We welcome back Ghada Elgadi as our new Technician 3 with the MCMFP!
Thank you to those patrons and panelists who stopped by our booth at the Forks Market. For more information, check out our latest newsletter (Panelist Newsletter 03).
When it comes to food & health... what's their opinions? Thank you to those stakeholders and media who were able to join us on February 29th, at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. For more information about the event, including presentations, speaker notes (see newsletter), and more, please check out our new Stakeholder Page: http://www.mcmfoodpanel.ca/resources/stakeholders.
The Manitoba Consumer Monitor Food Panel had its official funding announcement launch at The Forks Market at Discover Agriculture in the City! The event was a success and we were thrilled to connect with so many Manitobans interested in food and health.
The Manitoba Consumer Monitor Food Panel was featured on Breakfast Television. One of the questions found on the first survey asked Manitobans how often they included products containing hemp into their diet. As a tribute to Nutrition month, we made a delicious hemp smoothie recipe:
- 1/2 cup of reduced sugar orange juice, not from concentrate
- 3/4 cup of reduced sugar, low calorie vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup of frozen berries, equal to 2 fruit servings
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- 4 tbsp of hemp protein
Blend until smooth. This recipe makes 2 servings and includes 125 calories, 21 mg sodium, 63 mg potassium, 9 g sugar, 2.5 g fibre, 9 g protein. Over half of the calorie content comes from the hemp protein powder. The sugar content in this recipe includes naturally produced sugars, but if you need to reduce the sugar content - omit the honey and replace the orange juice with unsweetened hemp beverage. This will bring down the sugar content to 4 g of sugar. You may prefer to use hemp seed instead of the hemp protein. This will reduce the calorie content, but does not contain as much fibre or protein.
Survey 13-01: Breakfast, Food and Health
Distribution: May 13th, 2013
For more information: http://www.mcmfoodpanel.ca/panelists/current-panelists