By Mary Nicholson It’s cooling off outside, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to sit around inside – au contraire! Oh sure, there’s still some leaf raking to be done, and when the snow starts to fall, there are a lot of outdoor activities that appeal to many. But what to do if you don’t [...]
By Kimmi Devaney Thanksgiving is here! As we sit down with our families this holiday season, let’s not forget the hardworking individuals who work hard year round to ensure we have enough to eat. Dairy farms and many other types of farms are 24/7/365 operations, and this includes holidays. Sometimes this means juggling meal schedules [...]
Tis the season to eat and be merry! And boy do we eat! The good news is that according to research, the average person attends 4 holiday parties between Thanksgiving and New Years and gains less than one pound. The bad news is that this weight tends to stick with us as we pack on more in the next year. Now is an ideal time to balance holiday indulgences with sensible eating. Instead of focusing on what foods and beverages to avoid, we should enjoy eating delicious nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese which provides us with us with key vitamins and minerals that Americans are lacking.
By Kimmi Devaney As we give thanks for our families, friends and good health, let’s not forget the less fortunate. Throughout the week of November 12-20 the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness are co-sponsoring their annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Throughout this time, a [...]
By Diane Ruyack In our family, our favorite holiday feast is Thanksgiving! If this is your first holiday feast or your 10th, the following list will help you have an enjoyable and successful party. Plan the meal, keeping in mind your guests’ tastes, ethnic backgrounds, allergies and any other factors.
What is your favorite part of your job? I love it all for I get to do so many things. One day I might be plugging chocolate milk as a sports recovery beverage on the radio and the next I’m in a school seeing what great things the students have done re: FUEL UP TO PLAY [...]
Happy National Cappuccino Day!! I can remember when the term cappuccino started to become a household name. I didn’t know what the recipe was for a cappuccino, but it sounded fancy. The basic formula for cappuccino is actually very simple – espresso, hot milk, milk foam, and lots of caffeine! Nowadays coffee houses have so many varieties, it can be quite overwhelming, so I’m going to give you a ‘How To Guide’ for ordering coffee!
By DeDe Hausmann While doing research for this blog, I was astounded to learn (via the American Diabetes Association website) that almost 26 MILLION kids and adults in the USA are living with diabetes AND there’s another 79 MILLION that are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. So what’s the difference between type [...]