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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The Stars Among Us Gala

The Stars Among Us Gala

Photos by Dave Silverman – On the evening of May 9th, the Stars Among Us Gala was hosted by New England Dairy & Food Council (NEDFC) at the Putnam Club in Gillette Stadium. The fundraising gala was held to celebrate 10 years of Fuel Up to Play 60 in New England, and to honor those whose …

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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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Meet NEDFC’s 2019 Boston Marathon Team!

Meet NEDFC’s 2019 Boston Marathon Team!

We’re thrilled to introduce our first ever Boston Marathon team!  Meet Ryan, Anna, and John, our three marathon runners who each pledged to raise $7,500 for our youth wellness program, Fuel Up to Play 60. Help get them across the fundraising finish line by donating here. Then cheer them on as they Fuel Up and Mooove …

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Dairy is (WIC)ked Important in this Nutrition Program!

Dairy is (WIC)ked Important in this Nutrition Program!

Blog post written by University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Program dietetic intern Taylor Nonnenmacher. — Did you know that dairy has been a continued staple in the 45-year-old nutrition assistance program, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)? As a former WIC Nutritionist, I worked to promote dairy consumption by educating participants about the benefits included in …

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St. Paddy’s Day Recipes

St. Paddy’s Day Recipes

One of my favorite days of the year is less than a week away… St. Paddy’s Day! Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Paddy’s is a fun time to take part in celebrating traditional Irish foods, drinks, and heritage. One year, I was lucky enough to be in Galway, Ireland for the holiday, and the …

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How New England Dairy Farmers Support School Breakfast

How New England Dairy Farmers Support School Breakfast

It’s National School Breakfast Week! To celebrate, we’re highlighting how New England Dairy farmers support school breakfast programs in their states and communities. The following is a press release that was published regionally by New England Dairy & Food Council on Monday, March 4th. The photos below were selected for use in this blog post. …

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