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Raw Milk Cheeses: What you need to know

 

The prevailing trend toward buying and consuming locally produced and minimally processed foods has led to an increase in the popularity of a variety of artisan cheeses found in specialty shops, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores.  These niche cheeses are made from either pasteurized milk or raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk. Some cheesemakers and consumers believe that raw milk cheeses have [...]

Hunger is Real

When I told my parents during my freshman year of college that I was interested in learning more about nutrition and possibly making a career out of it, they were excited because “I would always have a job.”  It is true that most people, even the aspiring nutritionists themselves, believe that their jobs will always revolve around helping people lose weight. [...]

Grand Ledge Gymnastics Flips for Chocolate Milk

For the seventh year in a row the Grand Ledge High School Women’s Gymnastics Team made a presence at the High School State Championship meet, because for seven years in a row the team won their regional competition, as well as their conference meet, and every other meet along the way. In fact, this team has done something that not [...]

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

 
It’s about taste. Do you know what consumers consider to be the most important factor influencing their decision to buy one food over another? Taste is the answer, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2013 Food and Health Survey of more than 1,000 American adults nationwide. While a variety of factors including price, [...]

It Starts With School Breakfast

 
It’s National School Breakfast Week, and just like your mother always told you, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.
Eating breakfast at school can help kids be more attentive, behave better and improve their performance in the classroom.
According to the No Kid Hungry Share Our Strength Teachers Report 2013:

73% of [...]

Lactose Intolerance Doesn’t Mean Dairy Is Off The Menu

 
While a great number of us do our very best to consume the recommended three servings of dairy every day, including milk, cheese, and yogurt, there are some people who believe that they are lactose intolerant and that they must avoid contact with any and all dairy foods. Contrary to popular belief, those who are lactose intolerant or showing symptoms [...]

Celebrate American Heart Month by Taking Steps to Protect Your Heart

 
With February designated as American Heart Month, it’s the perfect time to focus on important steps to lower your risk of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of American men and women. A healthy lifestyle is the first line of defense in preventing the development of heart disease, according to new guidelines. These lifestyle guidelines, issued by the American College [...]