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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #134 The One Hundred Year Diet
August 24, 2010

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Kindy's Musings....

"The Hundred Year Diet. America's Voracious Appetite For Losing Weight"

Summer is transitioning into harvest season quickly and if you still have time for a summer read before Labor Day, try a new book out by Rodale Press, "The Hundred Year Diet. America's Voracious Appetite For Losing Weight". It is a book all nutritionists and health professionals, along with parents and teachers need to read - the story of our national obsession with food, dieting, deprivation, and weight loss.

Susan Yager, adjunct instructor in the department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Public Health at NYU, sheds valuable light on how we became a country that spends more of our hard-earned dollars on weight-loss products than we do on fresh vegetables.

"For the diet-obsessed among us, her book is a fascinating read."— New York Times

"Ms. Yager's bite-sized chapters are easy and pleasant to digest..." Wall Street Journal

"...far-reaching, well-researched survey of America's fascination with diets...— Newsday

A Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune "editor's pick" for summer reading 2010.

Read the latest nutrition news on whole food nutrition for your family with the link below:

Challenges and Opportunities for Eating More Whole Grains


Note: This recipe was contributed by Melissa from South Dakota who entered it in the recipe contest on! Thanks Melissa!


3 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 cups summer squash, shredded

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup applesauce

1 Tablespoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/4 cups wheat flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 325degrees F.

2. Grease two 9 x 5 loaf pans, spray olive oil is a healthy choice.

3. Beat eggs until foamy.

4. Stir in wet ingredients: sugar, summer squash, oil, applesauce and vanilla.

5. Sift together dry ingredients: flour, wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

6. Gradually add to wet ingredients.

7. Fold in raisins and optional nuts.

8. Pour into prepared pans.

9. Bake for 60 - 80 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.

10. Cool for 10 minutes on cooling rack, then remove from pans.Cool completely on rack before slicing.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

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