Kicking Off Summer Meals

Kicking Off Summer Meals

Now that school is out, summer meals across New England are ramping up! Summer meals provide an opportunity for children and teens to eat free, nutritious meals when school is out of session. Over the next several weeks our Fuel Up to Play 60 truck will travel throughout the New England region visiting community summer …

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Can Ice Cream Really Be For Breakfast? Part 2

Can Ice Cream Really Be For Breakfast? Part 2

Blog post written by University of New Hampshire dietetic intern Hailey Kuhl. – You may recall a previous post in which we debunked the idea of eating ice cream for breakfast. We gave some compelling reasons why it’s not the best choice, but what if I told you the ice cream for breakfast dream might …

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Love what’s Real!

Love what’s Real!

There is just something so wonderfully uncomplicated about cow’s milk, cheese and yogurt. Compared to the alternatives, they often contain fewer ingredients and yet are powerhouses when it comes to nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin D, and more. Other characteristics of cow’s milk that are hard to match include the protein quality and cost. There …

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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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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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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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5 Ways to Celebrate June Dairy Month

5 Ways to Celebrate June Dairy Month

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month!? You may understand why this is our favorite time of the year and we hope to make it yours too! From a thick slice of Cheddar on a burger to an ice cold glass of milk with warm cookies, there is no denying the enjoyment that …

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