What do you do at Indiana Dairy? Director of Nutrition Programs What is your favorite part of your job? The variety of activities and being able to teach people how to make wise food choices. Tell us a little about yourself: I am originally from Dixon, Illinois, hometown of Ronald Reagan. I went to college [...]
New television PSA entitled “Huddle” developed by the Ad Council in collaboration with Let’s Move!, Fuel Up to Play 60, National Dairy Council, the NFL, NFL Players Association, USDA and Brunner advertising. The spot features Tony Romo, Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, and encourages youth to get healthy and be active by joining the Fuel [...]
Over 200 Registered Dietitians and Food Service Directors attended the Indiana Dairy and Nutrition Council’s Annual Summit – “The Many Faces of Nutrition” – at the Colt’s Complex on February 22. It was a packed day of great information. The Dairy and Nutrition Council of Indiana (DNCI) has been providing nutrition and wellness education for 80 years. Some of the comments the guests had were: “Whatever the topic the DNCI presents I always benefit!” and “This day was full of nutritional information and fun.”
Events and contests will shine the spotlight on Hoosier farmers and the food they grow For Immediate Release INDIANAPOLIS (February 22, 2011) Governor Mitch Daniels has declared March Agriculture Appreciation Month in Indiana. The Hoosier celebration is an extension of National Ag Week, March 13-19. The official proclamation reads, in part: WHEREAS, the foundation of Indiana [...]
By Michelle Plummer February is the month to celebrate the heart! National Heart Month, World Marriage Day, Valentine’s Day… Do you see a theme developing? Hearts, family, warmth, babies being born (more babies are conceived in Indiana during February than other times of the year) are all parts of the February celebration. Why am I [...]
By Diane Ruyack A Breakfast for lunch idea could be a toasted whole-grain waffle sandwich spread with almond butter, or any nut butter and low-sugar jam. A variation is low fat cream cheese and cinnamon and spice topping. Throw in a piece of fresh fruit on the side. Make sure that there is money for milk! [...]
Guest Post By Farmer Leontien van de Laar Sometimes people come to our large dairy and when we take them to see our cows, every now and then one of our cats will pop up and will literally beg for attention. Usually the question that follows after he (he’s huge and black) shows off is: [...]
Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February “American Heart Month.” So with Valentine’s Day here and love in the air it’s an excellent time to focus on healthy habits you can practice to have a healthy heart!
By DeDe Hausman The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors this annual event throughout the month of February to bring awareness to American families (and policy makers) about the importance of developing good oral health habits for our kids. It began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 3, 1941, and went national with [...]
February is National Snack Food Month. Congrats Snack Food – you get a month all to yourself! The idea for National Snack Month was developed in 1989 as a combined effort between the Snack Food Association and the National Potato Promotion Board. Even though February is National Snack Food Month, that doesn’t give us the excuse to put anything we want in our grocery cart. Believe it or not there are HEALTHY snacks. Recently, manufacturers have produced lower calorie, lower fat and/or lower sodium snacks. Sugar is being reduced, as well, and nutrients are being added.