Are you among the millions of Americans whose New Year’s resolution is to exercise more? Perhaps you signed up for a Zumba or Bikram yoga class, or are adding resistance training or high intensity interval work to your treadmill routine. Good! As a registered dietitian I love hearing that people are making lifestyle changes to improve their health. However, if [...]
Wow, 2014 so fast. It seems everyone I talk to agrees. I think when you get to the end of the year, it’s interesting to look back and recall what you remember.
Our year started in January with the news that we were selected as one of the host families for Breakfast on the Farm. Not fully understanding what a huge [...]
Are you aware of how many times a day you snack and/or do you think about what foods you grab as a snack? You may be surprised to learn how Americans’ snack habits have changed.
Not only are more people – children, teens, adults, and the elderly – snacking, but they are snacking more often throughout the day than in [...]
The weather has a huge impact on dairy farming. Believe it or not, it can actually make or break a year for us.
Take the summer of 2012, for example. Many of my friends and family who are not farmers loved that summer – hot and dry, with plenty of beach days to enjoy. However, I don’t think I could [...]
When it comes to exercise, one of the questions I get asked most often is “what should I be eating right before and after I exercise?” The most important thing to remember is, what you eat can affect how you feel during a workout and how well and quickly your body is able to recover afterwards. Therefore, it is important [...]
As a registered dietitian and a first-time mom-to-be, I definitely understand the importance of proper nutrition during pregnancy, and I can honestly tell you that what I’ve consumed during the last nine months has never felt so important. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve indulged on a sweet treat when the craving struck, in fact I think the local ice cream [...]
For many of you in Michigan, kids have only been back in the classroom for a couple of weeks. But establishing the school routine versus the summer routine can be trying for families, no matter the age of your students.
Here are some tips that will not only help you save time in the morning, but will ensure that you’re sending [...]
The summer of 2014 will go down as one I won’t forget. With the winter that proved to be the worst in record books, our kids got out of school late on June 17. We took a quick vacation and came back to only three weeks left before hosting Breakfast on the Farm, a large-scale on-farm event to give consumers [...]
One way our family finished a fabulous, fun-filled summer was by attending the Upper Peninsula State Fair.
This year, Levi showed and sold a steer that he raised as a 4-H project.
We also brought cows that were ready to have their calves to the Miracle of Life building. The building had bleachers so fair-goers could watch the animals give birth. Michigan [...]
September is National Food Safety Education month. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I receive numerous questions related to dairy food safety from consumers. A frequently asked question is: “If the milk in my refrigerator has a “sell by” date of two days ago, is it still safe to drink or should I toss it?”
As many as two-thirds of Americans look [...]