What Are You Doing for Hunger Action Month?

What Are You Doing for Hunger Action Month?

September is Hunger Action Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness of hunger in America and finding solutions within our communities. Did you know that 1 in 7 Americans struggle with hunger? Of these Americans, 13 million children may not know where their next meal will come from, making it difficult to get the energy and …

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Lactose Intolerant? Enjoy Dairy with these Grocery Store Hacks

Lactose Intolerant? Enjoy Dairy with these Grocery Store Hacks

This post was written by our former intern Jaclyn Schermer who was a dietetic intern from the Keene State College in New Hampshire. Cramping, bloating, indigestion, and diarrhea after consuming dairy products. A person that is lactose intolerant can relate. Rather than nix dairy completely, strategies exist to limit any condition-related symptoms. So what are the …

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Lactose Intolerance: What is it?

Lactose Intolerance: What is it?

This post was written by our former intern Jaclyn Schermer who was a dietetic intern from the Keene State College in New Hampshire. Setting the Scene: Birthday Cakes and Lactose Intolerance It’s a hot summer day and everyone was at the beach celebrating my niece’s birthday. Then someone pulled out an ice cream cake. I realized I forgot my …

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Inside the Annual National Conference of the School Nutrition Association

Inside the Annual National Conference of the School Nutrition Association

This blog post was written by staff dietitians Amanda Aldred and Hilary Walentuk. Earlier this month, four members of our staff descended upon Atlanta, Georgia for the Annual National Conference of the School Nutrition Association (ANC). The four-day conference brought more than 7,000 school nutrition professionals together for a learning and networking experience like no …

June Dairy Month: A Blogger’s Perspective

June Dairy Month: A Blogger’s Perspective

Five food and nutrition bloggers. Two dairy farmers. One June Dairy Month.   On World Milk Day, we took our five Team Dairy New England bloggers to Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, CT for a farm tour and culinary experience.   The result? Five stellar blog posts covering top recipes, farm photos, and myth-busting.   …

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What Does Your Child Eat at School?

What Does Your Child Eat at School?

The National School Lunch Program has been around since 1946 and currently feeds 31 million American children every weekday. Participation is voluntary, but enrollment allows the school’s food service department to be reimbursed for meals served. But what are kids eating? In this blog post, you’ll learn about: How the price per student is set. …

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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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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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