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May

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

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Apr

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Chocolate Milk: Nature's Sports Drink Grant!

03
Mar

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to jump start a healthy school year? United Dairy Industry of Michigan is now accepting 2015-2016 Michigan Fuel Up to Play 60 Rally for School Health...

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Feb

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...

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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.

Mar
18
Recommendation for vitamin D intake was miscalculated, experts say

Researchers are challenging the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine saying their Recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamin D underestimates the need by a factor of ten.

Mar
09
Why Full-Fat Dairy May Be Healthier Than Low-Fat

Dodging dairy fat may be bad for your waistline.

Skim milk or whole? Non-fat yogurt or full-fat? For decades, public health officials have treated these decisions as no-brainers. Cut the dairy fat, they’ve maintained, and you’ll sidestep calories without missing out on good stuff like calcium and protein. Win-win. But they might have been wrong, a chorus of experts now say.