Full-Fat Dairy & Saturated Fat

Full-Fat Dairy & Saturated Fat

When almonds and avocados became popular everyday items thanks to their whole food and natural allure, it was only a matter of time that whole fat dairy became a part of the conversation. We’ve memorized the low-fat and non-fat dairy messaging, so do we now jump on the whole foods bandwagon? Or tread lightly? In …

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Running on Empty: Why Students Need School Breakfast

Running on Empty: Why Students Need School Breakfast

What do the Boston Marathon and National School Breakfast Week have in common? Nutrition. A marathon runner stumbling towards the finish line, looking miserable, and with a limping stride is the all too common “hitting the wall” visual. The runner no longer has the fuel they need to perform. Their energy level, stride, and muscle …

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Meriden Public Schools Served an Extra 230,000 Breakfasts

Meriden Public Schools Served an Extra 230,000 Breakfasts

A year of hard work paid off for Meriden Public School’s Nutrition Director Susan Maffe, RD and school breakfast programs throughout Meriden, CT! After receiving over $135,000 in funding from the American Association of School Administrators, Grab ‘N’ Go mobile carts and vending machines were placed into Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, Hanover, Maloney, and Thomas …

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40,000 More School Breakfasts Served in North Providence, RI

40,000 More School Breakfasts Served in North Providence, RI

Innovative school breakfast programs help reduce barriers to students eating a healthful morning meal every day. Whether a North Providence School Department student wakes up late or sits down at their desk as the bell rings, expanding school breakfast programs—such as Grab ‘N’ Go or Breakfast in the Classroom—ensures students won’t miss out on the …

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New Hampshire’s Milford & Monroe Wake Up to School Breakfast

New Hampshire’s Milford & Monroe Wake Up to School Breakfast

Ensuring students eat nutrient-rich meals, exercise, and perform well academically is a juggling act—but one that the students from New Hampshire’s Monroe Consolidated School and Milford Middle School are excelling at. Monroe Consolidated School used their New England Dairy & Food Council grant towards a glass-doored fridge and promotional dairy materials. The new fridge increased …

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4 Valentine’s Day Appies & Desserts

4 Valentine’s Day Appies & Desserts

Love is in the air! But so is the delicious aroma of Valentine’s Day cooking. February 14th takes many different forms. You may be hosting friends for a dinner party, staying in and watching a movie, going out for dinner, or jumping straight to dessert. Regardless of your plans, we’ve rounded up an essential list …

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How Dairy Fits into the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

How Dairy Fits into the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Is it a coincidence that Valentine’s Day lands in the middle of the month and the heart in the middle of your chest? February is the month of love, and what better month to show some love to your heart! In this blog post, you’ll learn about: Three nationally-recommended healthful eating patterns. Recommended portion sizes …

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3 Recipes for Sunday’s Big Game

3 Recipes for Sunday’s Big Game

This Sunday, at least one of your friends will be hosting a football-viewing party in their living room. Watching sports plays with our emotions as our adrenaline peaks and crashes. With a tasty spread of finger food within arm’s reach and with the stress of a championship game at stake, the risk of mindless eating …

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Breakfast Participation Increases 500% at Salemwood School!

Breakfast Participation Increases 500% at Salemwood School!

The new year has already been a great one for Salemwood School of Malden, MA, as staff and students used their New England Dairy & Food Council $10,661 school breakfast grant to offer a free-of-charge breakfast to students each school day. State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representatives Paul Brodeur and Paul Donato, and New England …

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