It is our sincere wish that you and your family have a safe and stress-free Thanksgiving. Please remember that proper preparation of food can help avoid illness related to improper food preparation.
For those of you cooking outside and frying turkeys, adhering to strict safety precautions is imperative!
Last year, we posted an article for National Family Health History Day. This year, this awareness day falls on Thanksgiving.
This is a perfect opportunity to gather vital information for your use, and to share with your medical providers as necessary.
In case you missed the article, we are happy to provide the link for you here. We are also going to re-post the entire article for your benefit when you gather with your loved ones. Many times, family members can remember events that we may have forgotten about.
Here are 6 unusual facts that you may not know about Thanksgiving.
1. In 1953, Swanson overestimated the number of frozen turkeys that it would sell on Thanksgiving by 26 tons. The company decided to slice up the extra meat and repackage it-creating the first ever TV dinner.
2. The song “Jingle Bells” was originally written as a Thanksgiving song.
3. Americans eat roughly 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.
4. Baby turkeys are called poults. Only male turkeys gobble and, therefore, are called gobblers.
5. Thanksgiving can occur as early as November 22 and as late as November 28.
6. Turkeys have two stomachs.
Remember to take care of yourself and manage your stress in a positive way for a healthy and happy turkey day. Make an effort to hydrate, attempt to eat in moderation, and watch your sugar and salt intake.
Remember. Before drinking and driving, please designate a driver.
“The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.”– Steve Goodier