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10
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...

23
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...

06
Feb

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...

23
Oct

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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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.

Mar
06
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.

Mar
02
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?

Feb
25
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.

Feb
24
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.

Feb
11
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.

Jan
15
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.