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21 05, 2020

Al Fresco Dining – Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

By |2020-05-27T13:18:04-04:00May 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|0 Comments

Picnics are back. With our current need to stay physically distanced from one another, al fresco dining is a great option. Old fashioned picnics can be a fun way to bring a small group together in the fresh air, and still enjoy each other's company while distancing and [...]

8 05, 2020

Where’s the Beef?

By |2020-05-08T14:11:32-04:00May 8th, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on Where’s the Beef?

News of meat and other food shortages this week follows earlier news of the effect the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had on the food supply.  Currently there is some disruption of workforce within the beef supply chain. Processing within the beef packing industry, is causing some slowdown in the [...]

28 04, 2020

Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

By |2020-04-28T20:19:50-04:00April 28th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

What you drink can impact your blood pressure, so liquid calories do count. A couple of years ago I attended a food expo where liquid nutrition was definitely on trend. Some of the items were seemingly bogus waters or plant-based milk replacements. Others had some value that could [...]

22 04, 2020

What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

By |2020-05-04T13:41:08-04:00April 22nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

The times we are living in have been eye opening in many ways. It's got me thinking about public health education. As someone who was trained in the 1980s, and worked in outpatient clinics, health education was the groundwork of prevention care at that time. It seems that [...]

14 04, 2020

Food, Status, and Survival

By |2020-04-29T13:23:18-04:00April 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on Food, Status, and Survival

We are experiencing a lot of disruption in the world right now. The food supply chain is mostly doing well, although recently there have been some disruptions and issues surrounding food waste.  It's been interesting to consider how this pandemic and time of crisis is influencing people's food [...]

7 03, 2020

Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

By |2020-03-07T12:03:43-05:00March 7th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

It's National Cereal Day, and cereal-makers Kellogg's and General Mills have teamed up to bring awareness to hunger. The two companies have committed to providing 100,000 meals to No Kid Hungry®, a nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they [...]

7 02, 2020

A New View on Cereal

By |2020-02-19T21:00:42-05:00February 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|1 Comment

Some of the information in this post was inspired by an educational session sponsored by General Mills but the opinions are my own, and I was not paid for this post. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2016, cereal is the number one breakfast food [...]

2 02, 2020

Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

By |2020-02-03T18:58:36-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

I recently attended a session (sponsored by Dupont's health division) that shared preliminary results of an International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) consumer survey. The December 2019 survey shared consumer perceptions of plant alternatives to meat. One thousand interviews were conducted among adults aged eighteen and over, from December [...]

28 01, 2020

Taste of Budapest

By |2020-01-28T12:32:39-05:00January 28th, 2020|Food Trends, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Taste of Budapest

Note: I attended a sponsored food conference in Budapest, in which part of my travel was paid for, however I was not compensated to write this post. I just like to write about food, and have always been fascinated with its cultural roots.  When I travel, I immerse [...]