National Nutrition Month is a yearly campaign that takes place during March dedicated to promote the importance of nutritious meals and physical activity in order to improve overall health and to reduce chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
When shopping for food, look for whole foods; food the way it comes from the earth (think fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, peas and lentils, unsweetened dairy products and fresh meats).
Medieval physicians warned they caused insanity, epilepsy and angry moods. Renaissance herbalists promoted them as aphrodisiacs. Nineteenth-century Europeans, thinking the fruit looked like goose eggs, named them eggplants.
November is the official start of the holiday season and the beginning of menu planning and preparations for holiday dinner of various sizes.
Whether hosting or attending, many holiday dishes are not intuitive to prepare. Food safety is an important key quality when meal planning, preparing, and storing all items on the menu and is crucial to remember both when initially cooking dishes as well as when re-heating to create leftover dishes!