What comes to mind when you think of cheese? Is it a transcendent piece of pizza or a scrumptious enchilada with all the toppings? Whatever it may be, cheese is often associated with foods that aren’t good for you. But smile: while cheese contains fat, it is also packed full of healthy nutrients your body needs, like calcium and protein. We’ve put together a list of five great cheese choices that can be part of a healthy and balanced diet, along with a few recipes to get you started on the right track.
March is national nutrition month! To build awareness of how important nutrition is for America’s (and Washington’s) students the National Dairy Council, GenYouth Foundation, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American School Health Association (ASHA), and Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) joined together to release The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic through Healthy School Environments. The main lesson?
Nearly four years ago, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation filed a citizen's petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting a modification of the standards for milk and other dairy products to allow the use of non-nutritive sweeteners. Just this week, FDA published the petition in the Federal Register along with its request for public comment. The Dairy Farmers of Washington are not participants in the citizen’s petition.
Milk and breakfast. They’re such a great couple, aren’t they? You pour milk over
your cereal, wash down a fluffy pancake with a cold glass of moo or add a splash
to your breakfast smoothie and head out the door. Breakfast without milk is like
Harry without Sally or a burger without fries or peanut butter without jelly or ...
you get the point. They’re pretty much inseparable.
You may have heard that being lactose intolerant means you can’t eat any dairy foods, ever. This simply isn’t true. In fact, many people who believe they are lactose intolerant unnecessarily eliminate dairy from their diet and miss out on all the nutritional benefits dairy has to offer.
Mabton, Wash. - Mid-Columbia Basin dairy farmers have launched Dairy for Life, a program that has committed $60,000 dollars that will put 25,000 gallons of milk into food banks from Yakima to the Tri-Cities over the next 12 months. Second Harvest will be the distributor of this milk into the food bank system.
Greek yogurt has seen a meteoric rise in sales and popularity in the last 5 years, but where did it come from and what exactly is it? The term ‘Greek yogurt’ is in itself slightly misleading as this particular form of yogurt is present all over the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East – Greece being only one area that has made this type of yogurt a staple in their diet.
To obtain its thick consistency, the yogurt is strained repeatedly to remove the whey, lactose, and sugars resulting in a thick “avocado-like” consistency that is both smooth and rich.