7 Tips for Balanced Summertime Picnics & BBQs

Here in the northeast it’s been raining…a lot. We’re hoping for more outdoor picnic weather soon, but in the meantime I can make sure the picnics you’re planning are a success with these important tips. When planning picnics, you want to serve food that’s delicious, healthy and safe for everyone. Consider these picnic planning...

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5 Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Hydration is important all year round, but especially during the summer months when the temperature is high and you’re sweating more than usual. If you’re out and about in the hot, humid weather you’re likely prepared with a bottle of water, but it’s just as important when you’re sitting in...

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No Bake, No Oven Meal Ideas for the...

Every year I look forward to the fun activities and flavors that summer weather brings. Whether it’s shopping at the local farmers market, attending an outdoor jazz festival, or catching a baseball game; the warmer temperatures provide a lot of opportunities to play outside with friends and family. But living in...

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Sweet Frozen Treats

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council Those of us who live where there are four seasons throughout the year associate certain foods with certain seasons. A perfect example is eating frozen desserts, like ice cream, in the hot days of summer. But even if the...

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Summer Barbecue Tips

As a registered dietitian, I hear it all the time from clients ….”I was doing great until I went to a BBQ this weekend.” Summer barbecues do not have to mean taking a hiatus from healthy eating. Many of your traditional BBQ foods can be heavy and calorie laden, but...

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Yogurt in Every Kitchen – A Must Have...

While most of us sleep until sunrise, most dairy farmers are awake long before beginning their daily routine of milking and caring for cows that provide nutritious and wholesome dairy products that feed our families.  While I don’t always think of the hard work that goes into that milk jug...

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