August 2015 Health Observances

Posted 08/04/2015 | By HealthCorps

August 1 – 31
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness

August 1 – 31
National Breastfeeding Month
The United States Breastfeeding Committee

August 1 – 31
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

August 9 – 15
National Health Center Week
National Association of Community Health Centers

August 24 – 28
Contact Lens Health Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is It Another Fad Diet?
It’s easy to spot a fad diet. If the program promises insane amounts of weight loss in a short period of time, it’s likely a fad diet. If it cuts out whole food groups, it is likely a fad diet. If it requires you to stop eating out and enjoying family dinners, and has you avoiding celebrations, it is likely a fad diet. If the eating plan has an incredibly long list of restrictive and difficult rules, it is likely a fad diet. If it is penned by a guru with no health credentials, it is likely a fad diet. If it has little science behind it, it is likely a fad diet. If the diet threatens you or suggests that this is the only solution to weight loss, it is likely a fad diet.
Choose to lose weight with a sensible plan that emphasizes short term and long term goals, teaches you food education, and utilizes portion control and quality of foods as cornerstones of the program. You should be able to follow the plan at home and away from home.

Summer Plum Appetizers
Cut small thin wedges of sourdough bread. Spread a thin layer of grainy mustard, and then a very thin layer of brie. Top with sections of ripe plums, sliced thin with the skin on.

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