Nutrition Nook

Eating heathly is constantly a challenge. We hope to provide you and your family with easy and great ideas to help you prepare and eat healthy.

The Real Scoop on Movie Theater Popcorn

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on November 20th, 2009 by johanna – 1 Comment


A new study just released by the Center for Science and Public Interest (CSPI) analyzed the snacks sold at movie theaters. They found a medium popcorn and soft drink contained about 1,160 calories and three days’ worth of saturated fat.

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Food Safety

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on October 21st, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

Here are some tips to protect you and your family from contracting a foodborne disease from store-bought chicken.1

1. Store chicken at 40*F or below. If you do not plan to use within two days, freeze it.

2. Make chicken your last purchase before checking out in the supermarket.

3. Thaw frozen chicken in the refrigerator. Keep it in its original packaging and on a plate when thawing.

4. Store any raw meat or poultry on the bottom shelf of the fridge so that if juices leak there will be no cross contamination.

5. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water after handling raw chicken.

6. Cook chicken to 165*F. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.

7. Do not return cooked chicken to the plate that held raw chicken.

8. Refrigerate or freeze leftover chicken within two hours of cooking.

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Slow Food

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on October 2nd, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

The Slow Food organization was founded in 1989 to promote a renewed interest in the source of food, in the preparalogo_testatation of food, in the taste of food, and in the worldwide effect of our food choices. Visit the Slow Food website for information about upcoming events and the latest news about the organization.

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National Food Safety Education Month

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on September 2nd, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

September is National Food Safety Education Month and a good time to take a look at how we handle food in our home. The American Dietetic Association has posted an informative article with great buying, storing and preparing information for fruits and vegetables.

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Hospitals Switch From Formula To Breastfeeding Bags

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on August 11th, 2009 by johanna – 1 Comment

New parents are usually given a goodie bag when they leave the hospital. The moms are encouCW3raged to breastfeed but the bags contain numerous samples and coupons for formula. Now hospitals have a choice when giving out discharge bags thank to Cottonwood Kids, a promotional products company. The company has created the country’s first breastfeeding support promotional discharge bag. Called the “Healthy Baby Bounty Bag”, it contains product samples, coupons, and information that support and encourage breastfeeding. This month, about 200 hospitals are switching to the new bag.

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