Can Ice Cream Really Be for Breakfast?

Can Ice Cream Really Be for Breakfast?

This post was written by our former intern Maggie Dagosto who was a dietetic intern graduate from the University of New Hampshire. Did you hear about the study that claimed eating ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter? Apparently, a scientist claimed that after feeding his patients ice cream in the morning, they had overall better attention …

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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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Food Network Star Taught Us About Dairy & Indian Cooking

Food Network Star Taught Us About Dairy & Indian Cooking

Food Network’s Aarti Sequeria of “Aarti Party” cooked up an Indian-inspired storm at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL. As she seamlessly assembled Indian dry-rubbed ribs and a yogurt-based cabbage slaw, an audience member asked about where dairy fits in Indian cuisine. Dairy doesn’t immediately come to mind with Indian food, but Aarti had a …

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Why a Post-Exercise Smoothie Works

Why a Post-Exercise Smoothie Works

Whether it’s exercising in the heat or a high-intensity workout, my stomach doesn’t feel too great after exercising. So rather than avoiding foods and drinks completely, I still prioritize recovery nutrition with a nutrient-rich smoothie. Why? Because providing my muscles with the nutrients and my body with the fluid they need to recover is critical. My …

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Exercise Recovery: White or Chocolate Milk?

Exercise Recovery: White or Chocolate Milk?

Dietitians working in sports nutrition know that chocolate milk has an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein, which makes for a balanced post-exercise snack. But what about white milk? In this blog post, you’ll learn about: The nutrient differences between white and chocolate milk. Why chocolate milk alone works for recovery. How to use white milk for …

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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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Lift Weights? Here’s What to Eat

Lift Weights? Here’s What to Eat

Lifting weights is hard. It’s taxing on your muscles and requires determination to push through the pain. Yet lifting weights is not a one-and-done effort: To reap the benefits, you need to work your muscles frequently. The same is true for eating after exercise. But what should you eat, when, and why? In this blog …

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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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