THOUGHT PROCESSED. NOT YOUR FOOD.

A Food, Nutrition, and Health blog run by two students studying dietetics. While we discover our own ways to stay fit and happy, we hope to provide guidance to others through our updates, from health facts, to the latest food trends, and even delicious recipes!

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."   Hippocrates.

"Everything in moderation, including moderation."   Oscar Wilde.

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  • Happy National Soyfoods Month!

    Here are some Soy Myths:

    1. Soy contains estrogen and causes feminization in men.
    2. Soy causes cancer, phytoestrogrens inhibit thyroid function.
    3. All soy products are made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
    4. Soy-based infant formula can disrupt growth and reproductive development.

    Have you had your soy today?

    Saturated fats are not always bad. Some forms of saturated fats for example, the kind in coconut, are very healthy. While you don’t want to overdo it, you don’t have to avoid them like the plague either.

    It’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, National Nutrition Month & 95 days until my next nutrition abroad adventure, Project Huancayo in Peru. I’m raising 💸 to provide health promotion and education in hopes of reducing the number of children who suffer from illnesses preventable by basic hygiene and healthy living practices. 100% of your donation goes to the cause! Thank you immensely for making this happen. Visit http://give.fimrc.org/tammyinperu or the link in my profile. I’ll bring back a #lomosaltado ❤️👬👫👭🌎 #fimrc #projectlimon #nicaragua #waybackwhenwednesday #itaughtthemhowtotakeselfies #selfiequeen #selfiemaster #humanitarian #global #health #nutrition #peru

    "A doughnut (240 calories) will give you a quick burst, but within a short amount of time, you’ll be reaching for something else to satisfy your hunger.  At 65 grams of weight per serving, there’s nothing there but the calories (known as “empty calories”), meaning you could easily house two or three of those jelly-filleds without a second thought and you’ll still be hungry.

    On the other hand, an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter offers about 140 calories but with the added bonus of 6 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of protein, monounsaturated fats with cardiovascular benefits.”

    Jeff Dobro, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, RedBrick Health

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    HEY EVERYONE, I NEED YOUR HELP!!!

    The pictures above are all of my mom, Teacher Lee. She runs a completely free developmental preschool. Her program targets the 49% of children in San Diego that can’t afford to attend conventional preschools and it is open to ANY children. Parents and caregivers are required to attend the classes because an important part of her program is to tech parents how they can turn every day activities into learning experiences that can help the child develop the skills they will need to be successful in kindergarten.

    NOW, here is what I need from you! Teacher Lee’s program is absolutely DESPERATE for funding! She is currently up for a grant from FedEx, but in order to win, she needs people to vote for her. It would mean so much to me, and to her, if you went and voted once a day and shared this post with your followers. She has dedicated her life to this cause for so many years, and she needs all the help she can get. The link below will take you to the page where you can vote. It will only take a moment, so please, please help!!!! 

    http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/Gallery/Detail/da6a6cb8-13aa-4c1a-8c9c-52fbf04b505b/

    If you want to learn more about Teacher Lee and her program, you can visit her website 

    http://www.teacherlee.com/ 

    I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! THANK YOU FOR HELPING MY FAMILY!

    reblogging again. take two seconds to go vote for this amazing organization run by an INCREDIBLE woman

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    The ’ Hungry and Overweight’ Paradox

    "We believe all children have the right to flourish, to have consistent access to food and to live healthy, active lives. We must help increase awareness of food insecurity while also providing evidence-based solutions to reducing obesity," says Diane Heller, RDN, immediate past chair of the Academy’s Foundation.

    "When it comes to the hunger-obesity paradox, we will be part of the solution," Heller says. "One-third of our country’s population is children, but children are 100 percent of our future. Their health today is our country’s wealth tomorrow.

    What’s up my lil chicken nuggets! We do apologize for being inactive the past few weeks and won’t be doing any updates for the time being.

    Instead we’ll be taking an online Harvard course on Cooking and Science : https://www.edx.org/course/harvard-university/spu27x/science-cooking-haute-cuisine/639

    We hope you will follow along with our efforts while keep our efforts posted and we also encourage you try this course yourself! It’s a free online course, so if you have the time, join us!

    During this government shut down, this is what you need to know about food!

    Meat, poultry, and grain inspectors will continue to work. However, the USDA will not issue any statistical or economic reports, including reports on the prices and supply levels of agricultural commodities. These reports are particularly important to commodities markets. The Forest Service will close its offices and furlough the vast majority of its staff, with only a limited number of law enforcement and firefighting personnel remaining on duty. Campgrounds and other recreational sites will be shuttered. The Agricultural Research Service and the Foreign Agricultural Service will shut down.
    The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, may be seriously curtailed. The government will not contribute any new money into the program, which provides food for low-income pregnant women, mothers and young children. Some states may be able to continue operating the program with existing money for about a week.


    Food and Drug Administration

    Approximately 45% of the Food and Drug Administration’s 14,779 employees will be furloughed. The FDA will stop routine food safety inspections as well as most of its laboratory research. Employees will still handle emergencies and high-risk product recalls.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdown_of_2013#Department_of_Agriculture

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    This is my family right now