Tips on how to get back to the basics and cook at home.

Cows headed back to the barn.

New Hampshire residents can help local dairy farmers buy purchasing dairy products to use in recipes like milk, yogurt and cheese. Buy purchasing dairy products, you help feed your family with fresh, locally produced products while also helping to keep farmers in business.

Visit the New Hampshire Farms Products Map to find a farm that sells milk, cheeses, or other dairy products.

With children out of school and learning at home, it is important that they still get the recommended amount of dairy into their diets. The USDA Choose MyPlate recommends the following amounts for children and adults.

USDA MyPlate Dairy Recommendation

What counts as a cup in the Dairy Group?

In general, 1 cup of milk, yogurt, 1 1/2 ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese can be considered as 1 cup from the Dariy Group. When choosing dairy, fat-free and low-fat dairy are good options.

Looking for some ideas? Try making a chowder or soup, homemade creamy mac and cheese, overnight French toast or overnight oatmeal with blueberries - the recipe is available in English and Spanish.

Try a twist from the regular mac and cheese recipe by adding cauliflower or broccoli. It is a great way to add a vegetable to a dish that your children already love!


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