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Don’t Gain Weight Dining Deskside

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that playing solitaire while eating dampened participants' memories of their lunch causing them to eat more at snack time. Not sure who has time for solitaire while there are tweets to read, Facebook photos to [...]

Survive the Holidays with Soup

Winter brings feast, festivities and families indoors. But when the holidays arrive, a packed schedule follows.  A piping-hot bowl of soup or stew can be a solution for getting delicious, healthy meals on the table. Soup is considered one of the first fast foods and [...]

Foods that Fight the Bulge

Who loves their muffin top? People will try anything that claims to trim, tone and camouflage the bulge. Sorry to disappoint, but cutting calories and exercising are non-negotiable. Although no one food can alter your physique, research shows that some foods may shrink the waist [...]

Secrets to Cooking Healthier

Restaurants are notorious for monstrous portions, not to mention an abundance of fat and salt. You are less likely to get nutrient-rich foods which include low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats through a drive through. If you are like most Americans, busy [...]

Run for the Holidays

During the holidays, none of us should take a vacation from exercise.  Recently Good Samaritan hosted their second annual 12k's for the Holidays this past weekend. This fun race was filled with Christmas Cheer as 900 people raced through the streets of fabulous Fondren in [...]

Practice Holiday Food Safety

Traditions are passed down from generation to generation and create a sense of unity, warmth and closeness. Southern traditions revolve around food with formal tables decorated with fine china and friends. Hours are spent around the table eating and chatting. Southern hospitality insures there is [...]

Surviving the Holidays

'Tis the Season! Holiday festivities revolve around decadent food and beverages that can leave us unwrapping extra pounds! According to research, most Americans gain 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. That equals 13 pumpkin pies, 580 candy canes or 102 cups [...]

Cooking for Life with Chef Luis Bruno

I had the pleasure of assisting Chef Luis Bruno's at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Luis Bruno has developed a passion for healthy eating and wellness after conquering his personal challenges including obesity, diabetes and other chronic health conditions. Weighing in at 400 pounds, he [...]


Welcome to Dairy Delivers, a post produced by the Southeast Dairy Association (SUDIA) to share research and resources on child health and nutrition with teachers and school food service professionals. Written by SUDIA's health and child nutrition professionals, as well as school health professional guest [...]