Cool Down with No-Bake Dairy Desserts

Cool Down with No-Bake Dairy Desserts

This summer heat calls for cold, refreshing treats, but what if you’re looking for something extra-special to make for a crowd that doesn’t require turning on the oven? Look no further than this list of no-bake desserts! Packed with nine-essential nutrients, like protein, calcium, and vitamin D, these dairylicious desserts are bound to be crowd-pleasers …

New England Schools attend Fuel Up to Play 60 National Student Summit

New England Schools attend Fuel Up to Play 60 National Student Summit

New England Schools showed a strong presence at the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit in Atlanta Georgia on July 16-19.  A total of twenty-two Student Ambassadors and twelve program advisors from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont traveled to the summit. During these four, fun-filled days, students and program advisors competed in cooking …

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More Cheese, Please!

More Cheese, Please!

Cheese often gets a bad rap these days for its fat and salt content, but with a little planning, there are many ways you can enjoy it without feeling guilty. Like milk, cheese offers a variety of nutrients that our body depends on for proper functioning. For example, minerals such as phosphorous and calcium in …

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Road Trip Snack Guide

Road Trip Snack Guide

Family road trips are memory making moments! But be sure they are happy memories by minimizing melt downs with your back-seat passengers. As a dietitian, I have always focused on food to help keep my family on an even keel during a road trip (considering we were going to spend so much time in a …

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Get mooving with smoothies!

Get mooving with smoothies!

It’s hot.  The kids are wiped from a day at the pool, and there is no time for a trip to the grocery store.  You don’t want to turn on the oven and need a quick, healthy meal to satisfy every member of your family.  Smoothies to the rescue!  Open your fridge and freezer, and …

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Kicking Off Summer Meals

Kicking Off Summer Meals

Now that school is out, summer meals sites across New England are holding kick-offs to encourage participation throughout their communities. We’ve captured a few of these great events in the photos below. Before reading on, here’s some quick information about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), otherwise known as the Summer Meals Program. What is …

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Staying (Dairy) Cool this Summer

Staying (Dairy) Cool this Summer

Summer is in full swing along with all your favorite outdoor activities. Make way for camping, cookouts, and picnics, oh my! Hmmm… all these activities seem to have two things in common: food and hot weather. What is a Foodborne Illness? While you may be trying to soak up all of summer’s precious sunshine and …

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Trendy Dairy Drinks in 2018

Trendy Dairy Drinks in 2018

New food and beverage products are added to grocery store shelves constantly. In 2016 alone, over 21,000 new items were introduced into retail outlets. Data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service shows that roughly 19 percent of all new food and beverage products introduced in 2016 were beverages. This was …

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Beat the Heat with These Summer Treats

Beat the Heat with These Summer Treats

Blog post written by University of New Hampshire dietetic intern Haley Brimmer. — Summer is here and the sun is finally out! As you’re soaking up the sun’s rays, don’t forget to stay hydrated and refuel with healthy snacks. Dairy foods are a great way to incorporate protein, and they also provide your body with …

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