How to Host a Farm-to-Table Dinner

How to Host a Farm-to-Table Dinner

If you want to create a special experience for a small group of people – a farm-to-table dinner can be an intimate way to bring your friends, family, or other community members together over what connects us – food and farms! Over the past two years, we’ve hosted several farm-to-table dinners in Burlington, VT and …

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Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

They say April showers bring May flowers, right? Well we’re ready! As the weather warms up and the trees start to bud, we’re thinking about ways to freshen up our meals, too. Below are a few ideas for lightening up your menus for the warmer months ahead using yogurt. Why is yogurt a refrigerator staple? …

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Holy cow! Eating locally & seasonally is easier than it seems

Holy cow! Eating locally & seasonally is easier than it seems

Blog post written by University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Program dietetic intern Taylor Nonnenmacher. — Isn’t it wonderful that due to modern dairy farmer’s production methods, and having farms located here in New England, we can have fresh milk and dairy products year-round, right in our grocery stores? Milk is highly perishable, but over the …

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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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Six Food Label Claims That Don’t Mean What You Think

Six Food Label Claims That Don’t Mean What You Think

It seems like food labels are more crowded than ever with statements about what is and isn’t in food. From non-GMO to natural, it’s hard to know what to think or believe. What does it all mean, and does it matter? Many food label claims speak to the safety, nutrition, ingredients, and even production practices …

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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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Make Your Own Milk Steamers

Make Your Own Milk Steamers

We all love a tall glass of milk with dinner. And who could eat chocolate cake without ice cold milk? But then there is that steamy side of milk we just can’t resist. Lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate – how would we ever get through winter without them? Milk steamers are another option that are caffeine-free …

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❤ Healthy Dairy

❤ Healthy Dairy

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate our loved ones with chocolate, candy and cheesy cards, but it also falls in the middle of American Heart Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease. In America, heart disease remains the number one cause of death and nearly one in three people have high blood …