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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #57 -- Holiday Hunger Appeal
December 19, 2006
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As we find ourselves in the holiday season, let's take the time to turn our attention to those individuals who may need emergency food assistance through food banks and food pantries.
Do you know anyone who has had to make the tough choice between paying their rent and buying food for their family?
Unfortunately, it is all too common for many Americans. In 2004, 3.9 million households in the U.S. received food assistance from a food bank/pantry at least once during the year.
Consider having your family start a new Christmas tradition this year and drop off their favorite foods to a food pantry in your neighborhood -- show your children how to love their neighbors in a realistic way!
Try the easy recipe below:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Barbequed Turkey Pockets
Start to Finish: 25 minutes
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's® Healthy Request® Condensed Tomato Soup
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 lb. thinly sliced cooked turkey breast *
3 pita breads (6"), cut in half
MIX soup, water, sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire in skillet. Heat to a boil. Cook over low heat 5 min.
ADD turkey and heat through. Spoon turkey mixture into pita halves. Makes 6 sandwiches.
TIP: *roasted or deli turkey
Food Banks and Food Pantries: Helping Locally
What is a Food Bank/Food Pantry?
A food bank collects food and distributes to agencies that serve the low-income population.
A food pantry provides food directly to individuals in need.
Poverty Leads to Food Insecurity:
• In 2005, 37 million people (12.6%) nationwide lived in poverty.
o 17.8% of the nation’s children (under age 18)
o 11.3% of people aged 18-64
Want to Help?
Use this “Food Bank Wish List” to select non-perishable foods to request for a community food drive:
Cream of wheat
Quick bread mix
Flour (white or whole wheat)
Vegetables and Fruits:
Raisins/other dried fruits
Baby food fruit
Baby food vegetables
Milk/Meat Group Items:
Shelf stable pudding
Lite salad dressings
For more information on food banks, food pantries and other
emergency food programs, visit America’s Second Harvest
or call them at: (800)-771-2303
Check out a new water drink company that was founded by Kara Goldin, a mother of four who cares about providing healthy beverages to families....she talks more below about Hint..
The idea behind Hint is simple: pure water, nature's original refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor.
No sugar, no artificial sweeteners: Hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great.
Sound good? It tastes even better.
We thank you for trying Hint, hope that you and your family enjoy it, and wish you excellent health.
Hint is available in many specialty markets and is also sold in fine spas and hotels. If Hint is not yet available in your favorite store, please ask for it.
Hint is adding new stores, spas and hotels every week and are also interested in school and corporate lunch programs.
What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?
Celebrating Healthy Families 2006
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Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Kindy --Your Family Dietitian
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