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All About Fats
After the Halloween candy is gone you are probably thinking that you need to get back on track, so you’re going to reduce your fat intake. Here are some facts about fat and why they are good for you:

  • They provide essential fatty acids
  • They help transport some vitamins throughout your body
  • They help you feel fuller longer
  • They add flavor to your foods

Let’s explore the types of fats:

Saturated Fats Found in red meat, poultry and full fat dairy
Trans fats Found in foods from oils that have been partially hydrogenated
Monounsaturated Fats Found in olive, peanut, canola, sesame and safflower oils
Polyunsaturated Fats Found in soy bean, corn and sunflower oils. Also in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring and trout
Omega 3 fatty acids Found in fatty fish, flax seed oil (cold pressed), salmon, chia seeds, walnuts

Did you know that all of cows’ milk (Whole, 2%, 1% and skim) contains the same nutritional value?

Watching your overall fat intake, take a look at why choosing low fat dairy options, such as yogurt, would fit into your diet:

  • Most 8 oz. servings of yogurt varieties are excellent sources of calcium, phosphorus, and riboflavin, and good sources of protein and potassium.
  • Many yogurt companies enhance the nutrition of their already nutrient-rich yogurts by adding more protein, calcium and vitamin D.
  • Your body uses protein all day long. Try protein-rich yogurt to help get your protein throughout the day.
  • As little as 10 grams of protein has been shown to stimulate muscle growth following exercise. Having 8 ounces of fat-free chocolate milk or a 6-ounce container of Greek-style yogurt can help you recover after a workout.
  • Yogurt makes a great breakfast food, especially when mixed with other nutritious foods like fruit and/or whole-grain cereal for crunch.
November 25th is National Parfait Day 
Here are some varieties to layer with granola:

  • Blueberry Lemon Parfait: Lemon yogurt and blueberries
  • Red, White and Blue Parfait: Strawberries or raspberries, blueberries, bananas and vanilla yogurt
  • Tropical Parfait: Kiwi, mango, pineapple and coconut or vanilla yogurt
  • Berry Good Parfait: Any combination of berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries, etc. served with vanilla or a berry-flavored yogurt
  • Peachy Parfait: Sliced peaches and vanilla or peach yogurt. If desired, top with raspberry jam or raspberry syrup
What do you have in common with a dairy farmer?
We all assume that there are dramatic differences in the world between an urbanite and a rural farmer. But when the dairy community started to invite young millennial urbanites out to tour a dairy farm, the dramatic differences between the groups quickly dissolved into some striking similarities.

The video series Acres + Avenues launched this month by Dairy Management Inc. is a series which takes urbanites and connects them to local farmers – not to showcase how different their lifestyles are, but what they have in common.

Episode 1 features dairy farmer Brian Fiscalini and Nick Pourfard of Prisma Guitars, who find common ground through their recycling and sustainability practices. Fiscalini implements many energy and resource saving procedures on his dairy, from a methane digester to reusing water multiple times. Pourfard takes old skateboards and uses them to build guitars, and uses other recycled wood to build furniture.

Check out the video now!

Learn what else you may have in common with a local dairy farmer atdairygood.org!

Common Theme: Passion for Sustainability
To learn more about how dairy farmers in the United States are committed to sustainability visit sustainability.dairygood.org 

Turkey Cups Craft Using Recycled Yogurt Containers
from School Time Snippets
What you’ll need:

  • yogurt cups
  • feathers
  • googly eyes
  • glue gun
  • paint
  • paper for nose ( we used an orange paint chip sample )
  • red yarn
  • wooden circles for faces
  1. Paint the yogurt cups and wooden circles; the wooden circles are probably not necessary, but we had them and put them to use
  2. After two coats of paint, glue eyes, nose, and the red thingy onto the turkeys face
  3. Hot glue the feathers inside the yogurt cups
  4. Glue on the turkey faces
Nutrient-Rich Foods That Won’t Fit Into a Canned Food Drive
Milk is one of them!
A top requested food at Feeding America food banks during the holidays and year round, milk is too perishable to be placed in a canned food drive.

Your $5 donation at milklife.com/giveprovides milk to a hungry family in your area!

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