Display fresh fruit, dried fruit, fruit juice, canned fruit (in juice or water) and frozen, unsweetened fruit. All of these count as fruit and each one has an advantage for convenience.
Explain how to avoid added sugars with canned or frozen fruit. Show how to tell if a juice is 100% fruit juice by the Nutrition Facts Label.
Explain that it is important to limit fruit juice because it doesn’t have the fiber of the whole fruit. Here is the equivalent of one cup fruit:
• 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice
• 1/2 cup of dried fruit
• 1 medium-sized piece of fruit
You can do this in a class demo or on a bulletin board using food photos.
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.