Saturday, March 31, 2012

Beyond National Nutrition Month
Get Your Plate in Shape with
the Student Dietetic Association at FIU

Beyond National Nutrition Month

Throughout the month of March we celebrated National Nutrition Month® (NNM), a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy). The campaign focused  attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

The March 2012 theme for National Nutrition Month® has been "Get Your Plate in Shape."  The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) at Florida International University (FIU) helped prepare this video to review the dietary guidelines in planning healthy meals. 

Get Your Plate in Shape with the Student Dietetic Association at FIU. 
A look at the dietary guidelines as a tool for meal planning.

National Nutrition Month Messages from the FIU SDA
Feel free to print and attach to your refrigerator.

Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30, Jeopardy celebrates its Anniversary
with Healthy Foods

Jeopardy first premiered on March 30, 1964 on NBC. To celebrate Jeopardy's anniversary and National Nutrition Month, some healthy foods got together to compete.

Are you ready to play?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Diabetes Alert Day
March 27, 2012

The American Diabetes Association has designated
March 27, 2012 as Diabetes Alert Day.

The American Diabetes Association is at the forefront of the fight to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. They provide education, promote awareness, advocate on behalf of diabetes patients and are the authoritative source on diabetes in the United States.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 25, Pecan Day

Most of the fat contained in pecans is unsaturated fat. 
Pecans are a good source of fiber and protein. Pecans 
are sodium-free and cholesterol-free.

One Pecan Half = 10 Calories
Two Tbsp Pecan Halves (9 pecans) = 86 Calories

Friday, March 23, 2012

MyPlate: Nutrition Profile of a Pizza
A tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable

Information based on 1/8 of a 12” Pizza
MyPlate Evaluation

1 srv Grain.              1 slice Whole Wheat Crust
1 srv Vegetable.  1 cup Squash, Mushrooms,Onions, Peppers
1 srv Fruit.   1/2 cup Tomatoes, Pineapples
1 srv Dairy.  1/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded, Low Fat
2 srv Protein.  1/2 cup Black Beans

Approximate 385 Calories per slice
Optional Protein: Tofu, Lean Ground Beef, Turkey Sausage

One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 
1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 10, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. 

It is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH). It helps organizations across the country come together to offer support, encourage discussion, and teach women and girls about prevention of HIV, the importance of getting tested for HIV, and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS. 

I Know - Women and Girls fight
 stigma around HIV and AIDS

Learn more, visit