September is National Honey Month and pollination is vital to your diet. More than 100 agricultural crops in the United States are pollinated by bees. Without bees to pollinate many of our favorite fruits and vegetables, the United States could lose $15 billion worth of crops – not to mention what it would do to your diet. Researchers call the mass disappearance of bees Colony Collapse Disorder, and they estimate that nearly one-third of all honey bee colonies in the country have vanished. If we don’t act now to save the honey bee, it might be too late. And no honey bees will mean no more of your favorite fruits and vegetables. Can you imagine life without almonds, apples, apricots, avocadoes, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, grapes, olives, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, onions, pumpkins, melons, peanuts, soybeans, sunflowers? And the list goes on to include honey which is part of many foods we enjoy.
Digna and Linda have years of experience working with individuals needing assistance to eat sufficient calories and protein in multiple settings. Flavorful Fortified Food - Recipes to Enrich Life is our way to share this knowledge with clients, patients, athletes, caregivers, and professionals.