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March 6, 2013

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Page 34 Arizona Sun RV Jams Arizona Sun RV Resort held their last Music Jam on March 11th for this season. We thank everyone for sharing their Monday evenings with us. It has been a fun season. Special thanks to Ross for being Jam Master and to Cyril, Dave, Ruel and Fred, too. The musical talent in Quartzsite is just incredible. We wish everyone safe travels and look forward to enjoying more fun-���lled Monday evenings in November. Read MESSENGER Desert ONLINE @ Like us on Facebook at DesertMessengerNews Follow on Twitter @DesertMessenger @QuartzsiteRain March is National Nutrition Month Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day��� with Foods from All Ethnic Traditions: Tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics America is a nation of immigrants, with each group adding its cultural traditions, including food, to the country���s shared multi-ethnic experience. As part of National Nutrition Month��, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers ways to ���Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day��� with foods from all corners of the globe. ���As a registered dietitian, I am asked every day, ���What should I eat?���,��� said registered dietitian and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson Vandana Sheth. ���The answer of course is, ���It depends.������ ���Eating is not a ���one-size-���ts-all��� proposition. RDs make recommendations that accommodate the food preferences, cultural traditions and customs of the many and diverse groups who live in our country,��� Sheth said. ���The U.S. population is changing. By 2050, half of the U.S. population will be non-white. We need to have a global perspective on food and focus on diversity and multiculturalism, especially as they relate to the nutritional health of families,��� Sheth said. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans calls a healthy eating pattern ���an array of options that can accommodate cultural, ethnic, traditional and personal preferences and food cost and availability.��� They advise making about half your plate fruits and vegetables; about one-quarter protein, such as lean meats, black beans and tofu chunks; and about one-quarter grains, preferably whole grains. With each meal, the Dietary Guidelines recommend fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt or cheese. ���With the countless and increasing varieties of foods that are available today, people who live virtually anywhere can follow the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines and its MyPlate symbol to eat healthfully within the preferences of any culture,��� Sheth said. Examples of healthful menus items from ethnic traditions that follow the MyPlate recommendations include: Chinese: Stir-fried chicken and vegetables such as bok choy, snap peas, carrots and bean sprouts; brown rice; and a dish of lychee fruit. Italian: Minestrone (a hearty, tomato-based soup with beans, vegetables and pasta) with kidney beans added for folate, ���ber and protein; gnocchi (���our or potato dumplings) with chopped vegetables like spinach mixed into the dough and served with lycopene-rich tomato sauce. Greek: Tzatziki sauce (a creamy dressing of low-fat yogurt, garlic and cucumber) served on pita sandwiches or as a dip with vegetables; and dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with ground meat, vegetables such as bell peppers, eggplant and squash, rice, dried fruit and pine nuts). Mexican: Jicama (a crisp and slightly sweet root vegetable) peeled, sliced and served on a salad with lime vinaigrette or chopped for a crunchy addition to salsas; and gazpacho (a cold tomato-based raw vegetable soup) made with spinach or cucumbers. Additional menu ideas for ethnic foods that meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate include: Fruit chutney (Asian Indian) Grilled pineapple as part of a chicken shish kabob (Middle Eastern) Mango or other tropical fruit smoothie (Latin American) Baked pumpkin sprinkled with cinnamon (African) Polish beets (European) Stir-fried greens (Asian) Cactus salad (Latin American) Succotash (Native American or Southern U.S.) Couscous (African) Quinoa (Latin American) Naan bread (Asian Indian) Egg noodles (German). As part of this public education campaign, the Academy���s National Nutrition Month website includes a variety of helpful tips, games, promotional tools and nutrition education resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition around the ���Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day��� theme. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at March 6, 2013 MUSIC JAM SCHEDULE Quartzsite, Brenda, La Paz Valley Sunday 1:00pm Split Rail RV Park 1:30pm Wagons West RV Park, Brenda 6pm Mountain Quail #1 50���s, 60���s rock n��� roll 6pm Black Rock RV Park, Brenda 6:30pm. Gold Star Gospel Acoustic Monday 6:30pm. Arizona Sun RV Resort 6:30pm Ramlin Roads, Hope Tuesday 1pm La Posa South, bring chair 1pm Brenda RV Park, Brenda 1pm. Crawford���s RV 1pm Kofa Mt. RV 7pm. Desert Gold, Brenda, Gospel Wednesday 1pm Gold Star, Acoustic 1pm Mountain Quail RV #1 Classic Country 6:30pm. Holiday Palms, Country Jam 6:30pm. Scenic Road RV Acoustic Thursday 1pm, Scenic Road RV, Acoustic 7pm. Brenda RV Park, Gospel 7pm. QIA, Show $1 donation Friday 1pm. Holiday Palms, Big Band 1pm Gateway RV Park, Brenda 1:30pm Burrwood RV Park, La Paz Valley 6:30pm JR���s RV Park 6:30pm Split Rail RV Park Saturday 1 pm Desert Gold RV Park, Brenda, Country 1pm Brenda RV Park, Brenda Accoustic Is your favorite jam listed correctly? Contact Rain at

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