Archive for October 2008

TV Ads Impact Kids’ Health

Nonna Joann • October 30th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Largest Study on TV Ads and Children’s Health.
This vital topic concerning our children’s health is studied by the Kaiser Foundation. The study found that 34 percent of ads targeting children are for candy and snacks, 28 percent are for sugarcoated cereals, and 10 percent are for fast foods. Only 4 percent are for dairy products and a [...]

Nutty News About Nuts

Nonna Joann • October 27th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

This yummy news is really nutty
It seems the idea that nuts cause weight gain, is well, actually nutty. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reviewed 13 different studies, which measured the effects of nuts on weight.
All the studies in which nuts replaced other foods found no increase in weight. However, what’s [...]

Whole Foods with Food Stamps

Nonna Joann • October 21st, 2008 • Stretch Grocery $$$

The Sunday Denver Post ran the article “Healthy Lessons,” about the cost of school lunches. Most of the article discusses the school lunch program. Some schools are now including salad bars, fresh fruit, and other healthy food options. A Big Nonna Hug to them! Regrettably, the article also reinforced the notion that preparing healthy foods [...]

American Nutrition Sadly Lacking

Nonna Joann • October 14th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

I read an eye-popping article in the Sunday Denver Post. It looks at data about the American lifestyle complied from John de Graaf. The data compares the U.S. with 14 European Union countries in quality-of-life indicators. He says that it’s clear the health care, safety, and education are faltering in America.
“For example, he says, even [...]

Yummy Mushrooms

Nonna Joann • October 13th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

This is yummy news if you are on a budget!
According to a news release, the common white button mushroom has as much, and in some cases, more anti-oxidant properties than more expensive varieties.
The button mushroom is the most cultivated edible mushroom in the world with thousands of tons eaten every year. It’s often thought of as [...]

Fun Food Quiz

Nonna Joann • October 9th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Just for fun, let’s take a little food quiz.
How many questions can you answer correctly?
1) Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
2) Rinsing eggs before cracking them removes bacteria.
3) Frozen food stays good for as long as it’s kept in the freezer.
4) You’re more likely to be hungry if you’re cold.
5) Almonds contain protein [...]

Picky Eater?

Nonna Joann • October 2nd, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Children don’t automatically love whole foods! 
Did you know that picky eaters need to be taught how to love whole foods. The way to do that is to incorporate multi-sensory learning into their mealtimes. It doesn’t matter if you’re four or forty, multi-sensory learning works. Once a picky eater’s senses are engaged, she’ll be on the road [...]

Chicken or Tuna or Egg

Nonna Joann • October 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Tired of peanut butter and jelly?
Don’t know what kind of sandwich to make without nitrate-filled luncheon meats?
You can make delicious sandwiches for a school lunch or for a picnic. Be sure to pack with an ice pack. Not only are these sandwiches nitrate-free, but they’re less expensive than processed meats!
This recipe makes 4 sandwiches and works [...]

Egg Boats

Nonna Joann • October 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

This is a recipe for fun! Even picky eaters love to help in the kitchen. You’ll incorporate multi-sensory learning when you make these yummy Egg Boats with your children.
One hardboiled egg yields 2 boats.
Begin with 1 hardboiled egg. Have your child help peel it. Talk about the shell, how hard it is and how the [...]