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 [...]
One of the things I really enjoy about summer are the celebrations around National Dairy Month in June and National Ice Cream Month in July. I recently had the most delicious grocery shopping experience! My local grocery store held an “ice cream tasting” event featuring ice cream and gelato from several different Michigan companies. Of course, I had to try samples [...]
Detroit Student Selected to Attend National Summit and Lead Healthy Changes in Schools Throughout Michigan
Lenah Alghali, a local student from Detroit, was selected to serve as a State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest health and wellness program created in partnership with United Dairy Industry of Michigan and the NFL, in cooperation with USDA. Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students to eat healthy, be active and make positive, healthy [...]
In my mother’s later years, one of her greatest concerns was falling. She knew that a fall could threaten her independence, limit her activities, and reduce her quality of life. Today, one in three older adults in the U.S. falls each year! A common feature of aging is a gradual, progressive loss of muscle mass and function, called sarcopenia, which [...]
I have never met a person who doesn’t love pizza, but how many of us feel the challenge of making our own? I love making pizza and have been doing it since I was a teen in 4-H. Every Sunday night in our house is pizza night. I make two pizzas piled high with toppings and then have enough for [...]
In November 2014 Bennett Elementary School in Jackson, Michigan received their first Fuel Up to Play 60 grant through the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. With the aid of the $1,000 grant, and the leadership of staff and student captains, Bennett Elementary has made great strides in educating students and staff alike about the importance of healthy eating and exercising [...]
While milk and milk products were once the sole occupant of the typical supermarket dairy case, cow’s milk is now sharing space with an increasing array of non-dairy beverage alternatives. These plant-based beverages are made from soybeans, nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts), coconut, grains (rice, quinoa), and seed (flax, hemp). In addition to grocery stores, some of these non-dairy milk alternatives [...]
1. Along with April showers, cow pies help bring May flowers.
2. In fact, they’re the original organic fertilizer!
3. When composted, cow pies make comfy and sustainable bedding…
maybe not for you, but cows like it.
4. They help keep the lights on.
5. Cow pies help keep things green, providing some pretty spectacular views.
6. They help keep detergent companies in business.
7. And, of [...]
Students at Greenfield Elementary in Beverly Hills, Michigan, have been making healthy eating choices and incorporating physical activity into their days through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program since 2012. By now, they’re old pros at it. With their continued success and commitment to encouraging students to eat healthy and stay active, Greenfield Elementary was recently visited by a pretty [...]