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Aug

Kicking off a healthy school year, the following schools submitted an application and were randomly selected to attend an energy-packed day full of fun, movement and learning at Ford Field, home...

29
Jul

First annual Michigan Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit empowers students to promote in-school wellness, healthy eating and increased physical activity

09
Jul

Learn how milk travels from the farm to your table at 18th annual Great Dairy Adventure on July 22 at the MSU Pavilion 

11
May

Apply now for a MI Breakfast: The Smoothie Way grant.

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Aug
20
Whitehall student attends an NFL ambassador summit

DETROIT – Addy Bernhardt from Ealy Elementary School in Whitehall was one of 14 students representing Michigan Fuel Up to Play 60 schools tackling a comprehensive day-long leadership training program alongside former Detroit Lions wide receiver and four-time Pro Bowl player Herman Moore and the team’s youth coaches Aug. 6 at Ford Field in Detroit.
The first annual Michigan Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit is designed to boost and strengthen enthusiasm among student leaders for enhancing and speaking up publicly on behalf of implementing in-school wellness initiatives.

Jul
06
More Americans report having one-percent or skim milk available at home

A series of questions in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) asks respondents ages 16 and older how often different types of food are kept in their homes in order to get an idea of the at-home food environment in the United States.

Jun
18
5 Reasons Every Adult Needs To Be Drinking More Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk tastes like childhood. Whether you preferred Hershey's syrup or you were a Nesquik kid, it wasn't just a drink, it was a way of life. But somewhere along the way, adults stopped drinking chocolate milk, and it remains a distant, delicious memory.

Jun
04
Savings Angel: Dairy Life Hacks

June is National Dairy Month. In anticipation of the sales and coupons for dairy products we're likely to see, I thought about uses for dairy products that go beyond crackers and cheese, and cereal and milk. Check out these life hacks for dairy foods.

May
11
4 Fab Foods That Help Prevent Weight Gain As You Age

If you've noticed the dreaded "middle-age spread" creeping up on you, there are changes you can make to your diet to keep your pants from getting any tighter. A recent study by Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy found that while things like red and processed meats, refined sugars, wheats and starches can cause weight gain over time, there are a few foods that can help stop that and actually help with weight loss.

May
11
7 Foods for Your Gut Health

The good news keeps stacking up for probiotics, the good-for-you bacteria that keep your GI system functioning in tip-top shape. "Research is finding that a healthy microbiome may play a role in reducing inflammation, a risk factor involved in illnesses ranging from colds to cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and cognitive decline," says Katherine Tallmadge, RD, author of Diet Simple. In addition, the bacteria may help burn body fat and reduce insulin resistance, she says. So to stay slim and healthy, consider adding more probiotic foods to your diet, like the ones that follow.

Apr
21
Food for Thought: The new place of dairy on a paleo plate

Could you say goodbye to refined sugar, grains, legumes and dairy? A growing number of people today are going paleo — following a lifestyle that’s based on the concept of eating like our Paleolithic ancestors. They believe if a caveman didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.

Apr
20
Why almond milk is a rip-off

People drink almond milk for a variety of reasons, but many have no idea how devoid of nutrients their trendy dairy milk alternative actually is.
Each half-gallon carton contains very few actual almonds. Evidence shows there may be just over a handful.

Apr
10
8 Signs You Need to Be Getting More Vitamin D

Decreased muscular size can be the result of not enough vitamin D in muscle and nerve tissue, says Kimberly Mueller, R.D., owner of Fuel Factor Nutrition Coaching. So if you notice that you can't eek out the same number of reps you've always done, that may be a sign you need more vitamin D.

Apr
09
A new piece in the 'French paradox' puzzle—cheese metabolism

Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon known as the "French paradox." Most explanations focus on wine and lifestyle, but a key role could belong to another French staple: cheese. The evidence, say scientists in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, is in cheese metabolism.

Apr
08
High-fat dairy products linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk

Consumption of high-fat yoghurt and cheese are linked to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth, according to new research. High meat consumption, on the other hand, is linked to a higher risk.

Apr
08
Schools becoming the 'last frontier' for hungry kids

America's schools are no longer just a place for students to learn their ABCs.

They are also increasingly where children eat their three squares.

The classroom has become a dining room as more children attending public schools live in poverty. More than half of students in public schools — 51% — were in low-income families in 2013, according to a study by the Southern Education Foundation.

Apr
08
Cool, creamy burrata is the cheese of the moment

Top chefs have discovered the potential for great, simple dishes using burrata cheese (pronounced boor-RAH-tah), turning it into the celebrity cheese of the year.

Burrata looks like a ball of mozzarella with a topknot, but there is a surprise inside. On the outside, the cheese is the stretchy texture of mozzarella, but its creamy, soft, buttery center slowly and irresistibly oozes out onto your plate when the skin is cut open. It’s like eating heavy cream, only better.

Apr
02
Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raw milk causes more than half of all milk-related foodborne illnesses in the United States, even though only about 3.5 percent of Americans drink raw milk, according to a new report.

The researchers warned that people are nearly 100 times more likely to get a foodborne illness from raw (unpasteurized) milk than from pasteurized milk.

Mar
26
Milk could be good for your brain

New research conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center has found a correlation between milk consumption and the levels of a naturally-occurring antioxidant called glutathione in the brain in older, healthy adults.