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Back to School Blog #1: Packing Healthy School Lunches even for Picky Eaters

Do you believe school starts in just over a few weeks?  I’ve had so much fun with my girls this summer and I’m always a little sad to send them back to school come September. But each year it gets a little easier seeing them grow and turn into little ladies! One thing I’ve been […]

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Controlling your food portions

It is so easy to overeat when we don’t portion out our food. You know how it goes…you bring a bag of almonds to work and by the time lunchtime arrives, you read the label on the bag and realize that you have eaten close to 1,000 calories worth of almonds or seven ¼ cup […]

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The Power of Five

How good are you at assuring that you get the five powerful foods in your diet every single day? I’m talking about protein, dairy, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains? My guess is that you may have the protein part down (specifically if it is meat), but the other groups are more challenging. Let’s go through […]

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Hey Athletes, Don’t Fear Fat

I can’t even count how often I hear athletes discuss ways to reduce fat in their diet. I am here to debunk the myth that fat in your diet will make you fat. In fact, the opposite is true—fat can make you stronger, leaner, more alert, and a better overall performer. Fat is your friend, […]

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Celebrate World Milk Day

Today, I have chosen to #RaiseaGlass to celebrate #WorldMilkDay! World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. I love milk because just one glass can […]

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The power of processing: Local family-owned dairy farms + innovation

Nothing is better than fresh, pure milk products (milk, cheese and yogurt). We all know the slogan, “Milk—it does a body good,” but do you know why? A Nutritional Powerhouse First, dairy is an amazing source of protein, which is an important building-block of healthy muscle, skin, tissues, and blood. Several studies have shown that […]

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Mitigate your migraines through nutrition

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. For those of you who suffer from migraines, I feel your pain. They can be so debilitating! But, guess what?! I have some nutrition recommendations that can help ease those pesky headaches! Three of the most common causes of migraines are food sensitivities, chemical triggers and hormonal [...]
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