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5 DIY Autumn Crafts

As the days cool, celebrate the arrival of fall and winter by tackling a few colorful, [...] September 16, 2019

5 Quick and Nutritious Breakfasts

You’ve got 15 minutes before the kids jump on the school bus. What’s for [...] August 27, 2019

Creative Ways to Use Leftovers

If you’re looking for another way to go green in the kitchen, why not up-cycle your [...] September 5, 2019

Easy Workouts You Can Do at Home

As summer winds down, don’t put a halt on your favorite workouts. Instead, learn to [...] September 5, 2019

4 Ways to Get a Better Workout

You’ve said it time and time again. But, this is it. This is the week you’re [...] August 12, 2019

Back to School Lunch Ideas

As the summer winds down and you stock up on school supplies, don’t forget to get the [...] August 7, 2019

The Top 5 Health Benefits of Milk

You love it blended in milkshakes. The kids beg for it each morning. Schools serve it daily. [...] July 23, 2019

How to Keep Kids Cool this Summer

The heat is on! If you’re tired of venturing to the pool, keep kids cool by staying at [...] July 10, 2019

Our Favorite 4th of July Recipes

Nothing goes better with dazzling holiday fireworks and relaxing family time than a buffet [...] June 26, 2019

5 Fun and Educational Activities for Kids

Schools out! But, that doesn’t mean the kids have to stop learning. This summer, fill [...] June 24, 2019

How to Plan a Summer Road Trip

Whether you’re headed an hour down the highway to embark on a family adventure at the [...] June 10, 2019

6 Healthy Habits to Adopt this Summer

It’s time for a fresh start! With the kids begging for something to do and the [...] June 4, 2019

Protein Packed Summer Salads

With temperatures on the rise, we’re looking for ways to cool down in the kitchen. [...] May 28, 2019

6 Foods for More Energy

When your summer overflows with activities for the kids, projects at work, more social [...] May 20, 2019

How to Pack a Perfect Picnic

Delicious food is the cherry on top for most picnics. Whether you’re noshing on grilled [...] May 15, 2019

Our Favorite Recipes for a Mediterranean Meal Plan

Have you heard the news? The Mediterranean Diet – a healthy eating pattern devised in the [...] May 7, 2019

5 Things You May Not Know about the Mediterranean Diet

Five Things You May Not Know about the Mediterranean Diet Maybe you’ve heard: the [...] May 7, 2019

Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms

From school-drop off duty to taking care of the house and making an impact at work, most of [...] May 7, 2019

11 Unique Ways to Spend Mother’s Day

You’re making Mom breakfast in bed, complete with her favorite iced coffee drink and [...] April 23, 2019

7 Ways to Stay Active at Work

If you think having a desk job means you have to sit idle in a chair all day, think again. [...] April 15, 2019

5 Refreshing Iced Coffee Recipes

What’s cool, creamy and oh so delicious? Your morning coffee! You know spring is here [...] April 8, 2019

5 Spring Activities for Families

Hello, warm spring days! Let’s energize the entire crew this season by breaking away [...] April 3, 2019

7 Ways to Handle Picky Eaters

Having a picky eater at home can be frustrating for parents, who may worry their kids are [...] March 26, 2019

Fresh Fruit Desserts for Spring

We’ve got spring on the mind! From planning what flowers to plant to deciding how the [...] March 19, 2019

15 Fun Rainy Day Activities

If your kids are singing Rain, rain – go away, Come again another day it’s time [...] March 14, 2019

4 Tips for Eating Healthy While Traveling

Spring vacations are right around the corner, and it’s tough to stick to healthy eating [...] March 5, 2019

4 Baking Ingredients You Can Replace with Milk

Dairy products like buttermilk and heavy whipping cream play a big role in baking. Whipping [...] February 26, 2019

Homemade Milk Beauty Recipes for an At-Home Spa Day

It’s time to shake off the winter chill. How does sinking deep into a warm bath and [...] February 19, 2019

4 Tips to Increase Productivity at Work

The post-holiday slump is real. Readjusting to life after the fun and indulgence of the [...] February 13, 2019

Does Drinking Warm Milk Really Help You Sleep?

If you’re looking for ways to improve your evening wind down, we’ve got you [...] February 6, 2019

5 Healthy Snacks to Get Ready for the Big Game

Game day is almost here! On February 3, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will [...] January 29, 2019

6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

It’s sniffles season. Germs are on the loose, and we want to help you keep your kids [...] January 24, 2019

Stop Focusing on Pounds, Start Focusing on Health

We’re a few weeks into the new year, and you’ve likely been bombarded with encouragement [...] January 21, 2019

Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution: Eat More Protein

With holiday indulgences behind us, you’re finally getting back into the swing of a [...] January 15, 2019

Celebrating National Milk Day With a2 MilkⓇ

In the United States, National Milk Day is January 11. Why? January 11 is believed to be the [...] January 8, 2019

Don’t Skip the Milk & Cookies for Santa this Year

As a dietitian, I have the fortune of watching my peers across the country celebrate the [...]Bonnie Johnson, RD, MS December 20, 2018

How to Take Control of Your Health in 2019

You’re finally ready to make a change. You know things have been out of balance lately and [...] December 20, 2018

4 Ways Your Family Can Give Back This Holiday Season

Giving back during the holiday season brings music to our ears. The combination of seeing [...] December 17, 2018

4 Tips for Eating Healthy Over the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! Decadent recipes show up at potlucks, homemade cookies [...] December 11, 2018

6 Simple Holiday Cocktails to Make at Your Next Event

Hosting an ugly Christmas sweater party, a white elephant exchange, or just a casual family [...] December 3, 2018

6 Tips for Teaching Your Kids About Healthy Eating

The eating habits we develop as kids stay with us as we transition into adulthood and [...] November 27, 2018

6 Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes Your Family Will Eat Up

You’re making a grocery list and checking it twice. Will your Thanksgiving dinner be [...] November 15, 2018

Celebrate National Clean Out Your Fridge Day on Nov. 15th

‘Twas the week before Thanksgiving… Of all the arbitrary “National Day of’” [...] November 7, 2018

10 Healthy Sources of Protein for Vegetarians

Who says you need to eat meat to get adequate protein? On the contrary, there are countless [...] November 7, 2018

6 Reasons for Kids to Drink Chocolate Milk (video)

Many parents have trouble getting their active kids to eat a well-balanced, nutritious diet. [...]Natalie Rizzo November 7, 2018

8 Reasons You Need More Chocolate Milk in Your Life

There’s always room for chocolate. So, why not make it creamy, refreshing chocolate milk? [...] November 5, 2018

How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Milk

Every morning it’s the same song and dance. Your kids frown at their glass of milk and [...] October 30, 2018

How to Make Halloween Fun for Kids with Dietary Restrictions

For candy-loving kids, Halloween is the best holiday of the year! But for kids with dietary [...] October 25, 2018

Embrace Autumn With These 7 Simple Warm Milk Recipes

If the chill in the air has you reaching for warm drinks, you’re not alone. One of the [...] October 15, 2018

5 Fall Traditions to Start with Your Family This Year

Fall is the time of seasonal harvests, chilly nights at the football complex, and family [...] October 15, 2018

Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Milk

Dairy gets a bad rap. As a registered dietitian, I have countless clients who have sworn it [...] October 1, 2018

4 Easy Things to Make with Milk (That Aren’t Meals!)

Feeling crafty? Reach for a carton of a2 Milk® to whip up a luxurious, natural homemade [...] September 28, 2018

Tips for Keeping Teeth & Bones Healthy

Keeping your teeth and bones healthy should be at the top of your list to maintain your [...] September 18, 2018

No More Confusion – The Truth About Fats

It seems like nutritionists can’t make up their minds about fat. One day it’s [...] September 12, 2018

3 Easy Milk Face Masks You Can Make at Home

It’s time to indulge in a little self-care. Draw a warm bubble bath, pour a glass of [...] September 4, 2018

3 Fun & Refreshing Summer Cocktails and Mocktails

A cold, refreshing summer cocktail (or mocktail) is exactly what we need for the final month [...] August 14, 2018

What Does ‘Organic Milk’ Really Mean?

What is Organic Milk?  It’s one of the most frequently asked questions on a2 Milk® [...] August 9, 2018

The 7 Best Smoothie Ingredients to Help Fill You Up

Smoothies are the perfect on-the-go snack, breakfast, or light meal replacement. The blend of [...] August 9, 2018

5 Reasons to Love Milk This Summer

During childhood, a tall glass of milk signaled good times ahead. After-school snack breaks, [...] July 17, 2018

How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk

You can thank sweetened condensed milk for the dense richness of a layer cake, creamy base of [...] July 11, 2018

How to Throw a Summer Bash Without a Grill

This summer, focus on spending time with friends and family — not slaving over the [...] June 20, 2018

Guilt-Free Red, White, & Blue Dessert Ideas

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone but the 4th of July is almost here! Time to celebrate [...] June 14, 2018

Five Ways to Use That Last Splash of Milk

It happened again! You lift the milk carton and feel that familiar not-quite-empty weight and [...] June 6, 2018

Make Your Own Milk Carton Bird Feeder – DIY

Milk carton bird feeders are the perfect spring and summer craft! As flowers bloom and trees [...] May 23, 2018

The Anatomy of A Milk Carton

Milk cartons can be difficult to decipher. With nutrition labels, sell-by dates, and [...] May 7, 2018

The Secret to Sleep: All Natural Sleep Aids

It’s 2:00pm and my eyelids are slamming shut in front of my computer. I couldn’t sleep [...]Bonnie Johnson, MS, RDN April 24, 2018

How Sustainable Are Milk Cartons? The Answer May Surprise You

Planning healthy snacks for the kids is second nature. Making time for yoga class each [...] April 18, 2018

How to Host a Sunday Brunch this Spring

We’ll toast to a casual weekend brunch any chance we get, whether we’re celebrating a [...] April 9, 2018

Healthy Morning Habits to Start this Spring

It’s springtime! You’re spring cleaning. Your kids are studying for finals. You’re [...] March 13, 2018

Perfectly Packable Healthy On-The-Go Lunch Ideas

Mornings are already hectic! You’re scrambling to throw your gym bag together, wake up your [...] March 9, 2018

Cows’ Milk vs. Plant-Based Alternatives: A Nutritional Comparison

According to data from the USDA’s economic research service, US per capita dairy milk [...] February 20, 2018

9 Foods to Keep You Fuller, Longer

We’ve all been there: elbow-deep in a box of crackers thinking, “I could eat this entire [...] February 16, 2018

Instant Pot Recipes Perfect for Sunday Meal Prep

Did you get an Instant Pot this year? We did too! This past month we’ve been trying [...] February 8, 2018

Why We’re Obsessed with Chocolate Milk (and you should be too)

If you’ve always thought that chocolate milk was a no-no in a healthy diet, think again! [...] January 18, 2018

5 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

New Year’s resolutions typically revolve around sentiments like “lose weight” or [...] January 8, 2018

Evolving Nutrition Trends in 2018

“Nutrition is evolutionary, not revolutionary.” Each new year brings sensational [...] December 22, 2017

Connect with Your Family This Holiday Season

Amplify the rare moments of family togetherness between the goofy work schedules and school [...] December 13, 2017

15 Minute Dinner Ideas Your Family Will Actually Love!

Between basketball practice, debate tournaments, and late-night work emails, the sacred 5-9 [...] November 29, 2017

No Family Member Left Behind This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to feel thankful, loved, and… full! Luckily, that’s an [...] November 17, 2017

How to Make Your Mashed Potatoes Irresistible

For us, mashed potatoes are the essence of the holidays. Whether you plan to cook the entire [...] November 8, 2017

Healthy Ways to Add Protein to Your Pasta Dishes

Spaghetti. Penne. Lasagna. Ramen. Risotto. Pasta isn’t just food; it’s a delicious [...] October 9, 2017

Fall-Inspired Overnight Oat Ideas

Crisp leaves crunch beneath your feet. The cool breeze encourages cozy sweaters. And best of [...] September 21, 2017

5 Protein Sources that are Easier on Digestion

Here’s a list of some easy to digest proteins and how to prepare them to get your gut back [...] September 18, 2017

5 Things All Parents Should Know About School Snacks

As a dietitian who blogs about family nutrition, I get asked about snacks a lot. And as a [...] August 22, 2017

4 Breakfast Smoothies that are Packed with Protein

Simply put, protein + breakfast = match made in heaven. Starting your day with a protein, [...] August 21, 2017

How to Reintroduce Dairy into your Diet

Did you know? Milk drinking is at an all-time low in America. Many people have stopped [...]  August 15, 2017

Why is Chocolate Milk a Good Post-Workout Drink?

One of my cousins has a son who is a competitive athlete. Worried that he’s not eating [...] August 7, 2017

10 Ways to Love Milk Again

Dairy a delicious addition to your diet, it’s also filled with nutritious [...] July 24, 2017

Science of Milk in Baking

Milk vs Plant-Based Beverages: Which Makes a Better Baked Good?  By Serena Ball, MS, [...] July 24, 2017

Top Superfoods To Boost Your Workout Results

Proper fueling means peak performance. Nutrition month is here and soon the spring [...] July 20, 2017

Top 7 Foods for Stress Reduction

In this day and age, we have enough stressors in our lives; why not eat in a way that reduces [...] July 20, 2017

What is Post-Workout ‘Recovery Nutrition’ for Muscle Recovery?

What is ‘Recovery Nutrition’ First, let’s address for whom and when recovery nutrition [...] August 17, 2017

This Halloween Season, Don’t Trick Your Kids Out of Their Treats

Every year around Halloween, the tips and tricks about how to steal, trade, or hide your [...]Bonnie Johnson October 9, 2018
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