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The Michigan Junior Chef Competition is an exciting way for your teens to show off their nutrition and culinary skills to create beautiful, delicious food for school breakfast programs. They will...


Cathy McCune of St. Louis was named the winner of the Excellence in Dairy Promotion Award from United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) of Okemos.


Allen Park, MI – Research shows that physical activity, in combination with good nutrition, is essential to a healthy lifestyle.1 That is why today the Detroit Lions in...


“Pour It Forward” will run November 5 through December 16 in all 124 Michigan Kroger stores. Kroger and UDIM will contribute a minimum of one gallon of milk to local food banks for every paper...


Students at Moorsbridge Elementary School are getting in their 60 minutes of physical activity each day through the love of play!


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Vitamin D deficiency linked more closely to diabetes than obesity

People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a new study. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone and muscle health. The skin naturally produces this vitamin after exposure to sunlight. People also absorb smaller amounts of the vitamin through foods, such as milk fortified with vitamin D. More than 1 billion people worldwide are estimated to have deficient levels of vitamin D due to limited sunshine exposure.

A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study

Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says.

Low Vitamin D in Childhood Linked to Later Heart Risks

Vitamin D deficiency in childhood may be linked to hardening of the arteries in middle age, a long-term Finnish study has found.

Young Detroit chef has right ingredients for success

Micah Sanders grabs a chef's knife and swiftly slices a stick of butter in half. She puts the butter into a large pot and sets the stove-top burner to medium. The butter, she explains, is the foundation for the base sauce for her creamy dish called MicahRoni and Cheese. On tippy-toes, 10-year-old then adds a 1/2 cup of flour to the pot and begins to whisk the mixture.

Kroger and UDIM will donate 51,468 gallons of milk to six Michigan food banks

Kroger and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM), on behalf of Michigan dairy farm families, will contribute a record 51,468 gallons of Kroger brand milk to six Michigan food banks as a result of Kroger customer and associate monetary donations.

5 GMO food myths dispelled

All the rhetoric for and against genetically modified organisms voiced leading up to November when several states voted on GMO labeling initiatives can make it difficult to understand exactly what genetic engineering is, let alone the benefits and downsides