Breakfast Helps Kids Eat Right

By CATHERINE HOFFMANN, MS, RD | SCHOOL PROGRAMS MANAGER, MAINE DAIRY & NUTRITION COUNCIL | MAINE DAIRY PROMOTION BOARD I should have known I would end up working in the field of nutrition.  As a kid, I loved sitting at the breakfast table, reading the nutrition...

Cabin Fever Cures

When winter is in full swing what foods do you think of to beat cabin fever blues? Chances are you’re not thinking about a salad, slice of watermelon, and hamburger as you would during summer BBQ months, but rather something with a little more warmth to it, such as a...
Eating for the Season

Eating for the Season

By Jami Badershall, Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council The concept of “eating for the season” can be looked at in two ways. 1. You’re consuming locally grown foods that are harvested at the time of year that you are eating them, making for a more sustainable farm and...
School Meals Are Better Than Ever (And Free)!

School Meals Are Better Than Ever (And Free)!

Save Money and Utilize Universal School Meals This Year Universal Free School Meals As of the 2022-2023 school year, all Maine public schools provide free lunch and breakfast thanks to the Universal Free School Meals bill passed by Maine lawmakers and signed by Maine...

Maine Open Farm Day 2023

Farms across Maine are opening their barn doors to let neighbors and visitors in to meet their animals, learn about farming practices and get a little more in touch with the origin of their food and fiber. If you want to visit a dairy farm (because you haven’t lived...

Keep Your Family Hydrated This Summer

A 2015 national study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that more than half of all children and adolescents in the US don’t get enough hydration – “a situation that could have significant repercussions for their physical health and their cognitive and...