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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Pistachio Coquito: Traditional Christmas from Puerto Rico

Pistachio Coquito: Traditional Christmas from Puerto Rico

Blog post written by University of New Hampshire dietetic intern Kalelys L. Calero.   Puerto Rico has the longest Christmas celebration, it begins Thanksgiving Eve and continues into the middle of January. Puerto Rico festivities are famous for singing carols called “parrandas” where friends gather late in the evening and visit different houses to sing …

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Probiotics, fermented foods, and gut health: What’s the connection?

Probiotics, fermented foods, and gut health: What’s the connection?

Lately, you may have heard terms like “fermented” and “probiotic” used to describe foods that may have a positive impact on our digestive health. Despite the similarities that exist between them, these words do not mean the same thing. In this blog post, we discuss the differences between “fermented” and “probiotic” foods, and how they …

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Dairy and Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Scoop?

Dairy and Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Scoop?

Dairy checks a lot of boxes. It’s a protein powerhouse and it is filled with essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium and vitamin D. Adding to dairy’s already stellar health portfolio is emerging research on its contribution to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. About Dairy Foods The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans …

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National School Lunch Week 2018

National School Lunch Week 2018

This year, National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is being celebrated October 15th-19th. This year’s theme, “School Lunch: Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs. Why celebrate? To raise awareness about school lunch and its importance to student success!   Did …

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$10,000 Hometown Grant awarded to Dennis C. Haley Pilot School by New England Patriots!

$10,000 Hometown Grant awarded to Dennis C. Haley Pilot School by New England Patriots!

On Tuesday September 25th, the New England Patriots Foundation and New England Dairy & Food Council showed their continued commitment to child health and wellness by awarding Dennis C. Haley Pilot School with a $10,000 Hometown Grant. The funds will be used towards enhancing the K-8 school’s wellness environment through health focused-initiatives and the Fuel …

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