December Health Observances

Posted 12/02/2014 | By HealthCorps

World AIDS Day – December 1

World AIDS Campaign
3rd Floor 38 Hout Street
Cape Town 8001 South Africa
+ 27 21 487 3010

National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 7-13)

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(404) 639-8200
(404) 639-8905 Fax

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax

From a Tasty Tuesday perspective, you’ve probably been doing an “awful lot of eating” in the name of holiday parties, family get-togethers and festive celebrations. Here’s a simple “light” lunch salad to help counter all the calories you may be consuming during the holiday season.

Hearts of Palm and Tomato Salad

  • 4 cups of mixed greens (your choice)
  • 1 large jar of Hearts of Palm drained and cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 ½ cups grape tomatoes, rinsed and halved
  • ½ cup of scallions, sliced thin
  • ¾ cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Combine all the vegetable ingredients
  • Add cilantro, lime juice and toss well
  • Top each serving with 3 ounces of chicken, fish or tofu, or ½ cup of drained and rinsed beans
  • Add salt to taste

Serves two.

Note:  To make this salad a bit heartier, add ¼ of an avocado to each serving.

-Amy Hendel, PA/HealthCoach

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