November is American Diabetes Month. This year’s theme, “Eat Well, America!sm “, aims to increase awareness of diabetes and encourage healthier food choices to help prevent and manage this disease. Although weight management and physical activity are key strategies to help prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes, other factors may have an important influence. A growing body of evidence suggests […]
Fad diets promising to optimize health, minimize risk of chronic diseases, and lose weight come and go over time. The Paleo diet and the related Whole30® diet are among the latest fads. These popular diets have been the subject of media headlines and endorsed by Hollywood celebrities and Olympic athletes. Followers of these diets believe our modern lifestyles, including nutrition, […]
Halloween is a fun celebration steeped in tradition. From trick-or-treating to school events, this grand occasion is often accompanied not only by food, but the sometimes tough decisions we face when food and community collide. If that has you shaking in your boots, clown shoes, ruby slippers – whichever shoe attire your costume requires – then take a deep breath […]
Part of the fun and excitement of game day is, of course, the food! For many, tailgating before the big game is part of the overall sporting event experience, while for others, spending quality time with friends and family at home while the game plays on a television nearby may more aptly describe the game day scene.
No matter how you […]
Inspiring kids to seek out nutrient-rich foods can be a relatively daunting task. As a mom and dietitian, I especially understand the challenge and frustration catering to various taste and texture preferences can cause. Fortunately for me, this isn’t a task I have to face alone. In fact, programs across our state are equipping children to make healthy choices by […]
Getting together for family meals has been linked to several physical and psychological benefits for family members. These include better nutrition, reduced risk of overweight/obesity, and developmental achievements for children. Unfortunately, many families face obstacles such as conflicting schedules and time pressures in setting aside time to share meals. The following are some simple ways to help make mealtime family […]
When I grew up, family meals, particularly breakfast and dinner, were the daily norm. Over the years, family meals have eroded, evidenced by more family members grabbing food on the go or eating meals alone. For today’s time-pressed families, eating together regularly can be challenging. The good news is that the benefits of eating together as a family, especially for […]
I’m always up for trying to new recipes especially if they support farm fresh dairy, veggies and meats. I found this recipe for Stuffed Shells, and it was a hit with my family. I used all fresh vegetables, including spinach green pepper and onion, and added ground-up sausage for extra protein and flavor.
Original recipe adapted from Kraft Foods
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Parents across the country are preparing to wake the kids early, pack school lunches, and get their children off to school. While the task of packing lunches day after day can be daunting, packing a healthy school lunch doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. By following these five simple tips you can make lunch time a nutritious and […]
The hot days of summer bring questions about how to keep perishable dairy foods safe. Many stakeholders work together to help ensure the safety and quality of dairy foods, making milk and milk products some of the safest and highest quality foods in the U.S. By becoming educated on how to buy, transport, and store milk and milk products, you […]