National Whole Grains Month

Did you know that September is National Whole Grains Month? Yes, there is an entire month dedicated to whole grains! The best part about whole grains is that there is such a variety to choose from; you can have a different type every night of the week!  The USDA recommends that at least half of…

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Popcorn Poppin’ Month

October is more than just a month to celebrate spooks and sweets. It’s also a month to celebrate treats that are good for you like popcorn! It’s National Popcorn Popping Month which means it’s time to give a little patronage to this healthy snack. Did you know that fresh popcorn, lightly seasoned can be a…

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Creating a Hearty and Healthy Soup

There is no denying that this January has given us plenty of bitter cold days, which is why it is very fitting that January has been named National Soup Month!  Not only is a bowl of soup warm and comforting in these cold winter months, but a pot of your favorite soup is versatile, easy…

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Packing the Perfect Picnic Basket

There’s nothing like spending the day outdoors in the beautiful summer weather! Going on a picnic with family and friends is a perfect way to get some sun and promote physical activity. Just like camping, when picnicking there are ways to make sure that are you packing healthy, nutritious foods that will travel well. Below…

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DASH Eating Plan

The meal pattern below is rich in low fat dairy foods, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and follows the DASH Meal Planning guidelines. For many people, following the DASH eating style can be an easy way to prevent or manage their high blood pressure. FOOD GROUP DAILY SERVINGS 1 SERVING EQUALS Milk and Dairy 2-3…

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