Nutrition Newsletter Summer Food Safety Tips

Nutrition Newsletter
Summer Food Safety Tips
Summer is almost here which brings cook-outs, potlucks, picnics, and eating on the beach.
Remember that safe food is healthy food, and healthy food means a healthier you!
Keep hot foods hot, and cold foods cold. Hot foods should be kept above 140°F and cold foods
less than 40°F. Use a thermometer to be exact.
Transport foods safely. Use ice packs or frozen water bottles in insulated lunch bags or coolers
when traveling with food. Freeze the bread from your sandwich to keep it colder for longer.
Keep your eye on the clock. Don’t eat perishable foods that have been sitting out for more than
2 hours. On days hotter than 90°F, the safety zone is 1 hour.
Avoid spreading bacteria. Use different utensils and serving dishes for raw foods and cooked
foods. Washing your hands with soapy and water is best, but bring hand sanitizer when you’re on
the go.
Visit for more tips on keeping food safe.
Frozen Greek Yogurt – Is It Good For You?
With the warmer weather approaching, frozen desserts sound pretty appealing.
So, how does frozen Greek yogurt rank? There can be a “health halo” around
these products, but remember that most frozen treats, including frozen Greek yogurt,
need to enjoyed in moderation.
Looking at the two products below, you can see that the Yasso bar is much lower in calories, fat,
and sugar than Ben & Jerry’s. Plus it is already portion-controlled. Keep in mind, one pint of Ben
& Jerry’s has 4 ½-cup servings so you need to scoop out your own portion.
What’s the best option? Freeze your own Greek yogurt! A 6-ounce container of plain, non-fat
Greek yogurt (Fage, Chobani, Oikos) contains ~100 calories, 0g fat, 7g sugar, and 18g protein.
See our recipe of the month for ideas on flavoring your homemade frozen Greek yogurt.
Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bar
1 bar, any flavor
Calories: 80
Fat: 0g
Sugar: 12g
Protein: 6g
June 2013
Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt,
½ cup, Raspberry Fudge Chunk
Calories: 200
Fat: 7g
Sugars: 25g
Protein: 6g
Calendar of Events
Recipe of the Month
Bariatric Forum - Healthy Eating on Vacation
June 4th – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
6-7pm in Carrie Hall
Learn how to stay on track while on vacation, what to
pack, and what to expect.
Homemade Frozen Greek Yogurt
Yields 4 servings
What better way to pack in your
protein, beat the heat, and satisfy
your frozen sweet tooth?
Post-Operative Behavioral Support Group
June 12th – Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
1-2pm in Doherty Conference Room
Targeted behavior support and education for post-op
patients. Co-pays are collected. To schedule, call
Nicole at 617-732-6960
Post-Operative Behavioral Support Group
June 13th – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
12:30-1:30pm in Kessler Conference Room
Targeted behavior support and education for post-op
patients. Co-pays are collected. To schedule, call
Nicole at 617-732-6960
Featured Product of the Month
500mg Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites
New from Bariatric Advantage
are Calcium Citrate Chewy
Bites with 500 mg calcium.
With this new formula, you
only need to take 3 chews per
day (instead of 6!) to reach
your 1500 mg goal of calcium.
They are individually packaged
and taste great too!
Look for them online at,
and ask for a sample at your
next nutrition appointment.
2 cups plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1. Drain
any excess
from the
of the
Greek yogurt.
Recipe title
you’re starting with fresh
freeze them first. It will
4 servings
help with the texture.
Mix the ingredients together
using a food processor, blender,
or hand mixer. Do this quickly
before ingredients start to melt!
4. Freeze your final product for 1-2
hours. If you freeze it overnight,
you may need to defrost it a bit
before eating it.
Nutrition Facts per ½ cup serving:
92 calories, 0 g fat, 14 g carb, 12 g protein
Personalize your yogurt!
Try other types of berries or fruit.
Flavor it with extracts (vanilla,
coconut, almond) or sugar-free
Sweeten it with Splenda or other
artificial sweeteners.
Brigham & Women’s Hospital Center for Metabolic Health &
Bariatric Surgery