summer nutrition

summer nutrition,

n in Tibetan medicine, the purposeful adjustment of an individual's eating habits to summer weather. During the warm months, the peak amount of energy exerted by the sun is thought to place a mini-mal amount of stress on the digestive processes that pull out energy for the body's use. The gastrointestinal tract's dormant state increases its vulnerability to foods that taste strong. As a rule, individuals are encouraged to eat foods that are cool and light. Predominantly, these foods should also have a sweet taste. Warm tea with lemon is preferable to cold drinks to pre-vent disturbing thermoregulation, a process that is dependent on schara. The individual is discouraged from eating foods that have a pungent, bitter, or astringent taste. Heavy, greasy, and canned foods are also not to be consumed. See also schara.
References in periodicals archive ?
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for its 2018 summer nutrition programs.
org) report - Hunger Doesn't Take A Vacation - nearly 1 in 6 low-income children nationally participated in summer nutrition programs last year.
that would cut funding for the Economic Research Service by $3 million and spend that money instead on summer nutrition programs for children.
10) Maryland's state-funded "prekindergarten program ranks 6th in the nation" for percentage of children enrolled in the program; (11) In 2009, 78 percent of entering kindergartners were evaluated by their teachers as fully ready for school; and (12) Enrollment in Maryland's Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences and Engineering increased by 50 percent and 38 percent respectively from 2009 to 2010; (13) Maryland had the 2nd highest increase in the nation in summer nutrition program; and (14) The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) helped 1,075 people move from public benefits into employment.
It provided kids ages 10 to 15 with mostly sports activities and summer nutrition.
Included were school breakfast and lunch, summer nutrition and after-school nutrition programs, food programs in child and adult day care, as well as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
Summer nutrition is also a concern due to the high number of students who depend on free and reduced-cost school meals during the academic year.
Summer nutrition programs should reach more children
Department of Agriculture Food Nutrition Services, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Chicago Housing Authority, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, Food Service Professionals and the Illinois Hunger Coalition has launched the 2008 Summer Nutrition Program which provides free meals to Chicago's disadvantaged youth now through August 28, at 197 locations around the city.
According to a new FRAC report issued earlier this month, the number of children participating in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Nutrition Programs increased last year, yet the need for greater access to meals during the summer months while school is out of session remains significant.
CPPP believes the upcoming reauthorization of the child nutrition programs and WIC (women, infants, and children) should provide the opportunity to improve access, meal quality and nutrition in the school breakfast and lunch, summer nutrition, afterschool and child and adult care food programs, and in WIC.
Full browser ?