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Three Servings of Dairy for Better Nutrition

Three little servings a day does so much. One serving of milk is 8 ounces. Drink it, pour it over cereal, even add it to your coffee; all contribute to your daily servings. A mere 1.5 ounces, two little slices of cheese is a serving. Or just 6 ounces of yogurt is one serving. It’s … Continued

Success Starts with Fuel Up to Play 60

Great things happen with Fuel Up to Play 60. And once the momentum starts, it builds! The result: empowered youth who eat healthier, move more, and inspire their school and community to do the same. See more here:FUTP60 Snapshot

Herbed Ricotta & Delicata Squash Flatbread

Recipe by Andrea Paul, RD. in partnership with Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council Serves: 8 (appetizer), 2-4 (meal)  Ingredients 2 pre-made rectangular flatbreads or 4 oblong naan breads ¼ cup olive oil 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 medium delicata squash ¾ cup ricotta cheese zest of ½ lemon (approximately 1 tablespoon) ½ cup shaved … Continued

Cranberry Orange Ricotta Cake

When is cake an acceptable breakfast choice? When a cake is loaded with cranberries, Ricotta cheese and Greek Yogurt. This is a pound cake-type recipe that is super moist thanks to the Ricotta and yogurt, and super flavorful thanks to the cranberry and orange. I also included instructions on how to make this gluten-free. Often … Continued

Eats for the road

Packing a lunch and snacks for a family roadtrip or picnic While a food pouch can be an easy choice for nutrition on the go for little ones, it’s nice to be able to take a break on your road trip or family outing for a picnic. Yes, it requires a little extra time and … Continued

Breakfast can set the tone for the whole day

By Andrea Paul, Registered Dietitian We’ve all heard many times before; breakfast is the “most important meal of the day”. The reason this phrase has stuck is because it’s very true. In this article, I will explain why breakfast is so important, as well as share a favorite recipe for quick and healthy breakfasts. One of the first … Continued

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