APG Annual Membership Luncheon

This year’s annual membership luncheon guest speakers included APG’s newest ambassador, Cheryl Forberg, RD, a New York Times best-selling author, James Beard Award-winner, and professional chef and nutritionist for NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser, and Sonya Jones, a former Biggest Loser contestant who lost an incredible 144 pounds during the show’s 16th season, losing the title by less than one pound. Both spoke about the benefits of pistachios for weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. According to Jones, “I don’t mind that I didn’t win. I won a happier, new life and probably a longer one, too.” She added, “Cheryl helped me change my life, teaching me to eat well while eating right. Part of that has been to choose snacks that add happiness but don’t add weight when eaten mindfully. I like to snack on pistachios, and one serving is about 49 nuts, so I feel full longer.”

Forberg has been with the show since its beginning (about to begin its 17th season) and has worked with contestants to achieve their goals ever since. She is an accomplished author of The Biggest Loser Diet (Recognized by US News & World Report, Best Diet), is well known among television viewers and health professionals alike for her common-sense approach to weight loss.

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APG Ambassador Jeremy Jones Featured in Outside Magazine

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."

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Heart Health in Every Bite

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.

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Get excited, APG is moving our popular industry gathering to a beautiful new venue with centralized conference meeting area, expanded exhibit space and a new format, closing with the Gala event on Friday night.

Sponsor, Exhibitor and registration information will soon be provided to members and then posted on APGPOWER.ORG

Who: Pistachio Growers and affiliated industry partners
What: Ninth Annual Conference presented by American Pistachio Growers
When: WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, February 17-19, 2016 with FRIDAY NIGHT GALA
Where: JW Marriott Palm Desert Resort in PALM DESERT, California

APG Around the World

APG Ambassadors Make History at FINA World Championship

The United States of America became the first team in history to hold Olympic, World Championship, World Cup and World League crowns at the same time when the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team beat The Netherlands 5-4 in the gold-medal final on Friday, August 7. The U.S. is the first nation to hold all four crowns simultaneously since women’s water polo was added to the Olympic program in 2000.

American Pistachios are the official snack of U.S.A. Water Polo, both men’s and women’s teams. Good luck to the women who still must qualify to defend their Olympic title in Rio. A world qualification tournament takes place in March in the Netherlands, with the top three finishers earning Olympic berths. The men have already earned their place at the 2016 Olympics.

APG Journalist Event with Chef Nancy Silverton and Cheryl Forberg

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.

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Prediabetes Research: Protection from Heart Disease by Nuts

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.

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Cavendish Wins

APG ambassador pro cyclist Mark Cavendish claimed stage 1, stage 2, stage 5, and stage 8 of the AMGEN Tour of California.

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Meet APG's Newest Ambassadors

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.

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Pistachios have protein, beneficial fats, fiber and other important nutrients your body needs every day. Current research highlights key health and nutrition properties of pistachios.

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Nuts may Help Reduce the Burden of Cancer

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.

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