We’re getting ready for the 110th Artley Family Reunion. Our branch of the family is hosting the event this year in Middlebury, Indiana. Lots of preparations are being made, the media have been alerted and the invitations have gone out. We have games planned and are looking forward to visiting with family members we only [...]
It’s that time of year again when the sun is shining and everyone likes to get out for some fun and fresh air! Get ready to have some food and fun on international picnic day, June 18th. It’s time for friends and family to get together to enjoy the outdoors. Though it’s not an official holiday recognized by Congress, tons of families, organizations, and social clubs gather to celebrate this special day.
By Diane Ruyack Library Lovers’ Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation’s libraries will continue to serve. Childhood obesity is an important issue in [...]
It’s that time of year again! Here is a great recipe for all those game day parties! This recipe is sure to be a hit!
Celebrated September 27, 2010
the 10th Anniversary!
Bored with dinner? Need some easy meal ideas that your family will love? You’ve come to the right spot! With afterschool practices, games, and other activities finding healthy, creative, and quick dinner ideas can be challenging. So, here are a few fun ones. My family loves when I make these quick, easy, and delicious meals for dinner. I hope yours does, too! Enjoy!
I realize the Indiana State Fair has been over for almost a month, but I still want to share my experiences from it since I’ve attended it every year since I was in the 4th grade. To make it even better, this year I got to experience it as the 2010 Indiana Dairy Princess. First, I had the privilege of handing out ribbons and welcoming everyone to the dairy shows. I was also able to attend one of the milking events where we taught the public about the milking process and allowed them to ask questions about it and dairy cows in general.
The National School Lunch Program provides meals for over 30 million children in the US every day. Everywhere you look, school meals have come under more scrutiny by the media, parents, students, and those concerned with the health of our youth. Recently, Newsweek issued a “Back to School” feature article highlighting school lunch deficiencies and improvements across the country, and just last week, the South Bend Tribune featured “Send the School Menu to Detention”, written by a seventh grader concerned with the fat content of meals at LaSalle Intermediate Academy in South Bend. Wanting to know more, I set out to interview some of the people involved in meal planning and preparation, as well as observe and experience, for myself, some of our local school meal offerings.
Cheese and wine just make everything better! Don’t you agree? Before I came to the American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADAI), I enjoyed many imported cheeses made from a variety of animal milks, such as the creaminess of the buffalo mozzarella, the sharpness of aged goat cheese, and the saltiness of sheep’s milk feta. Each has their own history and culture.Indiana truly has its share of Hoosier cheeses as there are many local cheese makers creating fine artisan products that are available locally and online. Some of the farmers markets also have a wonderful variety of choices to enjoy. What is your favorite domestic cheese? If it is locally made, who is your favorite cheese artisan?
Because caffeine is a diuretic, it can cause your body to become weak from not having enough water. Experts estimate that more than 90% of Americans consume caffeine every day, while 11 million Americans consume too much caffeine (over 300 milligrams). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that children and teens guzzle more than 64 gallons of caffeinated soda a year – an amount that has tripled for teens since 1978, doubled for the 6-11 age group and increased by a quarter for the under-5 tots.