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A Story of Sustainability at a Modern Michigan Dairy Farm

SwissLane Farms in Alto, Michigan has a strong heritage — and, by embracing new technology, it's also helping our state lead the way in cow-focused decisions.

Plant Power: The Rise of Vegan and Plant-Based Family Diets

As the food trend heats up, more families are exploring and adopting a plant-based diet. Here's a closer look at plant-based family diets and tips on how to try it.

Superfood Power Couple

Plant-based diets can be healthy, but without careful planning, key nutrients can be missing. But, by simply adding dairy to a plant-focused meal, you've got a superfood power couple. Here, personal chef and dietitian Jenn Fillenworth of Grand Rapids offers insight.

Best Spots for Hot Chocolate With Real Milk in Southeast Michigan

Where can you find hot chocolate made with real milk? Browse this list for cafes and eateries in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
A collage of Michigan made food and drink gifts

Michigan Made Food and Drink Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect present for the foodie on your list? These yummy Michigan made food and drink gift ideas are sure to be hits for kids and parents alike.

Farm to Glass: Why Cow Nutrition Matters

A Michigan mom and 'cow dietitian' explains why milk's nutrition starts with animal health.

Tips for Better Breakfasts for Kids From Metro Detroit Parent Chefs

Blend nutrition and taste to create some better breakfasts for kids during the school year. Chefs from metro Detroit brunch hotspots have some advice to help.
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Which Cereals Have the Most Sugar?

Froot Loops, Cheerios, Cap'n Crunch. These are among the top 10 sweetest brand name breakfasts that aren't exactly healthy for your children.

Top 5 Reasons the Instant Pot Changed My Life

This mom declares, "The Instant Pot changed my life!" Find out what she has to say about the perks of this time-saving kitchen cooking appliance.
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Unhealthy Foods That Kids Should Never Eat

A local expert offers some suggestions of seemingly harmless but totally unhealthy foods that kids should never eat and some options kids should try.
Jessica Sweetman in a kitchen for Experience Cooking

Experience Cooking Introduces Kids to Cooking and Baking

A Farmington Hills mom dishes about Experience Cooking, which offers from-scratch cooking classes for kids and adults.
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Basic Cooking Skills for Kids at Every Age

Trying to find ways your child can help out with the cooking? Check out our age-by-age guide of basic cooking skills for kids from preschool to high school.