Tips for a Healthy, Safer Summer Picnic

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaHealthy Picnic Previous articleOn This Day: The Battle of Britain beginsNext articleMissing Dogs Update Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  Summer’s here, so dust off the picnic basket! But before hitting the beach or your favorite park, here are tips from Sherri Flynt, registered/licensed dietitian, Florida Hospital Center for Nutritional Excellence, for packing a healthier picnic basket and ensuring that the only “bugs” joining you are ants.Tap into summer’s bounty. Take plenty of chopped veggies as a crunchy alternative to chips. Try broccoli slaw, tossed with a low-fat poppy seed dressing, instead of traditional slaw. Pack berries, watermelon slices and frozen grapes for a tasty treat on a hot day.Salad alternatives. Rethink mayonnaise-based salads. They’re higher in fat and calories and loved by foodborne illness-causing bacteria. Oil and vinegar dressings (less oil, more vinegar) not only cut back on fat, but the acid keeps food safer. Try out this light and refreshing English cucumber salad.Healthier indulgences for your sweet tooth. If fresh fruit doesn’t satisfy your picnic sweet tooth, bring bite-sized desserts. Angel food cake topped with fresh berries and a bit of light whipped cream, keep it onice, is also a healthier option.Grill safely. Grilling is a picnic favorite. And grilling healthfully is important. To minimizeproductionof compounds that pose a cancer risk, marinate before grilling using thyme, sage, garlic, or rosemary. Because heat and fat are the real culprits, trim all visible fat, flip your meat, poultry, or fish often, and grill at a lower temperature (below 325º F). But don’t undercook. And, be sure to wash your hands! Handling raw meat is a sure fire way to spread bacteria to other foods you may touch.Keep all food safe. According to the Food and Drug Administration, summer months see an increase in foodborne illnesses. To keep those “bugs” from joining your picnic, keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Cold foods should be kept in a cooler and on ice throughout the picnic. Hot foods (like chicken or hot dogs) should be covered in foil to retain the heat. And don’t let any food sit out for very long.Stay well hydrated. While enjoying the outdoors, it’s easy to get dehydrated, especially children as they don’t want to stop their fun to grab a drink. Have plenty of cool water on hand and encourage everyone to drink liberally.Also, have a plan for being active. Whether it’s canoeing, playing a game of Frisbee football, or kicking a soccer ball, picnics are a great time for families to move together. Please enter your name here Picnic Advice From Florida Hospital  Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Call for expressions of interest for the implementation of the project “Sports Croatia” in 2019 has been published

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board has published a Call for expressions of interest for the implementation of the “Sports Croatia” project for 2019. This Call plans, through special marketing and PR cooperation on top sports projects, to establish partnerships with organizers of top international sports competitions in Croatia and top Croatian athletes in order to further promote in the emitting markets, the CNTB points out.”With top sports projects, we want to raise awareness of Croatia as an attractive tourist destination with a diverse tourist offer throughout the year and thus influence the increase in demand for Croatian tourist products, increase tourist traffic and ultimately increase general consumption,” said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, adding that the “Sports Croatia” project combines tourism and sports, which is what makes Croatia the most recognizable in the world.Interested partners are required to submit an application and their own presentation of cooperation proposals with a detailed presentation of each proposed activity by e-mail to [email protected] no later than Friday, December 21, 2018.The final decision on the selection of partners for the implementation of strategic promotional campaigns will be made by the CNTB Tourist Board.The text of the Call with all detailed information is available in the attachment:Attachment: Call for expressions of interest for the implementation of the project “Sports Croatia” in 2019 has been publishedlast_img read more