I’ve adopted a family. By that, I mean that I’ve adopted a family who is interested in learning how they might eat healthier. That, of course, begins by better understanding how to make more nutritious choices in the supermarket. Like you, they have ideas about how they should eat better, move more and learn how to reduce their risk of future health problems. With me by their side and the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program in their tool box, we are beginning their journey of better living. My “adopted” family of four and I are working together over the next several months to set goals that we can build upon to encourage lasting dietary change for their family.
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Eating great doesn’t have to be a challenge–just follow the Guiding Stars! Consulting Dietitian Allison Stowell explains how to use our simple food-rating system to figure out which foods will give you you the best nutritional bang for your calorie-buck.
Everyone knows someone with food allergies. From rashes to anaphylaxis, their effects range from mild to severe. Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune allergic disorder triggered by food and drug allergies. Autoimmune allergic disorders cause chronic health problems and long-term damage to the body’s organs and tissues when triggered by allergens.
I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I mean, think about it. What could possibly happen on January 1 that doesn’t exist on December 31 that makes it possible to make a change that has been on your mind for months? Yet many magazines, TV personalities and the like will be talking about how to stick to these supposed resolutions.
Do you grimace with distaste every time you ladle out a punch that’s fuzzed over with half-melted sherbet? Do you glance at the sugar content of the ginger ale and juice on traditional recipes and despair? Expert Chef Erin Dow shows Scientific Advisor Lori Kaley how to shake things up at this New Year’s celebration with a punch overflowing with nutrients and flavor, not corn syrup.
Holiday traditions are an important reminder of the miracle of the connections we have with family and friends. Since Hanukkah is celebrated around the same time as Christmas, it has become a well-known Jewish holiday. This year, 2011, Hanukkah starts at sundown on Tuesday, December 20th and ends at sunset on Wednesday, December 28th on the Gregorian calendar. Hanukkah always starts on the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. Since the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar don’t exactly coincide, the days for Hanukkah appear to move around and usually fall in late November or December.
Recently I have had the pleasure of two speaking opportunities with Clara from the Good Shepherd Food Bank. While the folks at Good Shepherd always do a nice job, I was especially excited to see one of their latest initiatives – a Virtual Holiday Food Drive.