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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...


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...


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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.

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.

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.

Would you drink Peeps-flavored milk?

In what is either the best or worst collaboration this spring, Prairie Farms is introducing Peeps-flavored milk.

The popular Easter candy is lending its signature sugary taste to three milk flavors: Marshmallow Milk, Chocolate Marshmallow Milk, and Easter Egg Nog.

"Creating a line of flavors that joins the two strong brands was an obvious choice," the company said in a statement.

A Brief Timeline Shows How We're Gluttons for Diet Fads

We've barely dug ourselves out from beneath the pile of new diet books that arrived to kick off the year, and already the "get in shape for summer" diet books are filling our mailboxes..

That raises the question: If any of these diets actually worked, why would we need more?

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