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30 08, 2017

Dairy Aisle Grows with New Products

By |August 30th, 2017

28 08, 2017

The Impact of Dairy

By |August 28th, 2017

I confess, milk is something I take for granted. It takes little effort to reach into the refrigerator and pull out milk, or to run to the store and pick up a fresh gallon. I never considered milk a luxury, until I spoke with the York family from Western Pennsylvania.
Meet the York Family
Margaret York is the family matriarch. Retired, her job is helping to run a nine-person household. She lives in a three-bedroom house with her daughter, LaTonya York, a 43-year-old, full-time working mom. In addition, Margaret helps look after LaTonya’s one child and niece. The seven children are […]

17 08, 2017

Top Starbucks Drink Picks by this RD 2 Be and Barista

By |August 17th, 2017

Along with being a college senior in a nutrition and dietetics program, I am also a part-time Barista at Starbucks. Through my 2-and-a-half-year tenure there and my nutrition classes, I have found the best drinks for health-conscious customers.

These drinks are high in protein, with vitamins and minerals that help your body stay strong and healthy. From the vast possibilities of drinks at Starbucks (and believe me, there are THOUSANDS of combinations and options!), I have come up with four of my favorite good-for-you drinks.

The Smoothie

Everyone knows the Frappuccino, but Starbucks offers another type of frozen blended drink; smoothies! They […]

14 08, 2017

Dairy Farmer, Registered Dietitian, AND Ironman!

By |August 14th, 2017

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 […]

Dairy farmer Ironman completing her race
14 07, 2017

High Time for Tri Time: Tapering for Success

By |July 14th, 2017

Well folks, it’s about that time!

Ironman Lake Placid is only days away and I’m experiencing every stage of race day jitters; anxiousness, nervousness, excitement and… the inevitable second-guessing of my life decisions.

In the spirit of race day preparation, I want to fill you in on my training status (most importantly re-capping Ironman 70.3 Syracuse) and how I plan to  get ready for race day.
Warm Up Race: Ironman 70.3 Syracuse:
A few weeks ago, my sister and I put our training and race strategy to the test at Ironman 70.3 Syracuse (a half-distance Ironman). It was a challenging day with a […]

13 07, 2017

No Substitute for Real Dairy: Dairy Farmer Opinion

By |July 13th, 2017

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 […]

29 06, 2017

5 Last Minute Beach Body Tips

By |June 29th, 2017

Rising temperatures means shedding layers of clothes. If the idea of showing more skin – and your beach body – during swimsuit season makes you cringe, there is good news – making small, simple changes to your day-to-day routine can help you get from flab to fab.

Here are five diet and lifestyle suggestions to send you toward flatter abs:

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Many people don’t realize that under-hydrating can make you feel bloated, increase constipation, and sometimes even slow body fat loss. Health experts suggest women drink 90 to 120 ounces of fluid a day. If you’re a sweat […]

Cows relaxing eating
15 06, 2017

A Different Kind of Triathlete

By |June 15th, 2017

Bodacious Bovines: A Different Kind of Triathlete
Happy June Dairy Month to cows, readers and athletes near and far! Cows have always brought my family together, whether it was daily chores on the farm, at a cow show or conversation around the dinner table.

Once again, I look to cows for inspiration while training for the big 140.6 mile race day. Nutrition, hydration and chill-laxing (Yes, I’m making up words. I think we’re at that level in our blogging relationship 🙂 ) are just a few training tips my bodacious bovines demonstrate daily. Here’s how these lessons translate to becoming […]

01 06, 2017

Celebrate #WorldMilkDay !

By |June 1st, 2017

via The Impulsive Buy
18 05, 2017

The Day Dairy Fat Stopped Me in My Tracks

By |May 18th, 2017

Have a low-fat stamp on your forehead? I used to. As a registered dietitian of nearly 40 years, I am seeing the message around dairy fat changing. Dairy fat isn’t the dirty word that it has been. I was sampling foods during a professional meeting the day dairy fat stopped me in my tracks.

Dietitians love to taste food samples so that we can then take that information back to those we advise. Businesses know this and so, at professional meetings, there are always many opportunities to try new food offerings. The recent Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting […]

03 05, 2017

Planning for Ironman Success

By |May 3rd, 2017

Growing up, my incentive to cook tasty recipes and crush some laundry was driven by getting home early from farm chores.

As a grown-up farmer, triathlete, and business owner, my incentive to plan meals, make lists and think ahead is driven by better recovery and satisfied bellies (let’s be honest – a fed hubby is a happy hubby 🙂 ).

Devoting a whole blog post on planning probably earns me “super boring adult” status, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. Here are 3 areas of planning that triathletes focus on (or should focus more on) for ironman success:
Ironman Training […]

06 04, 2017

Favorite Breakfast Dairy Pairings Around the World

By |April 6th, 2017

I love to travel and cannot resist my wanderlust. It’s inherited from my favorite travel companion, my mother. She and I are looking at our next trip. We’re deciding between her choices of an excursion to Hawaii or Alaska. As the matriarch, she gets first dibs.

As I was looking over the latest brochures with my Saturday latte (whole milk, of course), I got to thinking… I have experienced some unique breakfast dairy pairings across the world.

Here’s my unofficial list of my favorite use of dairy in breakfast around the world.
Ukraine: Cornmeal Porridge
Ordering authentic cornmeal porridge in my native language […]

28 03, 2017

Lactose Intolerance Facts: Can I Still Drink Dairy?

By |March 28th, 2017

One of the most frequent questions we hear about lactose intolerance is, can I still drink dairy?

Yes! There are ways for people with lactose intolerance to enjoy their favorite dairy foods, while benefiting from the wholesome nutrients found in milk, cheese, and yogurt.

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions – and answers – we received during Lactose Intolerance Month in February.
What is lactose intolerance?
The inability to fully digest a naturally occurring sugar (lactose) found in milk and other dairy products. With this condition, the body does not make enough of an enzyme (lactase) needed to break down […]