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Fish…Friend or Foe?

Consumption of seafood provides high quality protein, important vitamins and minerals and is known to be an excellent source of omega-3 fats. Specific types of seafood are particularly rich in the healthy omega–3 fatty acids that are known to be heart healthy and immune boosting; reducing risk of heart disease, stroke and...

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Try this way to control snack cravings

Brian Wansink, Professor of Economics at Cornell University in Ithaca New York, co-authored a recent study published in the Journal of Food, Quality and Preference. His research supports the concept that eating a small portion of chocolate or other “treat” can satisfy you just as much as a larger portion. The secret is to wait...

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When you cook with herbs, food tastes better and smells fabulous

When you cook with herbs, food tastes better and smells fabulous. Plus they add a nutrition boost to your meal. Herbs contain beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidants to keep the body strong. Using herbs instead of salt to season foods decreases the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure later in life so kids grow up...

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May is National Salad Month

Choosing to make half your plate full of veggies, is easier than you think! Whether fresh, frozen or canned, choose an array of colors representative of the colors of a rainbow. Veggies can be added to soups, stews, casseroles, salads, smoothies, cereals, wraps and so much more! Purchasing vegetables that are in season...

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Shinnecock staff enjoyed their Worksite Wellness today

Shinnecock staff enjoyed their worksite wellness today. Stony Brook & Cornell Extension -ESNY meet once a month to motivate and educate the Shinnecock Nation staff towards a healthier and more active work day. Paula Collins prepared three types of salads and from Cornell- ESNY a delicious Kale and raisin salad plus the...

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Easter Egg Safety

Coloring Easter eggs is not only fun but a wonderful tradition often involving an Easter egg hunt. Just because your eggs are hard boiled, doesn’t mean they can go unrefrigerated. To avoid food borne illness, never eat them if unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours. If unsure of how long they have been left out of the...

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April 5th, 2017 is NATIONAL WALKING DAY

National Walking Day was started in 2007 to remind people about the benefits of going for a walk. Annually, the first Wednesday in April is designated as National Walking Day and is sponsored by the American Heart Association. Go to their website (www.heart.org) for additional information about walking safe and increasing your...

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Nutrition Educator Involvement in National Nutrition Month

Eat Smart New York LI Region: Nutrition Educator Involvement in National Nutrition Month 2017 Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton : Make Half your Grains Whole Tuckahoe School Wellness, Southampton: Make Half Your Grains Whole Tuckahoe School Nutrition Youth class for 5th and 6th graders - Go, Go, Go Snacks Shinnecock...

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