5 Ways to Enjoy the Local Harvest

5 Ways to Enjoy the Local Harvest

This post was written by staff dietitian Becca Story, MS, RD, LD. She works in New Hampshire as a nutrition specialist. Click to download our Eat Local Month recipe booklet! Plump peaches, juicy tomatoes, abundant zucchini, crisp greens, and velvety berries. These are some of my favorite summer harvests and hopefully some of yours, too, but what …

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Summer snack and lunch ideas for kids

Summer snack and lunch ideas for kids

From June through August, the day-to-day can tend to have a slightly different rhythm than it does during other times of the year, especially for families with kids. Camp, sports, and other activities are in full-swing when school is out of session. It might be summer vacation, but things don’t necessarily slow down! Making nutritious …

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Celebrating Summer with Adult Dairy Beverages

Celebrating Summer with Adult Dairy Beverages

It’s summer in New England, finally!  This is when we put away our long sleeves and fleece and get outside at the beach, fire up the grill for cookouts, hang at the park, and dine with friends al fresco.  While the kids are splashing in the pool, the adults may like a splash of a …

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Dairy and a Mediterranean Diet

Dairy and a Mediterranean Diet

  As nutrition research progresses, there have been changes in the way we’ve thought about how our food choices can influence health outcomes. One example of this can be seen in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which over the years has made shifts from focusing on individual nutrients, like fats, protein, and carbohydrates, to recommending …

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Patriotic Pie – Strawberry Banana Cream

Patriotic Pie – Strawberry Banana Cream

Need a dessert that will “wow” the crowd at your 4th of July BBQ? Look no further than this award-winning and patriotic banana-cream pie. A few years ago, I entered this pie in a contest in my town for the 4th of July. The only rule was that you needed to include strawberry as an …

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Kicking Off Summer Meals

Kicking Off Summer Meals

Now that school is out, summer meals across New England are ramping up! Summer meals provide an opportunity for children and teens to eat free, nutritious meals when school is out of session. Over the next several weeks our Fuel Up to Play 60 truck will travel throughout the New England region visiting community summer …

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Can Ice Cream Really Be For Breakfast? Part 2

Can Ice Cream Really Be For Breakfast? Part 2

Blog post written by University of New Hampshire dietetic intern Hailey Kuhl. – You may recall a previous post in which we debunked the idea of eating ice cream for breakfast. We gave some compelling reasons why it’s not the best choice, but what if I told you the ice cream for breakfast dream might …

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Love what’s Real!

Love what’s Real!

There is just something so wonderfully uncomplicated about cow’s milk, cheese and yogurt. Compared to the alternatives, they often contain fewer ingredients and yet are powerhouses when it comes to nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin D, and more. Other characteristics of cow’s milk that are hard to match include the protein quality and cost. There …

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The Stars Among Us Gala

The Stars Among Us Gala

Photos by Dave Silverman – On the evening of May 9th, the Stars Among Us Gala was hosted by New England Dairy & Food Council (NEDFC) at the Putnam Club in Gillette Stadium. The fundraising gala was held to celebrate 10 years of Fuel Up to Play 60 in New England, and to honor those whose …

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How to Host a Farm-to-Table Dinner

How to Host a Farm-to-Table Dinner

If you want to create a special experience for a small group of people – a farm-to-table dinner can be an intimate way to bring your friends, family, or other community members together over what connects us – food and farms! Over the past two years, we’ve hosted several farm-to-table dinners in Burlington, VT and …

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