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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Pistachio Coquito: Traditional Christmas from Puerto Rico

Pistachio Coquito: Traditional Christmas from Puerto Rico

Blog post written by University of New Hampshire dietetic intern Kalelys L. Calero.   Puerto Rico has the longest Christmas celebration, it begins Thanksgiving Eve and continues into the middle of January. Puerto Rico festivities are famous for singing carols called “parrandas” where friends gather late in the evening and visit different houses to sing …

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Holiday traditions, dairy farm style!

Holiday traditions, dairy farm style!

The holiday season is upon us! As family and friends gather to celebrate wonderful traditions over the next month, we would like to share with you a peek into holiday time on the dairy farm. Watch our segment on CT Style and read our blog post below!   Traditions Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Farm reminds …

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3 Tips to Lighten up your Holiday Recipes

3 Tips to Lighten up your Holiday Recipes

Ahh it’s already November…can you believe it!? As we come closer to the holiday season, the endless offerings of holiday cookies, appetizers, and meals can take its toll on your healthful eating efforts. So how can you and your family indulge without feeling like you did? In this blog post, you’ll learn three ingredient swaps …

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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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What we’re excited about: Homemade Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

What we’re excited about: Homemade Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

This post was written by staff dietitian Heidi Harkopf, MS, RD. She works in Connecticut as the director of nutrition programs. It’s that time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate the simple joy of spending time together during the holidays. Let the food you celebrate with reflect that same wholesome, simple joy! …

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Healthful Halloween Night Snacks!

Healthful Halloween Night Snacks!

It’s almost Halloween!   For many children (and adults), October 31st is long-awaited for its spooky festivities and unique traditions. Perhaps the most popular tradition of all, trick-or-treating, has been around for close to one hundred years in the United States. Nowadays, it is common to see grocery stores beginning to stock their shelves with large bags of …

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Hot Chocolate: Simple Tricks to Make it Healthy

Hot Chocolate: Simple Tricks to Make it Healthy

This post was written by staff dietitian Heidi Harkopf, MS, RD. She works in Connecticut as the director of nutrition programs. Warm days, cool nights, and the sound of crunching leaves while I walk my dog. The time has come to switch my afternoon snack from a cold glass of chocolate milk to a mug …

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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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