Springtime marks a time of renewal on so many levels for individuals throughout the world. People look forward to celebrating it in many ways. In Part 1 of 2 we mentioned a bit about Celebrating Easter in Springtime. In this Part 2 of 2 we will focus on those who choose to commemorate Purim through Passover. (Passover lens graphic courtesy of Resabi over at Squidoo.com) Disclaimer: Please consult your local Rabbinical Authority to determine whether any items you chose qualify as being specifically certified “Kosher for Passover” (Kosher L’Pesach certification) vs. use at other times as being certified “Kosher” (aka
Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 and now seemed to be a very appropriate time to post this blog entry. Many times mothers or mother figures are automatically equated with being caregivers. Sometimes caregivers get so busy doing so many things for others, that they may forget what they need to do just for themselves! This blog post will hopefully serve as a little reminder that sometimes caregivers need a little care and sometimes caregivers simply need to be good to themselves. Don’t forget to care for the caregiver!
Since there is ongoing research indicating that some food & nutrition approaches show promise in dealing with prostate cancer prevention, incidence & progression, treatment, and survivorship, this blog post series is dedicated to those seeking that type of information. Sometimes the silver lining in the clouds winds up actually revealing the benefit of a rainbow…read on for more details… (Rainbow image courtesy of Photonut via rgbstock.com)
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
In Part 1 of 2 in this blog post series, we addressed some infotainment after the release by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in conjunction with the American Heart Association (AHA) of a scientific statement relative to nonnutritive sweeteners that the press considered newsworthy. (Sweetener image courtesy of wax114 at rgbstock.com) On July 9, 2012, the ADA/AHA scientific statement provided a current use and health perspective on Acesulfame-K, Aspartame, Neotame, Saccharin, Stevia Glucosides, and Sucralose, which are 6 of the 7 nonnutritive sweeteners currently approved for use in the US by the FDA. The 7th nonnutritive sweetener also approved for use in the US by the
GLUTEN A summer issue of the Journal published by the Academy one of us belongs to had an interesting article on a new type of gluten-free pasta. The article title is: Green Banana Pasta: An Alternative for Gluten-Free Diets. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – July 2012 (Vol. 112, Issue 7, Pages 1068-1072, DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.04.002). The gluten-free flour pasta product is made from green banana flour, egg whites, water, and edible food source gum. Some people actually found the gluten-free pasta product more acceptable than pasta made from whole wheat flour. (Image of Green Bananas courtesy of johnnyberg at
Tasty and nutritious food can contribute to better health no matter where you live, so let’s go global in promoting eating right as we celebrate National Nutrition Month® (NNM)! This March 2014 marks the 41st anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ month long promotion of National Nutrition Month®. We’re featuring a Guest Author on the blog this month. Read on for all the details and some new Pakistani cuisine recipes.
Tasty recipes from Pakistan are being featured this March, courtesy of our Guest Author, as we go global in our effort to promote eating right during National Nutrition Month® (NNM). In Part 1 of 2 in this blog series, our Guest Author shared some useful tips to consider when making your meal/snack choices. For Part 2 of 2 in this blog series, our Guest Author shares some personal recipes to prove tasty food can indeed be both delicious and nutritious! Read on for all the details.
What better day than today to add some fresh herbs snipped from a windowsill or kitchen garden to your plate?! It just so happens that March 14th is the 5th observance of Registered Dietitian Day (the second Wednesday of March). How appropriate to be celebrating food, nutrition and dietetics on this March 14, which also happens to be “National Pi Day” as in “pi” or 3.14 relative to a circle or round plate. After all, this year’s National Nutrition Month (NNM) theme focuses on “Get Your Plate in Shape!” NNM “Widget” (aka image code) courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Have you ever wished you could easily build a customized grocery shopping list that would make it easier when it comes time to head to the farmers market and stores for supplies? There are MANY “kitchen” and “pantry” focused food item shopping lists that have been posted over the years, with some being much more comprehensive than others. In this technical age there are both low tech and high approaches to dealing with coming up with those grocery shopping