Chef Victor Albisu shows students that making healthy, nutrient-rich food choices doesn’t have to be a daunting task.
Many Americans are unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Additionally, many populations are overweight and undernourished due to availability of quality, nutritious food.
Several panels of speakers — from dairy producers to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack — gathered in Washington, D.C., at a Future of Food event sponsored by Washington Post Live and National Dairy Council to discuss how to continue feeding the world’s ever-growing population and dairy’s essential role in the cause.
Here’s a roundup of highlights, tweets, photos and stories — including photos of celebrity chef Victor Albisu, who was on hand to teach a group of Fuel Up to Play 60 students how to build healthier meals — from the event and the #thinkfood social conversation.
Our current global food system leaves almost 870 million people hungry each day. That’s why America’s dairy farmers remain committed to helping solve not only our nation’s hunger issues, but those faced by people across the globe.
“It will be America’s farmers who will be responsible for feeding a growing population,” Tom Gallagher, CEO of National Dairy Council, said today at a Future of Food event in Washington, D.C. “America’s farmers are ready to meet the challenge, and we encourage the rest of the world to meet that challenge as well.”
In order to feed a growing population, global food production will need to increase by over 60 percent over the next 40 years, Gallagher said in a blog post published today on the Chicago Council of Global Affairs website.
Future of Food Partnership: $100,000 grant program designed to support nutrition education and increase access to dairy and other nutrient-rich foods.
As part of a campaign to give kids greater access to a healthy breakfast, the national “got milk?®” Campaign and Fuel Up to Play 60 recently awarded $250,000 in grants to schools nationwide as part of the Breakfast Blitz program.
From January 8 to February 17, parents, school administrators, teachers and community members across the nation made every milk purchase count by entering their UPC codes online and voting to direct a $1,000 grant to a local school.
Building a healthier plate doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Find out how simple tips on how to include smart options as part of your eating habits.
From the excitement of a first bike ride without training wheels to the sting of love’s first heartbreak, Mom is always there to guide, support and cheer us on through life’s biggest lessons.
For many of us, her advice has not only stayed in our mind but has shaped the way we live our lives.
Al Roker isn’t just a pro when it comes to forecasting the weather, he’s now an expert in feeding dairy calves as well.
America’s favorite weather guru took to a Tennessee dairy farm today as part of a “Wake Up with Al” contest in which three families across the country were selected to host the weatherman in their hometown.
So what did Roker learn during his visit to Hatcher Family Dairy?
This Sunday marks the holiday Cinco de Mayo, a day that commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. But as the holiday has grown more popular in the United States, it has evolved into a celebration of all Mexican culture and heritage.
Cities around the U.S. hold ceremonies and events that nod to the traditions, cuisine and music of our neighbor to the south.
So this Cinco de Mayo, join in on the celebration and sample the flavor of Mexico with these dairy-friendly takes on five Mexican-inspired staples!
Dairy farmers have long been vigilant in upholding their legacy as environmental stewards.
Today, they are building upon their sustainability successes by renewing a three-year commitment with USDA to continue advancing their eco-friendly and sustainability practices.
Building off an original pledge made in 2009, the dairy industry – from farm to table – voluntarily committed themselves to reduce their output of greenhouse gases by 25 percent over the next ten years.