Susan Troyer (and kids Anne & Crist) Dairy Farmers Goshen, IN Q: Why did you get into the dairy business? A: Susan: I like the cows and the flexibility to work full time as a Mom and a dairy farmer. I get up early and do chores (feed, water, etc.) for the calves, heifers, chickens, sheep and [...]
By DeDe Hausmann Let’s get real here. When you think of snacks do you think of red, ripe delicious-tasting apples or a big chunk of chocolate? As for me I’ll go for chocolate anytime over an apple EXCEPT when I know I need that nutritious apple, and I have recently had some mouth-watering chocolate.
Oh yes, for the love of chocolate! Chocolate might be the number one favorite food in America. Are you a chocolate lover? Even if you aren’t chances are that you have given someone that you love chocolate as a gift. There are chocolate lover clubs, websites and mailing lists. It has been proven that chocolate enhances your mood and does reduce depression. Dark chocolate contains healthy antioxidants. Like we NEEDED a reason to eat chocolate?!? And, of course, what goes amazing with chocolate? (…yes, wine does go perfect…) But milk is a close tie! You can feel good about eating your chocolate and drinking a glass of milk that is packed with nutrition. If you love chocolate try chocolate milk, which has the same nine essential nutrients as white
I am sure you have heard it before, “Eat fat least five servings of fruits and veggies a day.” You might not have heard what fruit or what vegetable? Do they have to be a certain color? Eating fruits and vegetables of a variety of different colors can provide you the best all-around health benefits. Each color contains unique health components that are essential to our health.
By Mary Nicholson Well, the big game is over, this NFL season is history, but Fuel Up to Play 60 continues to reach more than 850,000 Indiana students on a regular basis. That means 73% of Indiana students are in schools that participate in Fuel Up to Play 60 at some level. So what’s been [...]
By Jenni Purcell On our blog we love to share information of all kinds and usually we give you tons of info on food and recipes. But today we are going to ‘chat up’ Presidents. Happy Presidents Day weekend! In the United States, Presidents Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of February. I [...]
By Kimmi Devaney Many of us know that it’s important to stay hydrated, especially during warmer weather. But did you know that colder weather actually increases the chances of dehydration? According to a study at the University of New Hampshire, colder weather affects the release of a hormone responsible for sensing thirst. So, since we [...]
Are you needing some last minute help deciding what to make for your Sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? What about some food to help set the mood? The connection between food and love/attraction isn’t hard to see, but around Valentine’s Day, interest in food aphrodisiacs becomes more prevalent. Of course, there’s no guarantee that cooking with aphrodisiacs for your Valentine’s Day dinner will lead to a romantic evening.
By Diane Ruyack Lip smacking healthy snacks for Valentine’s Day can create a new twist on traditional treats. Here are several ideas that are easy to make! Preschoolers like strawberry yogurt combined with 2 cups strawberry or plain Cool Whip and it is perfect to allow them to dip fresh fruit into it. Different sized [...]
By Mary Nicholson What celebrations come to mind during the month of February? Certainly there’s Valentine’s Day or even President’s Day. But what about a whole month celebrating Children’s Dental Health? If you think about it, Valentine’s Day instantly brings to mind images of a heart-shaped box of candy, sugary conversation hearts, and maybe a [...]