3 Reasons to Include Dairy in a Plant-Based Diet

3 Reasons to Include Dairy in a Plant-Based Diet

With so many conflicting opinions about our food choices, we often look for a simple solution to complex issues like climate change, or how to feed a growing population in a sustainable way. Some people may think a simple fix to this issue could be to eliminate an entire food category, like dairy. You might hear …

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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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Busy Schedule? Here are 8 Simple Health & Wellness Tips!

Busy Schedule? Here are 8 Simple Health & Wellness Tips!

As both young children and college students are heading back to their dorms, athletic fields, and classrooms, things ramp up and life can become much more hectic for students and parents.  Between jobs, getting kids ready for the next day, or tackling hours of homework, health and wellness can take a backseat for us all.  …

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Breakfast Tips for Crazy Busy Mornings

Breakfast Tips for Crazy Busy Mornings

The school year has begun and most families are adjusting to new schedules, early bus runs, and probably a lot morning commotion in the house!  But amid the craziness remember that starting the day off with breakfast is as critical to learning as pens, pencils and notebooks. Research has shown that kids who start the school …

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For the Love of Cheese—Pizza

For the Love of Cheese—Pizza

When it’s time to celebrate, kick back, or just enjoy friends and family, pizza is the life of the party.  But the star of a slice of pizza is the cheese.  Creamy, salty, warm, and stretchy each cheesy bite brings a smile to everyone’s face.  According to Statista, there were 75,243 pizza restaurants in the …

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Sustainable, Attainable Nutrition: Start with New Hampshire Eat Local Month and support Local Producers

Sustainable, Attainable Nutrition: Start with New Hampshire Eat Local Month and support Local Producers

Imagine a diet that is protective and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems. What foods would be included? What about one that is also culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair, affordable, nutritionally adequate, safe, healthy, and all the while optimizing natural and human resources?    Would dairy be on your list? If you said yes, you have been paying attention to our …

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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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