September 2010

September 1, 2010 in 2010 by Joyce Bunderson

September: In this Issue

Special Days and Monthly Celebrations

Dr. Grandma really enjoys celebrations and special days; so each month she shares a few ideas that she thinks are interesting.

Good Health Can Be Yummy

Dr. Grandma’s blog – the Foodland Chronicles – has recipes and thoughts on making great tasting food that builds healthy bodies. Links to last month’s Foodland Chronicles are provided.

Special Days and Monthly Celebrations

Grandma really enjoys celebrations and special days.

Labor Day is September 6th

According to the Department of Labor, Labor Day is a “yearly tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.” The Sunday before Labor Day is designated as Labor Sunday and “dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.”

National Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day is on September 12th this year. Marian McQuade, the founder of National Grandparents Day, wanted a special day set aside for people to remember the lonely elderly in nursing homes. In addition to remembering and honoring grandparents, National Grandparents Day also encourages grandchildren to learn about their heritage and the wisdom their grandparents can provide. Grandparents can take the initiative — instead of spoiling grandchildren with unhealthy treats, grandparents can provide snacks and meals that set an example of healthy eating. Try Pancake Dunkers or some of Dr. Grandma’s suggestions for making eating fun and healthy.

September is Self-improvement Month

What better time than the fall for making improvements that will change your life? Summer fun is over, the kids are back in school, it just seems like a natural time to get focused on what is important to you. If you start implementing changes to your style of eating now, those changes will be entrenched by the time the temptation holidays — Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas — arrive.

September is National Organic Harvest Month

If all the insects on earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on earth would disappear. — Jonas Salk

As we turn to the fall and the bounty of the harvest, it is important that we are mindful of the price we pay for our food. Not the price at the checkout counter, but the price we exact on our environment. See the Organic Trade Associations 15 Ways To Celebrate Organic Everyday And remember, all of our mixes are made exclusively with 100% organic hard red spring wheat. Much of the wheat harvested in North America is organic, but only a small part is certified organic like Dr. Grandma’s wheat.

Celebrate National Waffle Week: September 5 -11 and International Eat an Apple Day: September 18th.

Did you know that the ice cream cone was invented when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream? Very inventive! Try some of Dr. Grandma’s recipes for combining waffles and apples — or invent your own waffle and apple recipe. Send us your recipe and we’ll share it with our readers.

World Heart Day; September 26th

You can combine Self-improvement Month with World Heart Day using Dr. Grandma’s 14 healthy heart habits. Remember too, the American Heart Association’s guidelines that women, on average, keep daily sugar intake to 100 or fewer calories; and men keep it below 150 calories. I’ve mentioned in some blog entries and other newsletter postings, that our muffin and quick bread recipes can be used as breakfast cake, snack cakes or desserts. Also Dr. Grandma’s Delight sweetener is an excellent way to satisfy a sweet tooth without adding any empty calories.

September 29th is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day.

Held on the last Wednesday in September, this day promotes a health lifestyle for women of all ages. The goal is to create awareness on the importance of regular physical activity. According to the American Heart Association, physical activity and fitness are important to women because cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. One in two women suffers from heart disease or stroke. The risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke can be reduced with regular physical activity of at least 30 minutes per day.

Good Health Can Be Yummy

Recipes and thoughts on making food taste good and build healthy bodies.

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