What is Meatless Monday? Meatless Monday is a global movement to help people reduce their meat consumption by 15%. Meatless Monday is an initiative of The Monday Campaigns; it began in 2003 and it was launched in association with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. MeatlessContinue reading “#MeatlessMonday”

World Diabetes Day 2014

November 14 is World Diabetes Day (WDD). Led by the International Diabetes Federation, WDD aims at raising awareness about diabetes, a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, thatContinue reading “World Diabetes Day 2014”

#LoveYourBones: World Osteoporosis Day

Today is World Osteoporosis Day. Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), it aims to raise awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. This year, the campaign is focused on osteoporosis in men. Yes, osteoporosis is not a women’s disease, and it can also affect men!! What is osteoporosis?Continue reading “#LoveYourBones: World Osteoporosis Day”

World Food Day 2014

Today is World Food Day. What a better day than this to start writing about nutrition, health, food policies, and anything that revolves around food!! World Food Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) members in 1979. The first one was held in 1981 and, since then, itContinue reading “World Food Day 2014”