January 2014

Sat
04
Kid's Club Event
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Redwood City
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Kid's Club Event
Saturday, January 4th
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Redwood City, Free!

Come join us every Saturday as we do a fun kid's event.

Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
11
Kid's Club Event
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Redwood City
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Kid's Club Event
Saturday, January 11th
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Redwood City, Free!

Come join us every Saturday as we do a fun kid's event.

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
18
Kid's Club Event
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Redwood City
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Kid's Club Event
Saturday, January 18th
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Redwood City, Free!

Come join us every Saturday as we do a fun kid's event.

Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

December 24: National Egg Nog Day
Wednesday, December 24th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

December 24: National Egg Nog Day

December 24 is National Eggnog Day, and we’re sporting the ‘nog mustache to prove it.

Can’t get eggnog out of your noggin? No worries - we’ve got some cheery recipes for you to try. And if that’s not enough, you can read all about the boozy beverage and its humble beginnings.

Ho-ho-hopefully you’re ready to whip up a tall glass and enjoy the festive buzz it leaves you with. Just keep an eye on grandma - she tends to cross paths with wandering reindeer after a few glasses.

December 24: National Egg Nog Day

December 24 is National Eggnog Day, and we’re sporting the ‘nog mustache to prove it.

December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day
Thursday, December 25th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pumpkin:
1. The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
2. In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.
3. Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
4. The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
5. The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin.

December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pumpkin:

December 26: National Candy Cane Day
Friday, December 26th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

December 26: National Candy Cane Day

Five Food Finds about Candy Canes

1. The candy cane was originally a straight stick.
2. It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.
3. The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.
4. Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.
5.Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.

December 26: National Candy Cane Day

Five Food Finds about Candy Canes

1. The candy cane was originally a straight stick.