The year was 1944. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was planning for the Allied landing at Normandy. Around the same time, out of concern from his daughter, the President admitted himself to Bethesda Naval Hospital in March of 1945 for a second opinion.
Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, oh my! Around this time of year, there may not be much local produce available, but winter squash is still in season. These versatile and hearty fruits come in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors, adding warmth and flavor to seasonal dishes.
We all have labels that are part of our identity. Some of those labels we choose for ourselves and some we don’t. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I chose to spend many years studying and working to earn that label. However, sometimes the dietitian label makes me look very different to some people than how I see myself. For example, a very common misconception is that dietitians are part of the “food police” meaning we are watching and judging what other people eat.
Our world faces unprecedented challenges. Clearly, we must truly collaborate in order to enhance human health, elevate animal compassion, and save the planet. Our ability to cooperate for the greater good has never been more crucial. This article delves into the intricacies of these interconnected goals, demonstrating the symbiotic relationship between human well-being, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability.
Welcome to American Heart Month! Two dates in February referencing the heart come to mind. American Heart Month is a time we focus on love by celebrating Valentine’s Day. Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out to a nice restaurant for dinner or fixing a special dinner at home or giving gifts of chocolates or sweet treats to our sweeties. Love is in the air!
Winter is in full swing here in Wisconsin. Temperatures have plummeted, snow covers the landscape, and most fields lie dormant. Since many people in this area can’t grow their produce given the climate this time of year, finding local, fresh produce is more challenging.
We have all heard Hippocrates’ quote “Let Food Be Thy Medicine – and Medicine by Thy Food,” but what does that really mean? Let’s look at just one example of food as medicine – antioxidants. We’ll soon see why Hippocrates’ quote from 400 BC is timeless.
2024 is about to beat expectations! In the upcoming year, the Plant-Based Nutrition Movement (PBNM
) will continue the journey, committed to driving significant awareness and adoption of plant-based foods, especially among children.
One holiday down and one to go. This Thanksgiving was a little different for my husband and me. Rather than cooking our vegan Thanksgiving dinner, my husband suggested ordering two Thanksgiving dinners in advance from a vegan restaurant in town to take to my sister’s house. I have always cooked our holiday meals.
As we near the end of another incredible year, we find ourselves in a season of reflection, gratitude, and celebration. It’s the time to express our heartfelt appreciation to our esteemed Board of Directors and our cherished members for their unwavering support throughout this journey. Your dedication has been the cornerstone of our success, propelling us forward and enabling us to make meaningful strides toward our shared vision.