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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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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4 Resources to Help Your Students Milk It This Spring!

4 Resources to Help Your Students Milk It This Spring!

From now until April 12th, make milk a star 🌟 at your school with the Time to Milk It campaign! While you’re implementing a Fuel Up to Play 60 Healthy Eating Play, put a spotlight on how dairy milk helps your students do all the amazing things they do – from academics to athletics and more.   Why Milk?  …

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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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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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9 Ways to Promote Milk Consumption with School Meals

9 Ways to Promote Milk Consumption with School Meals

One of our most frequently asked questions is “How do I get my students to drink more milk?” Let’s start out by answering the question, why is it important that kids drink milk? Milk is nutrient rich, containing nine essential nutrients your body needs to get from food: calcium, phosphorus, protein, vitamins A, D, B5 …

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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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