Dairy and Frozen Foods: Two Ways to Go Further with Food this Month

When most people think of March, they may think of St. Patrick’s Day, the beginning of Spring or even March Madness basketball. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I automatically think National Nutrition Month®! This month’s theme happens to be “Go Further with Food,” which ties [...]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this Wholesome Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, and it’s a holiday all about treating ourselves to gold-foiled chocolate candies, Irish tea cakes, and any sweet that we can squeeze some drops of green food coloring into. But what about celebrating the holiday in a more natural [...]

March Madness: The Four Nutrients to Get Players to the Final Four

This time of year, the weather is changing for the better, the sun starts shining a little longer and, of course, basketball– and lots of it! While U2 is rocking the theme song for this year’s March Madness, I’m making picks for what matters in [...]

Healthy Habits for Better Sleep

Sleep doesn’t always come easy. In fact, nearly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems, and many of us fall short of the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Healthy habits support good sleep, and with a few adjustments in your lifestyle, [...]

Take Your Food Further with Herbs and Spices

This month we celebrate National Nutrition Month with the theme Go Further with Food. Let’s look at ways to not only make our food taste better but to work harder for us by adding herbs and spices. A recent study from the Nutrition Journal that analyzed [...]

Cereal + Dairy = Powerful Nutrient Combination

Today is National Cereal Day which is celebrated annually on March 7th. I LOVE this classic breakfast food and have had intense cravings for cereal all throughout my current pregnancy, so I found it only fitting to write about this topic. It is also fitting [...]

Rock and Roll Marathon Series

Although I am not a committed runner, I do have a medal from the 2017 Crescent City Classic proving I finished. Therefore, I know what the Run, Rock, and Roll runners participating in the upcoming Rock 'n Roll Marathon Series® have in store beginning March [...]

Celebrate Chocolate Month with a Dairy Good Recipe

This February, we’re celebrating chocolate, that seductively rich ingredient that makes our days and desserts just a little bit sweeter. Although it often gets a bad rap, chocolate is now being heavily researched for potential health benefits from its high concentration of phenols and antioxidants. [...]

Wine and Cheese Pairings for National Drink Wine Day

There's no shortage of National Days to celebrate during the calendar year. Just this month we have National Pizza Day, National Sticky Bun Day, and National Drink Wine Day. I’m personally stoked about the latter, observed on February 18. As a registered dietitian, who is [...]