It’s not new news that childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States; however, did you know that many children in America are not only overweight, but also undernourished? It is heartbreaking to know that over 16 million children live in food insecure households, meaning many go to bed hungry.
When it comes to some treasured holiday recipes like Grandma’s apple pie, you simply can’t mess with success. But when making other holiday dishes, it can be easy to cut down on calories without cutting back on flavor by swapping one ingredient for another.
Here are a few simple substitutions that you may find yourself using all year:
Today’s farmers are finding many ways to do more with less. LuAnn of Troxel Dairy Farm explains one way her farm works to be more sustainable.
When we’re feeling under the weather, we may make a cup of tea, heat up some chicken soup and grab a blanket. But what happens on a farm when a dairy cow gets sick?
Farmers work with veterinarians to take preventative measures, such as vaccinations, to make sure their cows are as comfortable and healthy as possible. That said, sometimes a cow may get sick. Dairy farmers are committed to following a process that not only helps the cow get better; it also ensures that the sick cow’s milk doesn’t leave the farm.
When winter sets in on a dairy, farmers pay special attention to two things: Their cows and the weather.
To make sure their cows are comfortable all winter long, dairy farmers like Melissa Greenbacker of Greenbacker’s Brookfield Farm in Durham, Conn., embrace a number of winter cow care practices throughout the season. Plus, cows do a pretty good job of preparing for winter on their own, too.