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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #69 -- Happy Mother's Day!
May 07, 2007

Welcome! Learn How to Combine Healthy Recipes with Family Adventure!

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Kindy's Musings....

Now every week, as your family dietitian, I will be scoping out the most relevant research and news that you can use to help your family make healthy nutrition and wellness choices.


...about the food industry we shop in as parents and educators...and family nutrition and health issues today.

So what has your family dietitian been up to??? I have been touring the beautiful Loire Valley of France and learning how their school lunch program works and families eat in France....See below for more details!

Spring 2007 International Exchange Forum

Children, Obesity, Food Choice and the Environment: Helping children make healthful food and lifestyle choices in the school, home and community environment

With a Special Focus on School Lunch and Nutrition Education in France

Perspectives from the USA and France

Loire Valley & the Vendee, France

Against the culinary and cultural backdrop of the beautiful Loire Valley and Vendee regions of France, a series of presentations, roundtables, panel discussions allow participants to foster innovative dialog and explore new ideas in food, food choice, nutrition education and community for children and families.


-Dynamic, interactive, intimate learning experiences and presentations from U.S. and French speakers

-Leading edge insights from U.S. and French researchers and opinion leaders who are making a difference in the future of children

-2 onsite school visits with kitchen and cafeteria tours that include school lunch: elementary and high school-college visits

-Custom supermarket tour and insights into new products and innovations for the French consumer

-Private wine tasting and cheese tours

-Guided tours of Loire Valley chateaus

-World class cuisine and accommodations in a 15th century castle (Loire Valley) and a 16th century chateau (Vendee)

This exceptional experience was brought by the educational organization called, Field To Plate.

A newspaper clip from Quest France on the experience...

Fruit Salad with Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Dressing

If you're making this salad ahead, brush a little grapefruit juice on the avocado slices to prevent darkening.

Serves about 8

For the salad:

Lettuce leaves

Shredded fresh spinach and/or lettuce

2 Florida Red Grapefruit, peeled, sectioned, and seeded

2 Florida White Grapefruit, peeled, sectioned, and seeded

2 cups strawberries, slices or halved

2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced

1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

For the dressing:

1 cup honey

1 teaspoon Florida Grapefruit Peel, finely shredded

1 cup Florida Grapefruit Juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seed

Line a platter with lettuce leaves. Top with shredded spinach or lettuce. Arrange red and white grapefruit sections, strawberries, and avocados on lettuce.

Sprinkle red onion rings on top of fruit.

Serve with Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Dressing. Store remaining dressing, covered, in the refrigerator.

Source: Recipe from the Florida Department of Citrus.

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.

Kara Goldin

CEO, Founder.

Hint, Inc

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.

Get Hint delivered right to your door, click here.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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