January 2013
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Busting Fad Diets!



This month we have something special in store for you. The Wheat Foods Council, a Home Baking Association Partner, has provided a tool kit with resources for educators teaching about fad diets. Check out this valuable information and start your new year out right!  


*    Portions, Patterns and Plate Size:  Simple Changes to Shrink Your Waistline
*    How to Spot a Fad Diet in 30 Seconds
*    How to Know if a Weight Loss Diet is a Fad or (Potentially) Fabulous
*    Twenty Tweets About Healthful Diets and Weight Loss
*    (Fad) Diets Don't Work Long Term; Here's What Will
*    Recipe:  Light-as-a-Feather Whole Wheat Pancakes  


Happy New Year from the Home Baking Association    



Healthy Kids Challenge

January Monthly Action Idea

Breakfast GO POWER!
Eat breakfast to THINK-LEARN-GROW-PLAY!
Activity:  Build a Breakfast Chain
Grades 4 and 5

Check out this activity here!

100% Whole Wheat

HBA member Red Star Yeast provides this recipe! A classic whole wheat bread; slice thick to enjoy with
Land O'Lakes Butter, or thin for healthy sandwiches.

Check out the recipe here! 




Educator Award Contest

Enter the 2013 Home Baking Association Educator Award Contest and be eligible to win $1,000! The top entry will also receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2013 Home Baking Association Annual Meeting. All entrants will receive a complimentary HBA teaching resource.  


Whether you teach in the classroom, community programs, organizations or at home....anyone teaching baking to others is encouraged to enter. Entry deadline is March 31, 2013!


Find more information here 




2013 Baking Contest


National Festival of Breads is America's only amateur bread baking contest. Home Baking Association members sponsoring this year's event include: King Arthur Flour, Fleischmann's Yeast, and the Kansas Wheat Commission.  

New for 2013 is a Youth Category! Educators encourage students to participate! Adult and youth contestants are invited to submit recipes. 



Entry Deadline: January 31, 2013. For more information

How to Enter - Click here  


2011 Finalist


  "Triple Tangerine Twirling Treats"

Lois Dowling, Tacoma, WA

Baking Survey!

The Home Baking Association is planning a 30-minute "Baking Substitution Science" webinar for early 2013.

The webinar will provide information for baking substitutions including Greek yogurt, whole grains, agave nectar, stevia/sugar blend and sodium reduction. Please complete this brief survey to assist us in planning.


 Take the survey by clicking here!

Baking Glossary!

Visit our newly revised Glossary with over 350 terms!   


Whole Grain:

Whole grain Using whole kernel or ground whole kernels of a grain (barley, corn, oats, wheat, soy, rye) in a food at 51% or more of the flour weight. There must be more flour than sugar and fat for the food to be a"grain food" product. 16 grams of whole grain flour or meal per serving is 1/3 of the daily need for whole grain in a diet.  



Learn more: www.wholegrainscouncil.org or  www.bellinstitute.com.



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This activity guide is a special project of the Education Committee of the Bread Machine Industry Association, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of bread machine smart technology for bringing families together and enhancing education.     


The activity guide contains a wide array of ideas and materials to assist in teaching with bread machines. The guide includes concrete activities that can be adapted to various ages and areas of study. View more 




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