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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A DASH of Heart-Healthy Eating

A DASH of Heart-Healthy Eating

This post was written by our former intern Maggie Dagosto who was a dietetic intern graduate from the University of New Hampshire. Have you heard of the top-rated diet in America? The DASH Diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, contains no magical superfood or calorie counting, yet it has again been ranked one of the top diets …

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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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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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When is the Right Time to Serve Dairy Foods to Your Baby?

When is the Right Time to Serve Dairy Foods to Your Baby?

Introducing foods into your baby’s diet is an exciting time in their growth and development. With hundreds of baby food options at the grocery store, as well as mommy blogs and other online resources at your fingertips, deciding what foods to introduce to your baby and when can be overwhelming. When it comes to dairy, …

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What do College Athletes Eat? Your Guide to a Fueling Station

What do College Athletes Eat? Your Guide to a Fueling Station

This post was written by former intern Carly Orlacchio, an undergraduate nutrition student studying to become a dietitian at the University of New Hampshire. She loves track and field and has a passion for understanding the mechanics of nutrition for optimal sports performance. You may have heard of fueling stations in reference to the Olympics, …

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Lactose Intolerance: What is it?

Lactose Intolerance: What is it?

This post was written by our former intern Jaclyn Schermer who was a dietetic intern from the Keene State College in New Hampshire. Setting the Scene: Birthday Cakes and Lactose Intolerance It’s a hot summer day and everyone was at the beach celebrating my niece’s birthday. Then someone pulled out an ice cream cake. I realized I forgot my …

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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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June Dairy Month: A Blogger’s Perspective

June Dairy Month: A Blogger’s Perspective

Five food and nutrition bloggers. Two dairy farmers. One June Dairy Month.   On World Milk Day, we took our five Team Dairy New England bloggers to Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, CT for a farm tour and culinary experience.   The result? Five stellar blog posts covering top recipes, farm photos, and myth-busting.   …

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