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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 [...]

Why You Should Say Yes to Yogurt

Yogurt’s growing health benefits and the wide variety of yogurt products available to meet consumers’ tastes and nutrition goals have led to increased demand for this dairy product. Yogurt, an ancient food, is the fastest growing segment in the dairy category. According to 2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, per capita consumption of yogurt has increased more than 400% [...]

Coming Home

We are very proud of our son Jacob who recently graduated from the Agricultural Technology program at Michigan State University. 
He is back home now working on our family farm. It’s nice to have his fresh ideas and progressive information to help make our farm better! 
I had a nice conversation with him one recent evening.  Jacob was telling me how he [...]

Summer Snacking Made Easy


Schoooooool’s Out For Summer
and you know what that means… snack time becomes that much more important! Eating healthy can be a simple and fun activity for kids and adults of all ages.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to make snacks work for you and your family by choosing nutrient-rich foods; this includes foods [...]

Weekend Milk Program a Success

As the end of the school year draws near, I am looking forward to my oldest three children being home all the time. (My three-year-old, although he will never admit it, is looking forward to the same, he is so bored suddenly!)

Looking back, it has been a great year. My children and their teachers have once again amazed me with [...]