March is National Nutrition Month and The Mushroom Council, a group of U.S. mushroom growers, is celebrating with a Twitter Party! National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to “get your plate in shape,” and adding mushrooms to the menu can help you do just that. Increasing the intake of lower calorie foods, specifically mushrooms, in place of those higher in calories, such as ground beef, can be an effective method for reducing calories and fat while still feeling full and satisfied after a meal. This approach of replacing some meat with mushrooms is known as “swapability.” The mushroom and meat “swapability” technique is an economical way to make family meals more nutritious and works great in family favorites such as lasagna, burgers, tacos and chili. Join us March 12th to learn more about this technique including delicious recipes to try, chat with registered dietitian Elizabeth Ward, and have a chance to win great prizes! I hope to see you at the…
When: Monday, March 12th from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
Where: #Mushrooms tag on Twitter
Winners will be selected at random from those tweeting with the tag during the party hour and must be U.S. or Canadian citizens age 18 or older. View the full rules.
Planning on attending? Let us know here by adding your Twitter Name and URL (ex. @ResourcefulMom, http://twitter.com/ResourcefulMom)
About our sponsor, the Mushroom Council
The Mushroom Council is composed of fresh market producers or importers who average more than 500,000 pounds of mushrooms produced or imported annually. The mushroom program is authorized by the Mushroom Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1990 and is administered by the Mushroom Council under the supervision of the Agricultural Marketing Service. Research and promotion programs help to expand, maintain and develop markets for individual agricultural commodities in the United States and abroad. These industry self-help programs are requested and funded by the industry groups that they serve. For more information on the Mushroom Council, visit www.mushroominfo.com.
About special guest Elizabeth Ward, RD
Elizabeth Ward is a registered dietitian, freelance writer and mother of three. Her latest book is Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy. She is also the author of several other books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler, The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to the New Food Pyramids, and Pregnancy Nutrition: Good Health for You and Your Baby, and the co-author of Super Nutrition After 50 and Live Longer & Better. Elizabeth regularly writes for publications such asMen’s Fitness and WebMD, and blogs about about family nutrition and weight control issues forUSAToday.com. She is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board of Kaboose.com.