess in your kitchen. And this is a MyPlate meal so you have all the nutrients you need in the calories allotted!
- MyPlate Fun
Food and Health is proud to be a National Strategic Partner with MyPlate! We have created tons of helpful materials that highlight MyPlate’s most important messages. In fact, you can check out our products and ...
- Celebrate MyPlate’s Birthday with Cheesecake
MyPlate is celebrating its first birthday on June 2, 2012. Join the celebration with this fantastic fruit cheesecake that features MyPlate's great design.
- MyPlate has a Birthday!
MyPlate’s birthday is coming right up, and we can’t wait to celebrate! On June 2, 2011, the USDA released its new food icon and MyPlate officially replaced MyPyramid as the guide to healthful and balanced ...
- 7 Steps for Lung Cancer Protection
The National Lung Association has dubbed May "Breathe Easy Month." As the month comes to a close, we wanted to recognize this aspect of May with a review of some ways to improve your lung function through healthful eating. While the National Institute of Cancer maintains that giving up smoking is the most beneficial health action that smokers can take to lower their risk of lung cancer, the following dietary recommendations may also offer protection against lung cancer -- for smokers and nonsmokers alike.
- Sensational Strawberries
Today we want to celebrate the strawberry. Did you know that the strawberry is the most popular berry in the United States? According to the California Strawberry Commission, California produces enough strawberries to go around the world side by side 15 times!
- Berry Good!
Who doesn't love berries? These versatile fruits are a great snack, and they're good for you too! In fact, new research has revealed that blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries, and related plants all contain a special cancer-fighting compound called resveratrol.
- Bone Health Strategies
To improve the health of your bones, include more foods that are good for them in your daily diet. You want to foster bone strength and make sure that your body gets all the nutrients that it needs. Not sure where to start? Try the healthful options we outline in this post...
- Stir Fry for Bone Health
We're going to wrap up our posts for osteoporosis awareness month with a few more recipes and tips for getting enough bone-healthy nutrients. Today we bring you a delicious stir-fry that provides 473% of the daily value for vitamin K, 22% of the daily value for magnesium, and 10% of the daily value for calcium.
- Getting Enough Vitamin D
Earlier this week, we explored the importance of vitamin D in osteoporosis prevention, as well as cancer prevention and health improvement. Many different products contain vitamin D, but not all of them are good for you. In this article, we'll explore some healthful -- and not-so-healthful -- sources of this vital vitamin.
- Fettucini with Salmon and Tomatoes: Recipe for Bone Health
Celebrate osteoporosis awareness month with this delicious dish that helps build healthy bones. It contains 23% of the daily value (DV) for calcium, 74% of the DV for vitamin D, 38% of the DV for folate, 106% of the DV for selenium and over 10% of the DV each for magnesium and vitamin K.
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Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world-famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. After a decade in food service for Hyatt Hotels, Judy launched Food and Health Communications to focus on flavor and health. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude distinction from Johnson and Wales University with a BS in Culinary Art, holds a master’s degree in Food Business from the Culinary Institute of America, 2 art certificates from UC Berkeley Extension, and runs a food photography studio where her love is creating fun recipes.
Judy received The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef II certification, the American Culinary Federation Bronze Medal, Gold Medal, and ACF Chef of the Year. Her enthusiasm for eating nutritiously and deliciously leads her to constantly innovate and use the latest in nutritional science and Dietary Guidelines to guide her creativity, from putting new twists on fajitas to adapting Italian brownies to include ingredients like toasted nuts and cooked honey. Judy’s publishing company, Food and Health Communications, is dedicated to her vision that everyone can make food that tastes as good as it is for you.
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