Posts Tagged by Nutrition
|August 9, 2012||Posted by Alyssa under Events, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce|
Being in the Olympics spirit has inspired me to take a closer look at the colors of the Olympics symbol, from a fruits and vegetables stand point. The color molecules in plant foods not only look appealing, but also contain strong antioxidants. Antioxidants are the substances that neutralize free radicals – which can damage or destroy […] continue reading
|May 30, 2012||Posted by Chris M. under Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce|
As a competitive league tennis player, I often struggle to find ways to stay energized and pumped up during my matches. Tennis, like many other sports, is a mental and physical game. A lull in performance for just a few minutes can drastically change the outcome of a match from a win to a loss. […] continue reading
|April 13, 2012||Posted by Mindy under Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Seafood|
Every year 40 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Of those, less than half are still successfully dieting after six months. Seafood is a great way to tackle both weight loss issues and health issues that many Americans encounter today. Studies have shown that people who eat fish and shellfish on a regular […] continue reading
|July 19, 2011||Posted by Sarah under Healthy Eating, Kids, Nutrition|
Almost any new mom can tell you how nerve-racking, exciting, confusing and long pregnancy feels with their first child. You try to read all the books on what to expect, you Google every symptom that you haven’t read about, and you could talk for hours on end about your upcoming arrival. With only a few […] continue reading
|June 6, 2011||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, News, Nutrition, Produce|
The USDA’s daily nutrition recommendation standard that we’ve come to know – the Food Pyramid – is no more. Instead, on June 2 the USDA unveiled a new way to measure daily food intake. It is super smart! Rather than a pyramid, the new guideline shows a plate. Consumers can take a look at the […] continue reading
|May 27, 2011||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Kids, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes|
Hooray, it’s finally Friday! I for one am extra happy for this Friday, because it leads us into Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is always a great time to be with friends and family to honor our service members and to officially kick off summer! Lots of people equate this weekend with picnicking and good […] continue reading
|January 14, 2011||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Kids, Nutrition|
“Recipes for Healthy Kids” is a contest sponsored by the “Let’s Move” and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that invites school nutrition professionals, chefs, students, parents and community members to create tasty, healthy, exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus across the country. That sounded like a perfect challenge for our Chef Justin […] continue reading
“Recipes for Healthy Kids” is a contest sponsored by the “Let’s Move” and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that invites school nutrition professionals, chefs, students, parents and community members to create tasty, healthy, exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus across the country. That sounded like a perfect challenge for our Chef Justin so he met and collaborated with Linda Searight, Food Service Director at Florida State University Schools on a recipe that children and adults can eat any day of the week.
Chef Justin and Ms. Searight formed a team and developed a recipe entitled: “Florida Veggie and Red Bean Tostada.” The recipe included fresh vegetables roasted together and mixed with red beans and a zesty tomato sauce and served in a whole grain corn tostada on leafy greens.
The recipe received rave reviews from first graders to high school students and was served in the school cafeteria on December 15. Comments included “This is fantabulous” and “I loved it- it’s delisous.” But not only did it taste good, it was good for both the children and the adults who enjoyed it for lunch. Only 14.5% of the recipe’s calories came from fats, well below the minimum daily requirement. Only 5% came from saturated fats. The recipe had no sugar at all and was within a reasonable amount of sodium for all students.
Starting on March 1, 2011, recipes of fifteen semi-finalists will be posted at www.RecipesForKidsChallenge.com. Non-competing members of the public are encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Winning teams will prepare their nutrition-packed recipe at the White House. So please get involved and vote for Chef Justin and Florida State University School. “Let’s Move” Florida into the winner’s spot!