APG participated once again in CPSDA’s Annual Conference with over 300 of the nation’s top 100 influential sports nutrition experts (Sports RDs) from universities, professional teams, Olympic and professional training centers, and members of the U.S. military and law enforcement.
Over 23 influential journalists attended a luncheon of Mediterranean cuisine featuring pistachios prepared by James Beard award-winning chef, Nancy Silverton. Held at Chef Silverton’s Melrose Avenue hot spot, chi SPACCA restaurant in Los Angeles.
This is a day for pistachio lovers around the world to celebrate PISTACHIOS, and eat their favorite nut all day long. Celebrate with Pistachio-Inspired Recipes.
Recently, American Pistachio Growers teamed up with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Sharon Palmer, author of The Plant-Powered Diet and Plant-Powered for Life, to get the word out about the heart healthy benefits of American Pistachios.
Held May 19 -24 in Milan, Italy, it was an excursion into the culture of food and the discovery and rediscovery of flavors, tastes, smells, and traditions.
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Look at American pistachios featured at the California Bakery, a famous chain of American bakeries in Milan.
The June issue of Outside magazine featured APG ambassador, professional backcountry snowboarder Jeremy Jones. In the article, “Eat a Better Lunch. Here's how world-class athletes do the trickiest meal of the day,” Jones talks about the food he likes to pack in his backpack. According to Jones, “Pistachios are little fat pellets that contain protein, fiber, potassium, and magnesium, which is important for bones and muscles."
Over 500 registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, dietary managers, foodservice directors and influential health and fitness publications editors attended this symposium. The event provided APG the venue to promote American pistachios and educate the nation’s most powerful nutrition experts. American pistachios were showcased with APG 100-calorie sample packs and the latest in pistachios research and APG collateral materials.
APG ambassador, Cheryl Forberg (Biggest Loser nutritionist), was the keynote speaker. Other speakers included APG nutrition spokesperson, Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian.
Researchers have been seeking to understand the mechanisms that explain how eating nuts benefit cardiovascular health and affect the lipid profile of those with prediabetes, a significant health issue which affects approximately 86 million Americans.
Famed Spanish chef, Paco Roncero and Italian Chef Stefania Corrado, a member of the Professional Association of Italian Chefs (APCI) and instructor at Food Genius Academy in Milan have joined APG’s team of chef ambassadors.
A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has highlighted the connection between eating nuts – including pistachios – and a reduced risk of cancer. According to this review of existing research, eating nuts might have a protective effect against some cancers, including colorectal, pancreatic and endometrial cancer in women and prostate cancers in men, and is associated with lower risk of dying from cancer.