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Pack the Perfect Picnic

Spring has officially sprung: the warm sunshine is starting to peep its way through the clouds, trees are showing off their fresh green leaves and, unfortunately for most, a thick layer of yellow pollen is coating any outside surfaces. But, while we battle our allergies, [...]

Say Cheese, Grilled Please

A grilled cheese sandwich holds many memories for kids and adults alike. With National Grilled Cheese Day around the corner, it’s time to look at why grilled cheese is a fun and nutritious addition to many eating plans. Like all dairy, cheese is a beneficial [...]

Dairy and Frozen Foods: Two Ways to Go Further with Food this Month

When most people think of March, they may think of St. Patrick’s Day, the beginning of Spring or even March Madness basketball. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I automatically think National Nutrition Month®! This month’s theme happens to be “Go Further with Food,” which ties [...]

March Madness: The Four Nutrients to Get Players to the Final Four

This time of year, the weather is changing for the better, the sun starts shining a little longer and, of course, basketball– and lots of it! While U2 is rocking the theme song for this year’s March Madness, I’m making picks for what matters in [...]

Cereal + Dairy = Powerful Nutrient Combination

Today is National Cereal Day which is celebrated annually on March 7th. I LOVE this classic breakfast food and have had intense cravings for cereal all throughout my current pregnancy, so I found it only fitting to write about this topic. It is also fitting [...]

Rock and Roll Marathon Series

Although I am not a committed runner, I do have a medal from the 2017 Crescent City Classic proving I finished. Therefore, I know what the Run, Rock, and Roll runners participating in the upcoming Rock 'n Roll Marathon Series® have in store beginning March [...]

Celebrate Chocolate Month with a Dairy Good Recipe

This February, we’re celebrating chocolate, that seductively rich ingredient that makes our days and desserts just a little bit sweeter. Although it often gets a bad rap, chocolate is now being heavily researched for potential health benefits from its high concentration of phenols and antioxidants. [...]

Wine and Cheese Pairings for National Drink Wine Day

There's no shortage of National Days to celebrate during the calendar year. Just this month we have National Pizza Day, National Sticky Bun Day, and National Drink Wine Day. I’m personally stoked about the latter, observed on February 18. As a registered dietitian, who is [...]

Examining Evidence for Dairy & Diabetes

The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend consuming dairy foods (three daily servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy) as part of a healthy eating pattern to reduce the risk for chronic diseases, but what about for diabetes in particular? With ever-evolving nutrition research, staying current [...]