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Nutrition for Two: Be Sure to Get Your Daily Dairy Dose

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 [...]

The UP State Fair and the Miracle of Life

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 [...]

Food Product Dates: Clearing Up the Confusion

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 [...]

Summer Food Service At Its Finest: Meet Up and Eat Up!

More than 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That’s 1 out of every 5 kids.1

Though you may not realize it or you may think it doesn’t exist in your community, hunger is all around us. Every. Single. Day.

When school is not in session, the summer can be a difficult [...]

Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Yogurt’s Health Benefits

Although “curative properties” were attributed to yogurt in the Middle Ages, it was not until early in the 20th century that yogurt’s health benefits became more accepted. This was as a result of research by the Nobel Prize winning Russian bacteriologist, Elie Metchnikoff, who linked Bulgarians’ long life span to their intake of yogurt.  Since then, accumulating research has shown [...]