It’s summertime around the USA. That means a plethora of fresh herbs, vegetables and also some fresh fruits for consumers to enjoy can be found in various Farmer Markets, State & local Fairs, road side stands, community & backyard & sideyard vegetable gardens, grocery stores, convenience stores including bodegas, as well as push carts, food trucks, etc. In certain instances even area food banks and food pantries are lucky enough to receive some of nature’s abundance to be shared with others. How can you find out what produce options will be available in your locale during any given month? (Image
•New or updated apps: The Gluten Detective (less than $3USD) version 1.0 by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The app description states that it is designed as follows: “Gluten Detector tool helps you read labels and identify gluten-containing ingredients, FAQs on food labeling, gluten, celiac disease, and more. Create your own shopping list and e-mail it to friends or family. Tips on gluten-free grains, avoiding cross-contamination, and more. Link to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Find a Registered Dietitian.” Gluten Free Registry: version 2.0 under $2 USD by Gluten Free Registry LLC compatible with iPhone, iPod
Since it’s officially Summertime, the temperatures are rising around the United States, and in many cases, so is the humidity. Such weather reminds us of the 3 H’s–Heat, Humidity, Haze –so typical of August, but which often also strikes as early as June or July! Everyone wants to cool down when it gets so hot outdoors, so it is time to properly hydrate. IF you have a medical condition that your health care professional is treating you for, then of course follow their advice, but otherwise for healthy folks the following “Go On Green” approach being advocated by government programs
Towards the end of 2011, 10 diabetes focus apps for the iPhone were reviewed by a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (known formerly as the American Dietetic Association). Below you will find those apps grouped based on how many stars out of a maximum rating of 5 the app received at that time. We’ll also mention some other apps we have found on the www that are NOT rated on behalf of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Leonardo DaVinci took great care centuries ago to represent the human body of a male as if illustrating the architecture of a fine building in his world famous drawing of Vitruvian Man. Centuries later, one has to wonder if today some men take better care of their dwellings and their cars than they do themselves? Some men tend to take great pride in their cars and/or may see the type & condition of their dwelling to reflect back on themselves as a status symbol image in their lives. Vitruvian Man Illustration Photography credit: Luc Viatour What can family, friends, and communities do to help
This salad favorite is perfect for late “springtime” or else “summertime” enjoyment. We look forward to eating every year (especially at a “BBQ” type event). Once mint is again growing in the garden, it is time to make Tabbouleh! Tabbouleh is a classic chopped vegetable salad of which there are many variations, depending upon where in the Mediterranean or Arab/Middle Eastern world the recipe version originated from. Photograph ©Stephanie B-H/SensoryNutrition/US12
With Father’s Day being celebrated on June 17, 2012, it seems appropriate to take a moment and talk about Men’s Health Week, June 11-17, 2012. Reportedly, Men’s Health Week was designated by the US Congress back in 1994 to occur during the week prior to Father’s Day. (Graphic courtesy of duchesssa via rgbstock.com) It has grown to be a global international effort since 2002 recognized and reportedly now promoted in Africa, Asia, Australia, Austria, Canada, Central America, Denmark, UK (England, Scotland &Wales), Netherlands, South America, and the United States. International Men’s Health Week as part of International Men’s Health Month provides a rich opportunity for many terrific
Summertime parties or picnics can be wonderful social events, but they can also pose some potential health risks when it comes to unwanted food safety and/or potential food allergy, sensitivity, or intolerance situations. You need to be food SMART when it comes to attending any Summertime party or picnic. SMART stands for: S = Savvy about food safety / foodborne illness risk and/or potential food allergen, intolerance, or sensitivity reaction risk; M = Makes adequate plans to have alternative food choices available so that each member of the group attending the event will be able to have something they can safely