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15 09, 2017

Dairy: From Table to TV

By |September 15th, 2017

We showed you milk in movies before the Oscars and now that the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are here…it’s TV’s turn! This time though, we’re not just stopping with milk. Check out all your favorite dairy treats in the hands of some of your favorite Emmy nominated actors and actresses, on and off the screen.

Lets kick off our list with everyone’s favorite Modern Family.
The Stars
1. Sofia Vergara
Prada in one hand…Breyers in the other. Sofia Vergara certainly has a great sense of style and also knows how to pick a desert. Paparazzi regularly snaps photos of her around town enjoying […]

Michelle Barber
12 09, 2017

Dinnertime with Kids

By |September 12th, 2017

better breakfast month
11 09, 2017

Better Breakfast Month Recipes from Our Dietitian Friends

By |September 11th, 2017

08 09, 2017

Flavored Milk: A Nutrient Powerhouse

By |September 8th, 2017

30 08, 2017

Dairy Aisle Grows with New Products

By |August 30th, 2017

23 08, 2017

Happy “Healthy” National Banana Split Day

By |August 23rd, 2017

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 […]

01 08, 2017

Dietitians on a Dairy Farm

By |August 1st, 2017

Cold Soups
17 07, 2017

Cold Soups are Hot!

By |July 17th, 2017

Portion Control
14 07, 2017

11 Can’t Miss Portion Control Tips

By |July 14th, 2017

21 06, 2017

Price Chopper Cheddar – Quality, Connection and Tradition

By |June 21st, 2017

15 06, 2017

June Dairy Month Recipes from Our Dietitian Friends

By |June 15th, 2017

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 […]

dairy food art
13 06, 2017

Dairy Food Art

By |June 13th, 2017

Chocolate Milk swimming
05 06, 2017

Hydration Nation

By |June 5th, 2017

Just a quick recap for new readers/followers that are not familiar with my audacious adventure, I’m a dairy farmer and dietitian training for Ironman Lake Placid in July 2017 (that’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run triathlon). I teamed up with the American Dairy Association North East to blog on my experience (if you haven’t read my past blog post free feel to check them out here or check out my video:

Originally when I planned on writing a blog about hydration I was going to tell you about all things hydration…. but so much […]

01 06, 2017

Celebrate #WorldMilkDay !

By |June 1st, 2017

boy with chocolate milk in school
19 05, 2017

7 Reasons to KEEP Flavored Milk in Schools

By |May 19th, 2017

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 […]

Student with milk
30 04, 2017

Milk: It does a college student’s body good!

By |April 30th, 2017

I teach a basic nutrition class at a local college. One of my students’ projects, The Dietary Analysis, is to keep track of all the food they eat for three days and then assess its nutritional quality.

The assignment looks at whether the student is meeting the basic USDA recommendations for each food group from MyPlate (fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy). The dairy data from my class was disappointing. Here’s the breakdown for 23 students:

Students with 3 (or more) dairy servings daily

Students with 2 dairy servings daily

Students with 1 dairy serving daily

Students with 0 dairy servings daily


As a registered dietitian, […]

Kelly Springer on processing tour
13 04, 2017

The Power of Processing

By |April 13th, 2017

10 04, 2017

5 Diet Tips that Actually Work

By |April 10th, 2017

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 […]

Todder with yogurt
30 03, 2017

Snack Time Sanity

By |March 30th, 2017

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 […]

Make Your Own Yogurt Ingredients
22 03, 2017

Make Your Own Yogurt

By |March 22nd, 2017

16 03, 2017

Ironman Nutrition: It’s All About The Food

By |March 16th, 2017

Greetings faithful readers!!!

February was amusing; I had the opportunity of training in 10° and 60° weather… sometimes in the same weekend! I’m a month into training and it happens to be “National Nutrition Month”, so I figured the most appropriate topic for this month would be fueling the body. After all, everyone needs to eat!

Picture overload disclaimer:  I may have been a bit picture-happy with this blog. It’s food… I promise you will thank me.
Ironman Nutrition: A Full Fridge
It’s one thing to coach someone on what to eat before, during, and after training. It takes a whole new set […]

Stacey Jackson
08 03, 2017

From Dancer to Dietitian

By |March 8th, 2017

24 02, 2017

10 Best Milk Movie Moments

By |February 24th, 2017

When thinking of iconic movie beverages, something ‘shaken, not stirred’ is probably top of mind…maybe even a soda or some sort of “juice cleanse.” But, there’s one classic movie beverage that is full of nutritious goodness…milk!

Milk has been in the hands of movie stars for years – from commercials, to TV shows, to the BIG SCREEN!

With the 89th Academy Awards quickly approaching, we thought it would be cool to highlight milk as a supporting actor and share our favorite milk movie moments!
1. Napoleon Dynamite, 2004

Using milk as his wingman, Napoleon delivered the best pickup line ever!
The struggle is real when […]

21 02, 2017

Food Safety: 5 Ways Dairy is Kept Safe

By |February 21st, 2017

A lot of work goes into making safe, wholesome milk. Ever wonder, what happens on a dairy farm? And how does milk get from the farm to your table?

Providing high quality milk for our tables starts with dairy farmers’ taking good care of their cows. The animals are fed nutritious food, given 24-hour access to fresh water, and get milked 2-3 times a day. It’s a round the clock job!

On a farm tour of Richmond Dairy Farms, John Richmond hosted Buffalo Bills Aaron Williams (#23) and other players.

 1. On the Farm
On the farm, it’s hands off the milk! Milk from cows […]

milk bottles
20 02, 2017

Spoiler Alert! The common confusion behind “Sell-By” dates

By |February 20th, 2017

Chicken with Yogurt Sauce
03 02, 2017

Tina’s Garlic-Curry Chicken Breasts with Greek Yogurt Sauce

By |February 3rd, 2017

02 02, 2017

Introducing Dairy to Your Baby

By |February 2nd, 2017

parm rinds
24 01, 2017

Top 5 Dairy Food Trends to Watch in 2017

By |January 24th, 2017

As we usher in a new year, a few dairy food trends are on our radar. It’s once again cool to have fresh, home-cooked meals made with locally-sourced food. Where food comes from, how it’s made, and food waste prevention are all the rage this year, boiling down to 2017 being a pivotal year for sustainable eats. Here are a few of the top trends to keep an eye open for this year:

1 – Making calories count
With growing evidence that fats are an essential part of a balanced diet, our love affair with “low fat” anything appears to be […]

People posting on social media at the 2017 PA Farm Show
19 01, 2017

Getting Social at the PA Farm Show

By |January 19th, 2017

From Selfies to Shakes – The PA Farm Show
The 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show was full of farming, fun, and, of course, food. The surprising star of the #PAFS17? The hashtags!

Social media channels were booming as people typed, clicked, and shared their way through the farm show experience. Luckily for them, they were equipped with hashtags to serve as the whipped cream on top of a perfect post. Here is a rundown of our favorites:

At a hefty 1,000 lbs this year’s butter sculpture was a center piece for social media posts at the Farm Show. The sweeping landscape paid tribute to […]

19 01, 2017

5 Cheeses Full of Taste but Low in Calories

By |January 19th, 2017

12 01, 2017

It’s All Greek (Yogurt) To Me!

By |January 12th, 2017

With a week of fun at the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show, our team has had our fair share of Milkshakes and Fried Cheese.

All the way from Okla @bradonlongwx is LOVING his 1st & 2nd @padairymens #Shakes4Hope @fox43 @AmyFox43 @ChrisFOX43 @Mel_Orlins He’s happy! pic.twitter.com/MVde7WCkLr
— Lucy M. Gnazzo (@GnazzoPromotion) January 11, 2017

Alas, it’s time to honor our New Year’s Resolutions and move to some healthy alternatives – without sacrificing the Yum Factor.

Enter Tina Jackson, head chef and founder of Hey Chef! Personal Chef Service, LLC. On Saturday, her team will share the secret to using Greek Yogurt to make Tina’s Garlic […]

02 12, 2016

The Skinny on Saturated Fat: 5 Facts About Saturated Fat That Will Surprise You

By |December 2nd, 2016

Halloween Cow
21 09, 2016

Fall Events On Dairy Farms That You Don’t Want to Miss!

By |September 21st, 2016

Fall is a time for cooler weather, changing colors and SCARES!  See how the below dairy farms in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Delaware are joining in on the fun with fall festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted attractions, open farm days and more!
Franklin County Fall Farm Fun Fest
Greencastle, PA

Saturday, September 24


Join the Franklin County Farm Bureau and have an opportunity to visibly see modern agriculture in action and ask questions about what is done on a farm and why.  This event is sponsored by the Agriculture Promotion Committee of the Franklin County Farm Bureau. This family friendly […]

02 09, 2016

At a time of disagreement, there is agreement about milk

By |September 2nd, 2016

ice cream
07 07, 2016

I scream, you scream – the scoop on ice cream!

By |July 7th, 2016

09 06, 2016

What is Clean Eating?

By |June 9th, 2016

Portion Control
18 05, 2016

Serving Size vs. Portion Size

By |May 18th, 2016

Reduce Food Waste
13 04, 2016

Shrink Your Cookprint

By |April 13th, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers Beyond the Field
06 04, 2016

‘Beyond the Field’

By |April 6th, 2016

04 04, 2016

Seven Cheeses Explained: The Ultimate Cheese Guide

By |April 4th, 2016