Nutrition is for Everyone - January 2018

January 17, 2018


January 2018 | Vol. 3 Issue 1

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 We will be sharing this newsletter on the first Wednesday of every month to observe 
 #WellnessWednesday and to share healthy eating and nutrition tips for people with disabilities.


  Nutrition is for Everyone Ambassador Updates



Nutrition is for Everyone (NIFE) in Arkansas (AR) hosted their second large-scale train-the-trainers course in Jonesboro. During this course, NIFE AR educated disability facility employees on how to host and teach a 6-week adapted Cooking Matters class series. Each employee plans to begin offering a class in the new year, this will reach over 30 disability facilities in the North-East portion of the state. Read more...


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The Nutrition is for Everyone Louisiana (NIFE LA) welcomes Jenry Schorling, LDN, RD, as a Deputy Nutrition Ambassador. Jenry will help with the development of accurate and appropriate nutrition education materials disseminated through the project. She will also consult with the NIFE LA team on nutrition education curriculum being developed in partnership with Special Olympics Louisiana which is piloting an 8-week nutrition and physical activity curriculum starting later this month. Read more...

Like and follow NIFE LA  Facebook page for other great updates and events!

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Nutrition is for Everyone Mississippi (NIFE MS) has scheduled its first recruitment event and nutrition training for January, where the first events will be held in Hattiesburg. The recruitment event will be held in mid-January where interested local participants can stop by to receive information. Individuals with disabilities and their family members can sample trail mix snacks and take home the recipe, watch a demo video of the preparation, and sign up for upcoming trainings. Read more...

Want more updates? Like and follow NIFE MS Facebook page.

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The Nutrition Ambassador for Nutrition is for Everyone Oklahoma (NIFE OK) attended the annual Oklahoma Autism Conference and provided resources to participants. Over 200 people attended and were provided with healthy recipes and ideas for incorporating healthy foods for children with texture aversions. The deputy ambassadors will be providing training on the Healthy Living module at an upcoming Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network (OKSAN) retreat and will also be teaching a cooking class in Shawnee, OK for people with disabilities and their families and friends. Read more...

Like their Facebook page for nutrition tips and events. You can also follow them on  Twitter  at and Pinterest. Contact Ashley for more details or to join the efforts in Oklahoma.

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Dipped Turkish ApricotsDecember is always busy and sometimes it's hard to fit one more thing into a schedule, even if it is cooking or education about food! Healthy eating over the holiday is always a challenge, so with help from the students, the Nutrition Ambassador from Nutrition is for Everyone Tennessee (NIFE TN) put together a guide, "Easy Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen", with instructions for fruit and vegetable related treats and meals. Read more...

Follow NIFE TN on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest  for program updates and helpful tips!


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  Nutrtion in Action


Black Bean Quesadillas

In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. Check out this delicious recipe.


5 Tips to Beat Holiday Health Pitfalls

This holiday season, instead of giving up her hard-fought health routine, OWH Acting Director Nicole Greene found ways to incorporate it into her favorite traditions.

Check out her blog post  for five tips for a healthier holiday season!



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  Nutrition and Beyond

Inclusive Fitness Benefits Everyone

It's that time of year again-cold and flu season. Each year, approximately 5 to 20 percent of Americans come down with the flu. Some people try natural products such as herbs or vitamins and minerals to prevent or treat these illnesses. But do they really work? What does the science say? Read more here


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  Subscription and Submissions

You are receiving this message because you are subscribed to the AUCD Nutrition4All listserv. This is a discussion list hosted by AUCD to facilitate communication on strategies to include people living with disabilities in nutrition efforts and to include nutrition in disability and health efforts. Members can email the list by replying to a message or sending a new message to the list's email. To subscribe to this listserv, email Daphnee Guillaume, Public Health Program Manager.

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To submit content for this monthly nutrition resource, please contact Daphnee Guillaume, Public Health Program Manager. Nutrition resources and highlights with a short summary of 150-200 words, with photos and web links are encouraged! All submissions for the Februay newsletter are due by February 21, 2018.

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