Warmer weather means outdoor fun. Parents instill in their children a love and desire for outdoor activity and create positive memories and experiences by making family outings a priority. Take time planning activities that accommodate your family’s schedules, but also be prepared for the impromptu opportunity to enjoy a few moments tossing a ball or taking a walk.
March is Agriculture month and we need to thank the 1500 Indiana dairy farmers that work hard every single day to keep milk and dairy products in our fridges. When The Indiana Family of Farmers asked consumers what was the one thing they would always find in their grocery cart, most listed a dairy products! [...]
What do you do at Indiana Dairy? My title is Program Coordinator. I work a lot with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program which means being involved with teachers and schools. I’m also a “liaison” to the Indiana School Nutrition Association. What is your favorite part of your job? I get to work [...]
By Diane Ruyack “Eat Right with Color” is the theme for National Nutrition month. The best way to make your family’s plate colorful is through increasing the amount of vegetables you serve. Think local! Think your backyard, your balcony, and/or patio. It’s time to start thinking about planning a garden. Start your plans by asking [...]
By DeDe Hausman The 2011 theme for WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH is: OUR HISTORY IS OUR STRENGTH. Women unite families, communities, and nations and have for centuries. That’s why this celebration was designated in 1980 by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and by proclamations by FIVE American Presidents. It’s an opportunity to celebrate women’s [...]
By Mary Nicholson “We’ve had such wonderful experiences using the funds from the FUTP 60 grant. Our chocolate milk booth was a huge success, our walking/jogging club is moving right along and so much more” says Roberta Sipe, P. E. teacher at Rosa Parks Edison Elementary in Perry Township and advisor for the National Dairy [...]
By Michelle Plummer March holds a special place in my heart mostly because I vividly recall the days I worked at O’Malia grocery stores and in March everyone was IRISH! Workers walked the parade route of downtown throwing green bagels to the crowds, had cooking classes about traditional Irish fare and followed the Gordon Pipers [...]
‘My’ day is finally here! – Registered Dietitian Day (and yes, I am a Registered Dietitian). March 9, 2011 is the fourth annual Registered Dietitian Day. As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Registered Dietitian Day commemorates the dedication of Registered Dietitians (RDs) as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.