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08 09, 2017

Flavored Milk: A Nutrient Powerhouse

By |September 8th, 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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

Kelly Springer on processing tour
13 04, 2017

The Power of Processing

By |April 13th, 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 […]

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 […]

Ironman Abbey from New York on Dairy Farm
08 02, 2017

Dairy Farmer and Future Ironman

By |February 8th, 2017

Introducing (future) Ironman – Abbey Copenhaver! 
Hello curious readers, future friends, and fans,

My name is Abbey Copenhaver, I’m a dairy farmer and Registered Dietitian (otherwise known as the “dairy farmer RD”). I’m also a triathlete, dog mom, aunt, sister (to 7 awesome siblings), graduate student, and current Ironman pursuer. I consider myself a pioneer of combining my passion for farming, food and fitness into a career and lifestyle.
The Challenge:
Last August, I announced my ambitious plan to race in the Ironman Lake Placid 140.6 (IMLP) this upcoming July. As I prepare to test my mettle with a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike […]

nutrition-label
02 12, 2016

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

By |December 2nd, 2016

31 03, 2015

Q: Is it healthier to drink milk from grass-fed cows? What’s the difference between this type of milk and regular milk?

By |March 31st, 2015

A: While all types of cow’s milk are equal when it comes to protein, calcium and vitamin D, emerging science shows that milk from cows eating grass may have a nutrition advantage. Milk from cows that graze on grass—versus eating a grain-based diet—is a better source of a healthy fat.

Research shows that milk from grass-fed cows has more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than conventional milk. CLA, a fatty acid found in dairy and beef, is linked to protection from colorectal and breast cancers, diabetes and heart disease. A 2010 study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that […]

Broth
27 02, 2015

Trending: Bone Broth Or Will the Real Bone Broth Please Stand Up

By |February 27th, 2015

18 12, 2014

Give the Gift of Warmth this Holiday Season

By |December 18th, 2014

30 06, 2014

Q: Is sugar from milk better for you than white sugar?

By |June 30th, 2014

A: There has been a great deal of concern lately about the amount of sugar we eat, and rightly so. High sugar consumption is not a constant in a healthy diet.

It’s a good idea for everyone to know the sources of sugar in their diet and learn to find the right balance between nutrient and sugar intake.

Sugar is a sweetener that provides calories and is added to food and drinks to give them a sweet taste, as well as texture, body and bulk. It is also sometimes called a caloric sweetener. Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that your body uses for […]

27 05, 2014

Milk: How Many Ways Can It Do the Body Good?

By |May 27th, 2014