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National Eosinophil Awareness Week – 3rd week of May
Nutrition Newsletter: May 2012
Research has shown that food allergies are the most common cause of EoE. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, children are referred to an allergist for allergy testing to guide treatment.

Eat Healthy to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Today!
Nutrition Newsletter: Apr 2012
The registered dietitians at CHOC Children’s encourage you to focus on what you can do to reduce the risk of cancer in your family.

Shape Up Your Plate for National Nutrition Month & Beyond…
Nutrition Newsletter: Mar 2012
Each March, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthy eating by consuming the recommended amounts of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy through a month long campaign called “National Nutrition Month.”

Be Good to Your Heart (and your children’s too!)
Nutrition Newsletter: Feb 2012
Children are now developing cardiovascular disease risk factors that were previously only seen in adults.

Start The New Year Right - Make Soup!
Nutrition Newsletter: Jan 2012
There’s no better time than January, National Soup Month, to try making one of the many delicious, healthful, and economical soup recipes that abound.

Healthy Holidays - It’s All in the Time Management
Nutrition Newsletter: Dec 2011
Whether it is logging in extensive hours shopping at the mall, attending your 5th Holiday Party of the month, watching another “Nutcracker” performance, or volunteering to help out those in need, time management during the next few weeks is critical to keep you and your family from resorting to eating fast food every other night.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!
Nutrition Newsletter: November 2011
Did you know that every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition which affects the body’s ability to utilize blood glucose for energy.  There are several types of Diabetes, but the most common are Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

October is Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Nutrition Newsletter: October 2011
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disorder affecting approximately 1% of the population.  When a person with celiac disease eats gluten an immune-mediated response causes damage to the small intestines and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.  Therefore, the only treatment for celiac disease is following a gluten-free diet.

Give Yourself a Little TLC this Month
Nutrition Newsletter: September 2011
September is National Cholesterol Education month.  High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors of heart disease.  High blood cholesterol itself does not cause symptoms, so it is important to get your levels checked.  Lowering your cholesterol is good for every age, with or without heart disease.

Breastfeeding—Good for Babies, Good for Moms!
Nutrition Newsletter: August 2011
Breastfeeding is the perfect food for babies!  It provides the best nutrition for babies, offers health benefits for both mom and baby, and is easily available when it is time to eat.

Good Nutrition: As Close As Your Plate!
Nutrition Newsletter: July 2011
MyPlate was unveiled on June 2, 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  The intent of MyPlate is to prompt consumers to think about “building a healthy plate at meal times.” 

June is National Fruits and Vegetable Month
Nutrition Newsletter: June 2011
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its 5 A Day program to the “Fruits & Veggies-More Matters” ™ Campaign.  June is a great month to improve our intake of fruits and vegetables.

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Nutrition Newsletter: May 2011
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Take time during these warmer and longer days to get out, enjoy the weather, and get some exercise in the process. Encourage kids to find activities they enjoy to create a life-long love for physical activity. 


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