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Dawn Earnesty is an extension educator with Michigan State University Extension who works in the area of health and nutrition. Dawn has been with Extension for almost 9 years and provides statewide support for nutrition and physical activity policy, system and environmental nutrition education with child care providers and worksites. Dawn currently serves as a principal investigator on two research studies working on improving the nutrition and physical activity environments of in-home child care providers. Dawn is a registered dietitian and has a Masters of Science from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science from Mcihgian State University in dietetics. Dawn is also in her third year as a PhD student at Michigan State in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department.
May 22, 2018 | Reducing saturated fat, trans fat and sodium with the addition of physical activity are among the recommendations of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
April 16, 2018 | A Nutrition Food Label can be a quick tool for making informed food choices that can contribute to a healthy diet.
September 15, 2017 | Easy ways to add in fall flavor by using pumpkin in your recipes.
September 15, 2017 | Vegetable noodles are a fun way to include more vegetables in your diet.
July 24, 2017 | New CACFP yogurt guidelines will reduce how much sugar kids eat per day and encourage healthy eating habits.
July 17, 2017 | The revised CACFP meal patterns limit the amount of juice that can be served to a child in one day at child care centers.
July 10, 2017 | CACFP meal patterns have been revised by the USDA and will go into effect on October 1, 2017. There have been substantial changes to the breakfast cereals that are reimbursable.
June 15, 2017 | CACFP meal patterns have been revised by the USDA and will go into effect on October 1, 2017. One significant change is the elimination of grain-based desserts from reimbursable foods.
February 7, 2017 | Creative ways to sneak vegetables into your child’s meals.
February 2, 2017 | Tips to help child care providers increase the amount of water consumed in young children.