Erin McGraw

The weather is getting chillier by the day, and there is nothing quite like coming in from the cold and sitting down to a hot, hearty meal. What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “comfort food”? Maybe it’s piping-hot macaroni and cheese with a crunchy, golden-brown crust, or...
The term “plant-based diet” has recently garnered increased attention and headlines. While 2020 has been marked by events beyond our control, choosing foods to bolster our health is one thing within our power. So are what exactly is a “plant-based diet,” and does it have...
August Nutrition Article on school meals-in and outside of the classroom. There are healthy recipes for snacks that can be created at home and photos of those recipes, as well. Please let me know if you are able to find a spot for it this month. Have a great weekend! It is back to school time an...
If the rising summer temperatures have you craving a scoop or two of ice cream, you are in luck: July happens to be National Ice Cream Month. St. Louis District Dairy Council nutrition educator Erin McGraw asks, “Did you know the average American eats about 48 pints of ice cream per year?”...
It is National Dairy Month - the time of year when we honor all things dairy. From the dedicated farmers to the cows to the delicious cheese, yogurt, ice cream and butter they provide! Although the past months have been filled with uncertainty, one thing you can count on is dairy farmer’s commitmen...
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted much of our daily lives, including our budgets. Many families may be experiencing economic hardships and looking for ways to stretch every dollar. Americans are also trying to space out trips to the grocery store to minimize exposure to the virus. Erin McGraw,...
We often attempt to make major lifestyle changes with the best intentions, only to find they are difficult to keep up with and leave us feeling defeated. March is National Nutrition Month®, a great reminder that healthy choices don’t have to be an all or nothing commitment. This year’s...
August is Family Meals Month and for many parents, it may be much easier to forget about family meals altogether. Overscheduled lives can lead to being constantly on-the-go and feeling the need to eat on the run. While family dinners can be seen as a burdensome chore at the end of a tiring day, more...
Note: Below is St. Louis District Dairy Council’s nutrition article for American Hearth Month. It is on the Mediterranean Diet, and there are delicious recipes as well. In honor of American Heart Month, try a different approach to healthy eating, specifically the Mediterranean diet. For...
A new year often means aspirations of a new, fresh start. Many are beginning 2019 with hopes of being better than the year before, including making healthier choices for their families and themselves. Sitting down as a family to share a meal is a great place to start. Busy schedules and overwhelming...
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