What do you think of when you hear the words "fall foods?" For children, “fall foods” may mean candy corn and Halloween treats, while others may think vegetables -- things like squash, cabbage and beets. These fall under the category of autumnal vegetables, and can provide many healthy benefits to consumers of them.
This week on Take Care, nutritionist Joan Rogus talks about what makes fall vegetables good for you. Rogus is a registered dietitian in central New York who's been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for over 25 years.
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Weeks talks about the creative genius involved in autumn leaves falling, only to bloom again in the spring. He also suggests that the late fall environment, especially the month of November, is an open book full of choice reading.
John Weeks discusses the phenomenon of early autumnal coloration and the importance of color when it comes to communicating about nature. He also talks about the emotions that certain colors evoke, specifically the colors of fall.
As the equinox approaches, Weeks explains the rules of winter ecology and the basic rules of supply and demand as they apply to the critters gathering food in preparation for the winter months. He also describes how, for him, enjoyment of winter depends upon bounty of the growing season which proceeded it.