The AgriNutrition Edge Report

The AgriNutrition Edge Report is designed to bring you practical and personal insights about current topics, regulations and studies about food across the value chain…from production to preparation along with consumer insights from you and me! As a 6th generation farm owner, dairy farmer’s daughter and registered dietitian, my intention is to bring perspectives from the ground up while also showcasing those that provide the food on our tables: our farmers and ranchers. Enjoy!

2020 Issue 4: Stay Calm … and Wash Your Hands

2020 Issue 4: Stay Calm … and Wash Your Hands

Stories of bottled water, hand wipes and disinfectant disappearing from store shelves and the resurgence of canned good purchases are in the headlines as concerns of a pandemic spread from one continent to another, and now is in our “back yard.” With the recent...

2020 Issue 3: We Need to Restore Trust in Our Farmers

2020 Issue 3: We Need to Restore Trust in Our Farmers

Trust is a tricky thing. One day you say you trust someone, a brand or a service and then in a blink of an eye, your view changes. A headline, a quote or a picture shoots an arrow through the heart of that belief. It happens all the time with our pop culture icons,...

2020 Issue 2: When Did Food Waste Become the Norm?

2020 Issue 2: When Did Food Waste Become the Norm?

The facts and figures about food waste make the headlines but do they motivate us to change our behavior? Food waste is complicated and solutions are not easy but we all can work together — one family, one kitchen, one farm at a time This issue of the AgriNutrition...

2019 Issue 14: Antibiotics — Cure or Curse?

2019 Issue 14: Antibiotics — Cure or Curse?

Animal health or human health? Where does the problem lie with antibiotic resistance and overuse? The latest issue of my newsletter, The AgriNutrition Edge, looks at the issues surrounding the use of antibiotics in both animals and humans. In reality, the use of...

2019 Issue 13: Committed to the Core: Farmers, Food & Our Future

2019 Issue 13: Committed to the Core: Farmers, Food & Our Future

As we share in the delights of the fall harvest, let’s be reminded of the contributions and challenges endured by those who produce the food, our famers. In my latest newsletter, I discuss some of the basic facts of farming today as we reflect on the recently...

2019 Issue 12: Back to the Table…The Art of Enjoying Food

2019 Issue 12: Back to the Table…The Art of Enjoying Food

The latest issue of The AgriNutrition Edge Report is live. Check out my new blog, "Back to the Table…The Art of Enjoying Food." September is National Family Meals Month™, a food retail industry-wide movement to raise awareness of the benefits of frequent family meals....

2019 Issue 11: Is Milk by Any Other Name Still Milk?

2019 Issue 11: Is Milk by Any Other Name Still Milk?

The latest issue of The AgriNutrition Edge Report is live. Check out my new blog, "Is Milk by Any Other Name Still Milk?"  When I grew up, the term “milk” meant it was from a cow (our cows). But times have changed and what seemed so simple and natural about milk has...