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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

12 05, 2017

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

By |May 12th, 2017

 

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

POINT MARION, Pa. (May 8, 2017) – Dairy farmers are experts at animal care, land preservation and dairy foods. Dairy farmer Louie Diamond shared this expertise when he spoke with members of the Rotary Club of Point Marion about his family’s dairy farm.

Diamond’s family owns Diamond Farms near Masontown. They care for 175 milking cows every day.

“As a dairy farmer, I love what I do,” Diamond told the Rotary Club members. “My family and I live on our farm. We are committed to protecting the land, water […]

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
1

Students with 2 dairy servings daily
7

Students with 1 dairy serving daily
13

Students with 0 dairy servings daily
2

 

As a registered dietitian, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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!
 
Pennsylvania
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 […]

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02 04, 2015

Staying in Shape with Dairy

By |April 2nd, 2015