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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #142 March is Nutrition Month - Celebrate!
March 17, 2011


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Kindy's Musings....

Hungry? Your Stomach Really Does Have a Mind of It's Own!

As we celebrate Nutrition Month during March 2011, what a great time to think about hunger and how our body responds to hunger and feeling full.

Nestle food company and other food giants are now on a push to decipher the language of satiety,the complex signals our gut brain sends to the big brain,and use that knowledge to make better satiety-inducing foods, or foods that make you feel full longer. Nerve cells in the gut are located in the tissues lining the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. Like the central nervous system, the gut brain makes use of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.

The research that comes through this project could change the face of food products in the years to come! What ever happened to grabbing a fresh, ripe tomato out of your garden just for the joy and taste of it?


Read more about this recent research.



Read the latest nutrition news on growing healthy kids with the link below:

Child's Healthy Eating Largely Influenced by the Mother's Diet


GREEN SPAGHETTI

Thank you Angelia from Ohio (She says her children LOVE this recipe!) for submitting this delicious recipe for our recipe contest.

Ingredients and Instructions:

2 c. fresh spinach leaves

2 T. minced garlic

1/4 c. shredded parmesan cheese

1 t. fresh black pepper

1 t. salt

4 t. olive oil

2 T. Pinenuts (optional)

Scant 1/4 c. water

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor or blender.

Add to any cooked pasta (we like spaghetti).



What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

Celebrating Healthy Families 2011



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Kindy --Your Family Dietitian


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