Celebrate Men’s Health Month this June

Calling all MEN! Are you a man or do you have a husband, father, son, grandfather, or man in your life that you care about? June is dedicated to them! Men’s health month is designed to bring awareness to men’s health issues through understanding, detection, and [...]

Meet our Newest Dairy Dietitian

Although I was not raised on a farm, growing up in small-town Kentucky meant I was never very far from one. There are nearly as many cows as people in the Bluegrass state, and in some counties the people truly are outnumbered by cows! Agriculture [...]

Calcium, Dairy and Strong Bones– What’s the Evidence?

A recent survey by The Dairy Alliance found 89% of parents believe children today do not get enough calcium yet admit they do not know how much calcium they need. Turns out, parents are right! In fact, adolescents seem most at risk for not getting [...]

Tournament Travel Tips to Fuel Young Athletes

For athletes, spring and summer do not always equal down time. Instead with warmer weather comes travel tournaments, road time, and stops at fast food eateries. Travel can challenge an athlete’s food choices and sleep, undermining performance and bone health. According to a recent survey [...]

Building Kids Bone Bank: An Important Role for Moms

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate Mom’s many roles from carpool queen, to coach, to counselor, to chef. Is there anything a mom can’t do? Having a toddler myself, often my biggest mom challenge is convincing my two-year-old to [...]

Dairy is Key for Strong Bones

Healthy bones are built through diet, exercise and the sun, and it's all about timing. Even though we may not see the effects of weak bones until later in life, bone building begins in childhood. Both men and women build bones until they are around [...]

Up Your Snack Game with Dairy

It’s true, when it comes to recreational sports for kids, there isn’t a need to replenish and refuel, like a collegiate or professional athlete. However, parent provided snacks are ingrained in the culture, and part of the fun and fellowship. As a sports dietitian and [...]

Ice Cream: To Cook or Not to Cook?

There’s a big debate in the recipe (and ice cream lovers) world about the need to cook an ice cream base or not. The answer is really up to your preference and time commitment to making the ice cream base. A cooked ice cream, also [...]

Music and Milk at Nashville’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

You’ll probably find more sneakers than boots hitting the ground on Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend as more than 25,000 runners are set to compete in the 19th annual Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series® race. The course begins among Nashville’s famous honky-tonk bars, ends [...]