January 2014

Sat
04
January 4 – National Spaghetti Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market
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January 4 – National Spaghetti Day
Saturday, January 4th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market

January 4 – National Spaghetti Day
Five Food Finds about Spaghetti

1. The word, Spaghetti is the plural form of an Italian word spaghetto, meaning “thin string” or “twine.”

2. Pasta existed for thousands of years before anyone ever thought to put tomato sauce on it.

3. You can fry your leftover spaghetti noodles.

4. The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year.

5. According to Miss Manners (a.k.a. Judith Martin), a fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking. According to Foodimentary, you can do it however you darn well please.

Sun
05
January 5 – National Whipped Cream Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market
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January 5 – National Whipped Cream Day
Sunday, January 5th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market

January 5 – National Whipped Cream Day
Five Food Finds about Whipped Cream

1. Mainly the heavy cream that make whipped cream out of is in reality a milk product.

2. Normal creams consist of 30 percent of milk fat but heavy cream on the other hand consist of 36 percent fat.

3. The fatty milk product ensures the production of cream, if whipped more than the required time the cream may turn into butter.

4. Chilled cream whips better than warm cream, at times if not chilled properly the cream may not whip. Also, it renders a deeper taste.

5. Whipping your own cream with an electric beater is a simple process, and it tastes fantastic.

Wed
08
Pantry Makeover: 30 Minute Healthy Eating Tour
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Whole Foods Market - meet at Customer Service Desk
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Pantry Makeover: 30 Minute Healthy Eating Tour
Wednesday, January 8th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market - meet at Customer Service Desk, FREE

Attend our Healthy Eating Tour as we make a short stop in each department to learn and taste our way to health!

 

We will identify what makes Whole Foods Market unique, talk about our upcoming 28-Day Engine 2 Challenge, E2 events, resources, social media and cooking tips. You can pick up materials that will that help you during the 28 days and enjoy some snacks.

 

By signing up and attending this tour, you will be automatically entered to win a $500 Pantry Makeover with our Regional Healthy Eating Specialist, Denise Jardine!

 

We will meet at the Customer Service Desk, so please arrive at least 5 minutes early so that we can start promptly at 10:00am.

 

Space limited to 20! Sign up today here via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/1bZjbwc

Thu
09
January 9 – National Apricot Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market
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January 9 – National Apricot Day
Thursday, January 9th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market

January 9 – National Apricot Day

Five Food Finds about Apricots

 

1.            In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.

 

2.            The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.

 

3.            Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.

 

4.            Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.

 

5.            Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

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. 

Fri
10
January 10 – National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market
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January 10 – National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
Friday, January 10th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market

January 10 – National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
Fact: 
1. Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate that does NOT contain milk.
2. Usually used in baking

Fri
10
HeartWatch Health Screening
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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HeartWatch Health Screening
Friday, January 10th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Cost Varies per test

Engine2 Pre-Testing: Friday, January 10th from 9am til 12noon
Engine2 Post Testing: Friday March 7th from 9am til 12 noon

As we kick off the Engine2: 28 Day Challenge on Monday the 3rd of February 2014, HeartWatch will be at the store providing Health Screenings. Take this opportunity to have your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels checked and see your results. They also have other tests available click here for more information.

HeartWatch discount for Engine2 Challenge participants:
$5.00 off for Pre-Testing of Total Lipid Profile, Glucose and Blood Pressure = $45
$12.00 off (25% + off) for Post Testing Total Lipid Profile, Glucose and Blood Pressure. WFM will provide HeartWatch with list of registered challengers. You must have the pre-test in order to receive the discount for the post test.

Fri
10
Beer Tasting!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market - Specialty Dept
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Beer Tasting!
Friday, January 10th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market - Specialty Dept, Donation required for tasting. Must be 21 and over to sample - IDs will be checked.

...Kona Brewing Company to start with and MORE to follow! Stay tuned the details...Drake's Brewing will be here too!

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. 

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. 

Tue
28
Pantry Makeover: 30 Minute Healthy Eating Tour
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Whole Foods Market - meet at Customer Service Desk
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Pantry Makeover: 30 Minute Healthy Eating Tour
Tuesday, January 28th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market - meet at Customer Service Desk, FREE

Attend our Healthy Eating Tour as we make a short stop in each department to learn and taste our way to health! 

We will identify what makes Whole Foods Market unique, talk about our upcoming 28-Day Engine 2 Challenge, E2 events, resources, social media and cooking tips. You can pick up materials that will that help you during the 28 days and enjoy some snacks. 

By signing up and attending this tour, you will be automatically entered to win a $500 Pantry Makeover with our Regional Healthy Eating Specialist, Denise Jardine!

We will meet at the Customer Service Desk, so please arrive at least 5 minutes early so that we can start promptly at 10:00am. 

Space limited to 20! Sign up today here via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/1bZjbwc

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

“The Gluten Effect” Lecture by Dr. Vikki Petersen, D.C.
Saturday, July 12th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Join Dr. Vikki Petersen, D.C., for an informative lecture where she will discuss the various health conditions that could be caused by gluten-sensitivity.  She will explain what gluten is, and how it may be affecting your overall health and wellness.  After the lecture Kathleen, our Healthy Eating Specialist, will be leading a store tour highlighting her favorite gluten-free products (from 12pm-1pm). 

Location: Healthy Eating Desk

Instructor: Dr. Vikki, D.C. and Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

Join Dr.

Cherry Fest at Whole Foods Market Fremont
Saturday, July 12th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free!

Cherries are at the peak of their flavor. Enjoy cherry inspired recipes made by our teams and celebrate the peak pick of the season!

Cherries are at the peak of their flavor. Enjoy cherry inspired recipes made by our teams and celebrate the peak pick of the season!

Better Bites Kids Club
Saturday, July 12th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free!

Join Rebeca for this month's class featuring the fruit of the season: cherries!

Join Rebeca for this month's class featuring the fruit of the season: cherries!