Dairy and a Mediterranean Diet

Dairy and a Mediterranean Diet

  As nutrition research progresses, there have been changes in the way we’ve thought about how our food choices can influence health outcomes. One example of this can be seen in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which over the years has made shifts from focusing on individual nutrients, like fats, protein, and carbohydrates, to recommending …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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