Monday, July 19, 2010

Aug 3 is Grab Some Nuts Day

Ever wonder how special observance days are determined? According to, The President of the United States has the authority to declare a commemorative event or day by proclamation. Fewer than 150 are granted in an average year across all categories.

Petitions are introduced by constituents, trade associations or public relations firms to honor industries, events, professions, hobbies, etc. The Senate isssues commemorative resolutions which do not have the force of law. Some state legislatures and governors proclaim special pbservance days, as do mayors of cities, which is why there can be a National Chocolate Day and a National Chocolate Month, as well as two National Guacomole Days-authorized at different levels of government. After the observance day has been authorized, it is up to the petitioner to promote it to the public. Chase's Calendar of Events, published by McGraw Hill, is an official "event day," and if they accept your holiday, they will publish it in their calendar.

On almost every day of the year, there's something to celebrate. Aug 3 is Grab Some Nuts Day. Oct. 22 will be National Nut Day. Nuts, according to, whether you are describing them in baked goods, sundae toppings or in their original shells, the thought of eating this beneficial food brings visions of yummy satisfaction. Not only are nuts very appetizing, there have been medical studies done showing that nuts are very helpful in reducing hypertension and heart disease risks.

Celebrate these days and your love for nuts throughout the year with these tips:
1. Eat nuts
2. Bake with nuts
3. Put nuts on ice cream
4. Eat a PB&J sandwich
5. Sprinkle nuts on pasta, cereal, yogurt, salad and more
6. Make nuts an everyday part of your life. Nuts are full of protein, fiber amd unsaturated fat. The medicinal benefits your favorite nut can bring to your blood pressure and your heart make it a worthwhile daily food habit.

You can satisfy your nut cravings at We offer a variety of Virginia Peanuts, specialty nuts (mixed nuts, pecans, pistachios, cashews, etc.) , natural peanut butter as well as the jam for your PB&J sandwich.