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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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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Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

Is it spring yet? For many New Englanders, it’s hard to believe the first day of spring is one week away while Winter Storm Skylar wages a frigid war with blizzard-like conditions right outside our windows. Although there will likely be snow on the ground for at least another few weeks, spring IS around the …

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Can Ice Cream Really Be for Breakfast?

Can Ice Cream Really Be for Breakfast?

This post was written by our former intern Maggie Dagosto who was a dietetic intern graduate from the University of New Hampshire. Did you hear about the study that claimed eating ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter? Apparently, a scientist claimed that after feeding his patients ice cream in the morning, they had overall better attention …

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Full-Fat Dairy & Saturated Fat

Full-Fat Dairy & Saturated Fat

When almonds and avocados became popular everyday items thanks to their whole food and natural allure, it was only a matter of time that whole fat dairy became a part of the conversation. We’ve memorized the low-fat and non-fat dairy messaging, so do we now jump on the whole foods bandwagon? Or tread lightly? In …

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How Dairy Fits into the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

How Dairy Fits into the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Is it a coincidence that Valentine’s Day lands in the middle of the month and the heart in the middle of your chest? February is the month of love, and what better month to show some love to your heart! In this blog post, you’ll learn about: Three nationally-recommended healthful eating patterns. Recommended portion sizes …

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