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Affordable Ways to Add Dairy to Your Day

I often get questions about how to eat healthy while not spending a lot of time or money to do so. The truth is, that when it comes to eating healthy

Maintaining Muscle with Dairy

Spring fever is approaching and the warm weather inspires many of us to get fit for the summer. But getting your body in shape requires more than a fancy gym membership or cutting edge running shoes.

Beat Daylight Savings Fatigue

Daylight Savings is quickly approaching and as a parent, I fully commiserate with fellow parents about its arrival. It doesn’t matter if the time is “falling back” or “springing forward,” our kids’ sleep patterns are inevitably disturbed, which means ours are, too

Put Your Best Fork Forward with Dairy

March is National Nutrition Month and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to eat healthier with the theme, "Put Your Best Fork Forward," by starting small—one forkful at a time

Flavored Milk for Recovery Nutrition

Every coach wants their athletes to perform at their highest levels on the field or court, as well as in the classroom. Optimal performance begins with proper recovery, and flavored milk, such as low-fat chocolate milk, is a great sports nutrition option that rehydrates the body [...]

Can You Become Lactose Intolerant?

“Can you become lactose intolerant?” I get this question many times when I am counseling patients. The simple answer to this is, yes, you can become lactose intolerant as you age. We are

Cheese May Promote Heart Health

One of the most exciting aspects of being a registered dietitian for the past 20 years or so is that new research is always being published. Promising new research on cheese and cardiovascular disease suggests the cheese you’ve

Protect Yourself with Flu-Fighting Foods

Sore throat, runny nose, achy body…flu season is here! Germs abound this time of year and are sometimes hard to avoid, even with the best precautions. Even so, I believe in arming myself and my family for the battle against colds

Chocolate Milk and My Road to IRONMAN®

Ever since I was eight years old and watched the IRONMAN® World Championship on television, it has been my dream to compete. Despite believing the competitors were CRAZY, I wanted to be one of them. I started