Monthly Archives: June 2017

Farming with Innovation and Heart Earns National Award for Rickreall Dairy

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A dedication to protecting the environment, maintaining good employee relations and preserving herd health has earned Louie Kazemier of Rickreall Dairy an Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. The award, now in its sixth year, is awarded for a dairy’s use of sustainable practices in areas of cow care, energy conservation, water conservation, nutrient

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Two Great Ways You Can Enjoy the Milk Carton Boat Race

MILK CARTON BOAT RACE

Date: June 25, 2017 Time: 11:00 am activities begin (boat check-in opens at 9:30 am) Location: Westmoreland Park Casting Pond – SE McLoughlin Blvd and Bybee Blvd Cost: FREE At the Royal Rosarians’ Milk Carton Boat Race, teams and individuals race each other across a pond floating atop empty milk jugs and cartons. It’s a unique Portland Rose Festival tradition

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Improving School Meals for Oregon Students

Clear Lake kick off school lunch

by DeDe Poynor, Oregon State University Dietetic Intern Did you know school meals have been getting a makeover? It’s true – a lot has changed since the National School Lunch Program began in 1946. Here are some examples. Current federal requirements help students eat a well-balanced diet with the nutrients they need as they grow. Schools must offer a variety

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Is DASH the Best Diet … Ever?

Could it be? Is there really a “best diet?” If such a thing exists, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan may just be it. In 2017, for the seventh year in a row, an expert panel of health and nutrition experts assembled by U.S. News & World Report rated DASH Best Overall Diet. DASH has been repeatedly

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Bean and Smoked Cheddar Salad

Bean and Smoked Cheddar Salad

This tasty bean salad comes together in no time, and the smokey cheddar adds bonus flavor. No smoked cheddar? Try using sharp cheddar or pepper jack. Serves 4     Dietitian’s Tip: Build a DASH meal with this salad by adding a side of fresh fruit and a whole grain roll INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

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Milk Builds Strong Schools in Oregon

MLK School Jacksons_2017

Remember those old videos of Ed Sullivan introducing the Beatles? Well, it wasn’t quite that boisterous when the students of Martin Luther King K-8 School in Portland learned that they were selected to receive a brand new iPad Learning Lab. But it was close. The donation was made possible through a charitable Jacksons Food Stores program called “Milk Builds Strong

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Adopt a Farmer Program Includes Oregon Dairies

Each year, Oregon dairy farmers participate in a program called Adopt a Farmer through Oregon Aglink to help promote agriculture through educating middle school students. Five Oregon dairy farm families are currently participating in this year’s program giving students the opportunity to experience a dairy farm firsthand. The five dairies include: Harrold’s Dairy in Creswell Cloud Cap Farms in Boring Mayfield

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