What’s cooking on your to do list right now? Taking care of yourself or your loved ones by eating better and/or moving more? Learning to cook? Visiting a farm? What if you could do all of these things efficiently – and more importantly – in a fun way? You can, and should! Here are three things you can do now to reconnect with your food, your friends, family, and your kitchen:
1. Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for recipes, tips, food and nutrition information and exercise ideas, too!
Many people don’t realize the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are the powerhouse behind the useful (and free!) tools available on this site. New to the 2015 DGA are three healthy eating patterns that My Plate helps to bring to life through its section on healthy eating styles for people to use as a roadmap to help nourish them physically, as well as culturally. And dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt are fundamental to all three. Taking care of ourselves doesn’t have to feel like a full time job. And this site helps bring all that science to life in ways that make it easier to be successful in your health and wellness efforts.
2. Visit Dairy Good to learn about food, nutrition and agriculture.
If you’ve ever wondered what a day on the farm is like, how farmers care for their cows or want to hear directly from a farmer, this is the site for you.
3. Invite your friends and kids into the kitchen!
Cooking and eating together is a great way to spend time, share new recipes and make health and wellness goals come to life in the most delicious ways.