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19 09, 2017

NVAND Farm Tour

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: uncategorized||0 Comments

24 08, 2017

Apricot Ricotta Breakfast Sundae

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Courtesy of Karen Ansel, MS, RDN. Recipe from her book “Healing Superfoods for Ant-Aging: Stay Younger, Live Longer,” (Hearst, 2017)

16 08, 2017

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14 08, 2017

Dairy Farmer, Registered Dietitian, AND Ironman!

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Dairy Spot, Home-Featured, Nutrition and Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Well folks it’s me here, your dairy farmer-dietitian…. and…. Ironman! After taking a few weeks to recover and absorb the feeling of being an IRONMAN, I wanted to recap my race day thoughts and reflections of this Ironman Lake Placid journey… Thank you for all the support and well-wishes – they really helped push me to the finish line!

Pre-Ironman Jitters
Considering how much can happen in the 14 hours and 4 minutes it took me to complete Ironman Lake Placid, I made it through race day with only a few minor hiccups.

Heading up to Lake Placid was a mixture of […]

01 08, 2017

Thank You Mark Zuckerberg!

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: uncategorized||0 Comments

Earlier this year Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Facebook, embarked on a challenge he dubbed “A Year of Travel”. The challenge: listen and learn about how more people live, work and think about the future. In 2017, he set out to visit 12 new places he’s never been, meet someone new and learn about their life… while inspiring others to do the same.

Mr. Zuckerberg is fulfilling his promise – meeting folks with different backgrounds, experiences and passions across the country. In fact, he’s already visited a number of farms! Here are a few of our favorite highlights from […]

14 07, 2017

Tzatziki Dressing

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Snacks and Sides|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recipe developed by Chef Jon Ashton

14 07, 2017

Peachy Green Pineapple Smoothie

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recipe developed by Chef Jon Ashton

14 07, 2017

Spinach Orange Smoothie

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Snacks and Sides|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recipe developed by Chef Jon Ashton

14 07, 2017

Southwest Chicken Buritto Parfait

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Snacks and Sides|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Recipe provided courtesy of Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

14 07, 2017

Banana Foster Parfait

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Recipe provided courtesy of Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

13 07, 2017

No Substitute for Real Dairy: Dairy Farmer Opinion

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Dairy Diary, Dairy Farming, Dairy Spot, Dairy-Diary|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ar-Joy Farms, Cochranville, PA
The following guest editorial written by Pennsylvania dairy farmer, Marilyn Hershey was originally published at PennLive on July 7th, 2017.  Click here for the full article!

Nut, plant-based drinks aren’t a substitute for real dairy: Opinion
I’ve learned first-hand that having a prominent name can lead people to make certain assumptions about you.

When I married into the Hershey family in 1984, some of my friends assumed I had struck the chocolate jackpot.

I had to explain that while Hershey is certainly a renowned and respected name in Pennsylvania, there are many Hersheys who have no ties to the descendants of Milton […]

09 06, 2017

Cayuga County Dairy Farmers Celebrate June Dairy Month & Outstanding Athletic Performance at Moravia H.S.

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: News and Info, Press Release, Press Release-Current, Success Story||0 Comments

MORAVIA, NY (June 6, 2017) – On behalf of the American Dairy Association North East, Cayuga County dairy farmer Kevin Bassett of Rodan Dairy Farm presented Moravia High School with two new milk coolers to celebrate June Dairy Month, and the outstanding athletic achievement of the Boys’ Basketball team which won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Class C Championship in March.

As a longtime sponsor of the NYSPHSAA, dairy farmers provide nutrition education and promote the importance of milk in the diet to high school athletes and coaches.  Their sponsorship highlights chocolate milk as a […]

06 04, 2017

Dairy Farmers’ Focus on Cow Care and Milk Quality Result in Wholesome Milk

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Press Release, Press Release-Current||0 Comments

Dairy Farmers’ Focus on Cow Care and Milk Quality Result in Wholesome Milk

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa (April 5, 2017) –When you consume butter, cheese or milk, you don’t necessarily think about the farmer behind these delicious dairy foods. But for culinary arts students, meeting a dairy farmer and learning about modern farming practices helps them use dairy foods with confidence.

Students in the culinary arts program at Technical College High School Pickering Campus in Phoenixville recently heard from dairy farmer Tim Kurtz as a part of their culinary arts course. Kurtz’s family owns Kurtland Farm near Elverson, Pa. They care for roughly […]

23 02, 2017

2017 New York State Dairy Princess is Crowned

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Release, Press Release-Current||0 Comments

NEW SPOKESPERSON CROWNED FOR NEW YORK STATE DAIRY INDUSTRY
At the 54th Annual New York State Dairy Princess Pageant

Syracuse, N.Y. – (February 21, 2017) Sarah Rohe from Onondaga County was crowned the 2017-2018 New York State Dairy Princess on February 21st at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York.  Having served as the Onondaga County Dairy Princess since spring of 2016, Sarah will devote an additional year to promoting milk and dairy products with American Dairy Association North East (ADANE).

As state princess, she receives a $1,200 scholarship and will represent ADANE at county dairy princess pageants, farm meetings and a […]

07 09, 2016

Q: When I first started running I thought I would lose weight, but that hasn’t happened.  In fact, as my training increased, I’ve put on pounds. Help!

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Health||0 Comments

A: Gaining weight is a common runner phenomenon: You start increasing mileage for your next big race and the scale starts creeping up. The term for this is “train gain,” and it doesn’t just strike newbies. It can happen to anyone at any point in their running career.

A running program provides many health benefits. It increases cardiovascular efficiency by making your heart stronger and more effective. It increases your basal metabolic rate, helping you burn more calories when you’re at rest. And running itself burns calories. The amount of calories burned during a run is variable depending on the […]

29 07, 2016

“Cho Cho Soup”

By |July 29th, 2016|Categories: Beverages||0 Comments

13 07, 2016

Q: I heard there is going to be a new Nutrition Facts label. I’m not sure I even understand the current one. Help!

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Foods||0 Comments

A: This May, the FDA announced changes to the Nutrition Facts label that appears on all packaged foods. The changes reflect the 2015 Dietary Guidelines and are working toward increasing consumer understanding about what to eat. Since the new food label isn’t going completely into effect until 2018, I think most people need more help to make educated food choices with the existing one. Here’s what you need to know about the current version:
Sample           Label         for      Macaroni    and   Cheese 
1. Serving size. This is not portion size (what you may eat) but […]

09 06, 2016

Q: I want to improve my heart health and heard that organic dairy is better for you than conventional milk because it has higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Can organic milk lower my risk of cardiovascular disease?

By |June 9th, 2016|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Health||0 Comments

A: For years, organic producers have claimed their milk is nutritionally superior to regular milk. Specifically, they say that because their cows spend a lot more
time out on pasture, munching on grasses and legumes rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the animals’ milk is higher in these healthy fats, which are linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
The latest news story about omega 3s in milk came from a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.  It was conducted by scientists from universities and research institutes across Europe.  This study was partially funded by Sheepdrove Trust, a British […]

18 05, 2016

Q: I’m getting married soon and want to look my absolute best. I’ve lost weight to look gorgeous in my gown. How do I manage to keep my hands out of the cookie jar until the wedding?

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Foods||0 Comments

A: All brides want to look their best on their big day, and some go to extreme measures to do so.  Health experts recommend a weight loss that begins six to nine months before the wedding day. Now that you are on the home stretch, don’t compromise your health with a juice cleanse or deprivation diet. Here’s your Eat, Weigh, Love pre-wedding food plan – healthy tips for ways to stay slim healthfully before the wedding:

Eat whole foods and think fresh.

Lean meat/fish, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lowfat dairy are your best friends. Limit your intake of highly processed […]

13 04, 2016

Q: Sometimes I really crave a particular food. Does that mean I’m deficient in a certain vitamin or nutrient? For example, if I crave milk, does that mean I need more calcium?

By |April 13th, 2016|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Foods||0 Comments

A: Unless you’re a deer or moose – these animals are attracted to “salt licks” (which contain mineral deposits that supply nutrients they need) – food cravings tend to be more about satisfying emotional needs.

Scientific studies have established that cravings are related to social rather than nutritional cues. Research shows that even menstrual cycle hormonal fluctuations, the most commonly perceived culprit, have no measurable impact on cravings.

But there is one exception: Those who crave ice, clay or paste may have pica, an iron deficiency that is most common in women.

However, research has shown that cravings are real and have a […]

02 02, 2016

Q: Each year I make a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. Within weeks my diet is still a disaster. Help!

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Foods, Ask Dietitian-Health||0 Comments

24 12, 2015

Q: It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’m starting to freak out about the calories in holiday foods!  Doesn’t the average person gain about 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s?

By |December 24th, 2015|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Foods||0 Comments

A: I advise you to take a chill pill with your Christmas cookie.  Apart from the fact that one meal or party won’t wreck your diet, take comfort in knowing that the average person gains about one pound over the holidays.
Worrying about weight gain isn’t a healthy approach to the season of family feasts and holiday celebrations.  Keep these principles in mind during this season:

Deprivation backfires.  Cookies are bad. Don’t eat cookies. When you restrict yourself from eating certain foods, those foods gain power. You become so fixated with not eating them that you can’t help but finally give in. […]

03 12, 2015

Q: I love cheese.  But I recently saw a news story that called cheese “crack” and said that it’s addictive as drugs.  Help!

By |December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Foods||0 Comments

A: You’ll have to find another excuse for your cheese passion.  While you often hear people exaggerate their love of foods by claiming it’s an addiction, there is no reputable science to show that eating cheese is even a little bit like smoking crack cocaine.
The truth is that the sources of scientific information that were mentioned in these stories actually don’t show cheese has addictive properties.  Here are the facts:

Researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed about 500 people on their attitudes and behaviors around food. They asked whether certain foods made them act and feel in ways associated […]

05 08, 2015

Q: I recently heard that it’s not “natural” for humans to drink cow’s milk, and that cow’s milk is for calves.  Is drinking cow’s milk natural?

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Foods||0 Comments

A: Some people are spreading the notion that drinking milk is unnatural, suggesting that humans are not meant to drink milk. And if you do a web search, you can find many articles on the Internet from people proclaiming that drinking milk is “unnatural.”

But if you take a closer look, you will find that people have been drinking milk for thousands of years. Humans have depended on raising cows for meat and dairy products for a long time. A letter published in the scientific journal Nature states that dairy farming started more than 7,000 years ago! The article also noted […]

01 07, 2015

Mexican Cheesecake Bars

By |July 1st, 2015|Categories: Desserts, Recipe||0 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 06, 2015

Q: When I stop at the store after a workout to get my chocolate milk, I see many other post-game protein recovery drinks available from sports beverage companies. What’s in them that’s different from chocolate milk, what’s not in them and are they worth the price?

By |June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Foods|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ideal 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein. Science has proven this is the most effective combination to promote muscle recovery following endurance exercise.
Whey protein. Milk contains whey protein, which is digested and absorbed quickly. It also enhances the building and repair of muscle. Twenty percent of the protein in milk is whey protein.
Casein protein. Milk also contains casein protein, which is digested and absorbed more slowly. It is thought to reduce the amount of muscle breakdown.

When comparing nutrition and cost, below is a comparison of chocolate milk to other recover drinks:

And there are several other considerations:

What tastes better? Most […]

17 06, 2015

Balsamic Strawberries With Ricotta Cream

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Desserts, Recipe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

 

17 06, 2015

Browned-Butter Orange and Cranberry Crumb Cake

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Desserts, Recipe|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

17 06, 2015

Lemon-Berry Crepes

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Breakfast, Recipe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

 

17 06, 2015

Roasted Sweet Potato Empanadas With Garlic-Red Pepper Dipping Sauce

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Dinner, Recipe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

 

17 06, 2015

Oven-BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Veggie Packets

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Dinner, Recipe|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

17 06, 2015

Vanilla Iced Mochaccino

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Beverages, Recipe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

 

17 06, 2015

Blackened Fish Tostadas with Watermelon Salsa

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Dinner, Recipe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 06, 2015

Creamy Vegetable Barley Soup

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Recipe, Soups & Salads|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

 

17 06, 2015

Summer Vegetable Risotto

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Recipe, Snacks and Sides|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC

 

 

17 06, 2015

Pancake Stratas

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Breakfast, Recipe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

From The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families, Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC