Sustainability – Why Dairy Farmers Have Much to Say

Posted On April 19th, 2016 by

The following guest column, written by Minnesota dairy farmer, Suzanne Vold, originally appeared in American Dairymen. Suzanne is a partner in her family’s farm, Dorrich Dairy, which received a 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award. […]

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Why Pledge Dairy 3 for Me? Let’s Count the Ways

Posted On March 31st, 2016 by
Recently, my son, Topher, and I took the Dairy 3 for Me pledge as a way to show our commitment to eating three servings of dairy every day. Why did we do it and why do we want other families to take the pledge, too?
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Fitbits for Cows: Dairy Farmers Use Tech Tools to Boost Cow Care

Posted On March 22nd, 2016 by
It seems nearly everyone today is wearing a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, Garmin or Jawbone. These portable tools provide an easy way to monitor our daily activity, food intake and even our sleep, to help us work toward leading healthier lives.
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Refresh Your Spring Recipes

Posted On March 18th, 2016 by
National Nutrition Month and the official start of spring is a natural time to revisit your menu items and lighten them with fresh produce, low-fat dairy products, salad ingredients and healthy smoothie recipes.
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Fueling Greatness with School Breakfast

Posted On March 4th, 2016 by
March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a great time to focus on your family’s healthy eating habits and physical activity. In addition, March 7-11 is National School Breakfast Week. It’s a good reminder of the importance of your family starting each day with a nutritious breakfast.
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An (Extra) Day in the Life of a Dairy Farmer

Posted On March 1st, 2016 by
Dairy farmers work year-round to care for their cows and the land. So when they get an extra full day every four years, how do they use it?
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Count on the Value of Milk

Posted On February 17th, 2016 by
You can feel great purchasing milk for your family knowing it’s nutritious, delicious and affordable. The unique combination of nutrients found in skim milk, 2% and whole milk, includes calcium, vitamin D and potassium -- three essential nutrients many Americans lack in their diets.
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Find Your Dairy Match: Tips to Pair Families with High-Quality Protein

Posted On February 10th, 2016 by
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, so what better time to “match” families to foods they love – like Greek yogurt and healthy smoothies – and will help them stick to a healthy eating plan packed with high-quality protein.
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Being Lactose-Intolerant and Scoring Big in the Dairy Aisle

Posted On February 1st, 2016 by
Now that the holidays are over, February, my favorite month, is just around the corner. My customers are excited for 2 things: The Big Game and Valentine’s Day. As a Registered Dietitian, I am excited for February because it is Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month.
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