New England FUTP 60 Schools Recognized for Commitment to Healthy Eating & Physical Activity at Gillette Stadium

New England FUTP 60 Schools Recognized for Commitment to Healthy Eating & Physical Activity at Gillette Stadium

The reward celebration was attended by 29 schools in New England, as well as special guests New England Patriots Player Nate Ebner and several New England Dairy Farmers! — The doors of the Putman Club opened at 9:45AM sharp last Friday morning to welcome over 90 students, plus school staff and other guests, to a Fuel Up to Play 60 Celebration at Gillette …

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School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

In schoolyards across the country, something wonderful is happening. Students, teachers, parents, and members of the community are coming together to build school gardens. While they are no doubt beautiful, these gardens are so much more than simply “pretty.” They are helping children develop lifelong skills and healthy habits. In a day and age when …

Hot Chocolate: Simple Tricks to Make it Healthy

Hot Chocolate: Simple Tricks to Make it Healthy

This post was written by staff dietitian Heidi Harkopf, MS, RD. She works in Connecticut as the director of nutrition programs. Warm days, cool nights, and the sound of crunching leaves while I walk my dog. The time has come to switch my afternoon snack from a cold glass of chocolate milk to a mug …

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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 …

Fuel Up to Play 60 in Connecticut: Zaide

Fuel Up to Play 60 in Connecticut: Zaide

What does Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) look like in your backyard?   Since FUTP 60 is a nationwide, student-led healthy eating and physical activity program, we wanted to highlight your local student advocates.   Below, we chatted with Connecticut’s 2016-17 FUTP 60 State Ambassador Zaide.   Overall, what has been your favorite …

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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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On the Farm: Our Bloggers and the Freunds

On the Farm: Our Bloggers and the Freunds

Have you ever visited a dairy farm before? Neither had a few of our New England Team Dairy bloggers! Walking alongside a dairy farmer and asking questions is a powerful opportunity to see firsthand how a dairy farm functions. In celebration of World Milk Day, our bloggers Jenny Shea Rawn, Jill Castle, Katie Webster, Martha …

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