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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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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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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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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Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

They say April showers bring May flowers, right? Well we’re ready! As the weather warms up and the trees start to bud, we’re thinking about ways to freshen up our meals, too. Below are a few ideas for lightening up your menus for the warmer months ahead using yogurt. Why is yogurt a refrigerator staple? …

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Holy cow! Eating locally & seasonally is easier than it seems

Holy cow! Eating locally & seasonally is easier than it seems

Blog post written by University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Program dietetic intern Taylor Nonnenmacher. — Isn’t it wonderful that due to modern dairy farmer’s production methods, and having farms located here in New England, we can have fresh milk and dairy products year-round, right in our grocery stores? Milk is highly perishable, but over the …

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Hold Your Own School Pizza Challenge!

Hold Your Own School Pizza Challenge!

Guest blog by Kathy Leslie, Health Teacher & Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor at Martin Kellogg Middle School. Last April we held our first ever pizza challenge at Martin Kellogg Middle School in Newington, Connecticut. One afternoon after school, our group of Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) students rolled up their sleeves and put on their …

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