It’s that time of year again… The 2010 Indiana State Fair will be underway on August 6 and last until August 22. As always, there is a fair theme this year and that is the Year of Pigs! Pork is a $3 billion industry in Indiana which makes it the 5th largest producer of pork in the United States. Now that’s a lot of pork chops! So, as your looking for something to do this summer, bring your family to The Great Indiana State Fair for a day filled with fun activities, live entertainment, tasty treats, livestock shows, and much more! Gate admission is only $8 for general admission with children 5 & under being free.
Elles Niessen of Lewisville was selected as the 2010 – 2011 Dairy Princess for the American Dairy Association of Indiana. The crowning took place before a crowd of dairy industry members, their families and friends, on Tuesday, July 27, at the Embassy Suites North in Indianapolis. Retiring Princess Audrie Koester of Wadesville ended her reign by turning over the title to Elles and wished her well as she represents the Indiana Dairy Industry throughout the coming year. Elles will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for Indiana’s dairy farmers during the year by making a number of public appearances and participating in promotional events.
National Parents Day is Sunday, July 25, and every parent wants what’s best for their children including healthy eating habits and adequate physical activity. But, like many parents, you might have some concerns since it can be hard to get your kids to eat right and be physically active. You ‘re right to be concerned as many children with poor eating and physical activity habits are at an increased risk for becoming overweight and developing future health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many others. The good news is that YOU can start them off right and plant the seed for good nutrition and physical activity. When it comes to eating right, kids take the lead from their parents. For this reason you must become their number one role model!
Wellness, fitness, health, – no matter what the word is to describe ‘keeping your family healthy’, it is the one topic that is in the front of people’s mind. There is discussion these days about children’s health and the public is starting to become more involved including parents, doctors and teachers. So how can you become fit? Being fit is a way of saying a person eats well, gets a lot of physical activity and has a healthy weight.
In case you weren’t aware, July is National Grilling Month… Mmmm! Grilling is a sport of passion, and whether a novice or professional, weekender or life’s calling, grilling has some basic rules for a perfect return on time. Don’t fret; cooking on the grill is really as simple as baking in the oven if you have a gas grill. Getting back to the table is so much easier when the smells lure them home!
The life of an intern is far from boring with today being no exception!
July was proclaimed National Blueberry Month by the United States Department of Agriculture on May 8th, 1999. Blueberries are grown in 35 states in the US, and the United States produces over 90% of all of the blueberries in the world. They have been used in soups, stews and more, for centuries.Blueberries are considered a “superfood” because of the many healthy nutrients they contain.
Do you want to let the public know all the great things about modern dairy farming? Are there consumer misperceptions about dairy that you want to set straight? Are you a fan of milk, cheese and yogurt and want to let others know why? Here’s your chance: Enter the Why I Love Dairy Video Contest, sponsored by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI).
July is National Recreation & Parks Month with July 9th being National Recreation Day so let’s get out and enjoy all that God has created for us in our national, state, and local parks. Whether at home or away, try hiking, swimming, rafting, canoeing or whatever form of recreation you and yours enjoy. You’ll be spending quality time together, you’ll enjoy all the natural beauty that is around you, and because you’ll be expending energy, you’ll feel better both physically and mentally!!!
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a partnership between the Indiana Dairy Council , Indy Parks Department, and Indiana Department of Education. The goal of this program is to provide low-income children under the age of 18 with nutritious meals while the National School Lunch Program is not in session for the summer. For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, contact the Office of School and Community Nutrition at 1-800-537-1142 or 317-232-0858.