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CVA Blog
Monday, October 5, 2009

Food for Health

1. Healthier and More Compassionate School Lunches

2. Famous Quote – Mahatma Gandhi

3. Building Strong Bones

4. Bible verse – Hebrews 10:35-36

5. Soy May Lower Cholesterol in Diabetic Patients

6. This Week’s Video: John Robbins


1. Healthier and More Compassionate School Lunches

A new nationwide survey by the School Nutrition Association says almost 2 out of 3 U.S. schools now offer vegetarian fare for lunch on a regular basis. That's a 40 percent increase since 2003, the first year veggie meals were tallied by the nonprofit group. However, in trying to keep lunches healthier, schools in the state of Georgia have raised their school lunch prices this year to keep up with the cost of preparation. To read the full article please search online for School lunches go vegetarian

It is great news when students are offered plant-based option for lunch on a daily basis. This encourages them to make thoughtful decision about their diet and the consequence on all of God's Creation.

2. Famous Quote

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

3. Building Strong Bones

In order to build healthy bones nutritionists advise eating more fruits and vegetables, and less dairy and meat. The primary virtue of a low-acid diet may be its emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains, says Joan Salge-Blake, a nutrition professor at Boston University and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Assn. "A plant-based diet is not only good for bones, it's good for a lot of other things too," including lowering the risk of hypertension, stroke and heart disease, she says. To read the full article please search online for Fruits and vegetables, good for the bones?

A plant-based diet is God’s ideal diet for us as the book of Genesis tells us, as well as scientific data. By adopting a vegetarian diet we show we care about our bodies, animals and the environment. 

4. Bible Quote
(RSV) Hebrews 10:35-36

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.

Going through difficult times in this life is inevitable. However, our perseverance shows obedience to God, which is rewarded with a fulfilling life.

5. Soy May Lower Cholesterol in Diabetic Patients

A study in next month's Journal of Nutrition found that consumption of soy protein may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their cholesterol levels. Study participants who consumed soy protein reduced LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels and the ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol significantly more than those who consumed milk protein. To read the full article please search online for Soy Reduces Cholesterol in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

6. This Week’s Video

John Robbins, author of “Healthy at 100”, talks about the negative effects of junk food in our bodies, and the role of the health system nowadays. He believes that there’s very little done in the area of natural healing and prevention. Robbins suggests taxing tax-food like white bread and subsidizing healthy plant-based food such as whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruit.  Please visit

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