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Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB)

Who are they?                                                

The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) is a non-profit organization funded entirely by Wisconsin’s dairy farm families. Our goal is to increase the sale and consumption of Wisconsin milk and dairy products. WMMB is farmer-owned and farmer-directed. Our 25 dairy farmerMain1 board members are elected by their peers for three-year terms. WMMB’s farmer-directors have direct involvement in planning and monitoring the organization’s marketing and promotional programs which are conducted by a staff of marketing, research and communications professionals.

WMMB Predicts 8 Ways Consumers will Eat Cheese in 2015

American cheese consumption is at an all-time high – up 42 percent over the past 25 years, according to USDA figures – and opportunities for continued growth in the category appear strong. Not only are consumers craving more cheese, they’re also continuing to evolve the ways in which they’re purchasing and enjoying it. Mega trends like natural and specialty cheese consumption, the Millennial generation’s impact on the food industry, snacking, and the growing use of social networks and apps for recipes and purchase decisions will continue to gather momentum. The top cheese trends also reflect the constant evolution of the American palate and a growing desire for unique, bold flavors. With those as a backdrop, here are eight ways Americans will be eating more cheese in the year ahead:

1. With a Cheesemonger. Along with more prepared food choices, on-site restaurants and chefs, more grocery stores are adding professional cheesemongers to the mix. With an expanding palate and more choices from their store’s cheese expert, more Americans are exposed to and enjoying more natural, artisan cheeses.

2. As a Snack. According to the IDDBA, snacking now represents 50 percent of all eating occasions. Cheese is well aligned with the trend and enjoys a unique position as both a healthful and indulgent snack. In 2015, consumers will snack on cheese in all forms – from simple string and cube nibbles to elegant cheese picks and meal-replacing cheese boards.

3. With Hard Cider. Hard cider with cheese is the next big thing in food and beverage pairings. Dry ciders pair well with rich, buttery cheeses like cheddar, aged gouda and blue, while semi-sweet ciders are perfect with mild, nutty, soft-ripened cheeses such as brie and camembert.

4. In Sweets. As an addition to traditional sweets, cheese satisfies sweet-salty cravings and lets chefs give unique twists to classic flavors. This year, we’ll see more sweet-savory cookies made with cheddar, blue and other cheeses, and more pancakes with cheese used as fillings and ingredients.

5. With a Kick. Consumers’ constant search for unique, bold and global flavors will continue into 2015. Millennials, in particular, will seek out cheeses with hints of jalapeño, herbs, smoke, garlic and basil, as well as bitter flavors such as espresso.

6. In Convenient Forms. Slices, shreds, spreads and snack sticks made up a large share of convenient cheese products launched over the past year and they’ll continue to grow in 2015. According to WMMB’s custom IRI database, shredded cheese, cheese curds and stick cheese will lead the list of convenient cheese forms.

7. With a Story. Consumers’ increasing interest in where their food comes from will take cheese buying to a whole new level in 2015. According to IDDBA, the trend has taken food beyond “natural” into the realm of authenticity, transparency and storytelling through cues around “local” and “artisanal.” Not many foods tell a better story than cheese and with 600 varieties, types and styles coming from Wisconsin alone it will be a top choice in 2015.

8. With a Smartphone. More than two-thirds of Americans use Smartphone and more than 80 percent of Millennials rely on their mobile devices when shopping, according to Nielsen data. They’re choosing, planning, sharing and buying food online, and that includes cheese. Mobile websites and apps, such as Wisconsin Cheese Cupid, help shoppers pair cheeses with their favorite beer, wine or spirit.

Gluten-Free with Diabetes

Gluten-Free with Diabetes

The rates of both Diabetes and Celiac Disease continue to climb. For anyone diagnosed with both of these conditions or who lives in a household where both are concerns, grocery shopping may feel like a downright daunting task.

Use this Aisle Guide to help you find nutritious options that are both diabetic-friendly and gluten-free.

PRODUCE: All fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free. But be cautious of the risk of cross contamination with pre-cut fruits and vegetables. When it comes to vegetables, fill up on non-starchy vegetables, which are high in fiber and lower in carbohydrates.  Keep in mind that starchy vegetables although they are
nutritious and gluten-free (potatoes, corn, peas and winter squash), all types of fruit need to be counted as carbohydrates on a diabetic diet.

MEAT/SEAFOOD: Plain, raw meats and seafood are all naturally gluten-free. Avoid pre-seasoned and prepared options such as crabmeat, stuffed flounder or breaded chicken, as these may use gluten-containing ingredients. Skinless poultry, extra-lean ground meat, pork tenderloin, salmon and cod are all lean, carbohydrate-free choices, making them excellent choices for both a diabetic and gluten-free diet.


EGGS/DAIRY: Eggs, egg whites, 1% no-salt-added cottage cheese, and the occasional reduced-fat cheese are all nutritious, low-carbohydrate and gluten-free options. Though still nutritious and gluten-free, items like plain yogurt (Greek-style or regular) and low-fat milk do contain carbohydrates and need to be counted on a diabetic diet. Many dairy-free milk alternatives such as Blue Diamond Almond Breeze and 8th Generation Soy Milk are also gluten-free. Be sure to choose the unsweetened varieties to keep the carbohydrate count low.


FROZEN: ShopRite has a lot of frozen gluten-free options, but when you’re also shopping for diabetic friendly foods, don’t forget to keep the carbohydrate content in mind. Some better-for-you options include: Three Bakers Whole Grain White Bread and Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles; Applegate Farms turkey burgers and Franklin Farms veggie burgers; Seapoint Edamame; Ruby Rocket’s fruit and veggie popsicles. Don’t overlook the naturally gluten-free frozen fruits and vegetables either! Simply choose ones without added sauces, syrups or seasonings.


GRAINS & STARCHES: Look for naturally gluten-free, high fiber grains like wild rice, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, teff, kasha and certified gluten-free oats. When only pasta will do, opt for whole grain or try Explore Asian’s fiber-packed line of bean pasta. Black bean is our favorite!


  • Smart Snacking: Beanitos chips, Wonderful brand nuts, Sabra hummus
  • On-the-Go: Larabars, Kind Bars
  • Sweet Treats: Endangered Species Chocolate, Lundberg Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes

When in doubt, use ShopRite’s convenient shelf tag program to identify gluten-free, heart-healthy, and no-sugar-added products throughout the store or ask one of ShopRite’s many in-store dietitians for help finding the right products for you and your family.

Follow these tips for eating healthy …

GlucernaSometimes you may find it difficult to stick to your meal plan. Here are some basic tips to help you fit healthy eating into your busy lifestyle and manage your weight:

  • Use sugar substitutes instead of regular table sugar
  • Drink diet soda instead of regular soda
  • Watch for added sugar in juice and powdered drinks
  • Eat a piece of fruit as a tasty and sweet alternative to cookies, candy, and cakes
  • Choose low-fat dairy and meat products
  • Stop eating when you feel satisfied, not after you’re stuffed
  • Include portion-controlled foods, such as Glucerna®, Glucerna Advance™, or Hunger Smart®shakes or delicious Glucerna Nutrition Bars in your meal plan

Glucerna®products are specially designed for patients with diabetes Unlike some products that are just low in sugar and carbohydrates, Glucerna products were developed by a dedicated team of dietitians and researchers to meet the specific health and nutritional needs of patients with diabetes. Glucerna products have CarbSteady®, unique blends of carbohydrates, including slowly digestible carbohydrates, to help minimize blood glucose response.

*Use Glucerna products under medical supervision as part of a diabetes management plan.


Top 5 Foods for a Healthy Heart


 Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, but there are steps you can take to help prevent it.  On important step is to eat a healthy diet. Here are some of our favorite “heart healthy” foods that can easily be added to your daily meals!avocado

 1.       Avocado

This fruit is an excellent source of “good fats” also known as “monounsaturated fats.”  And according to the American Heart Association, when monounsaturated fats are eaten in moderation and used in place of saturated or trans fats (bad fats) they can have a beneficial effect by helping to reduce cholesterol levels in your blood. Avocados also contain nearly 20 essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients like fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and lutein.  Try these:

  • Puree avocado to make a dip for vegetables or whole-grain chips
  • Slice or dice avocado and toss into a mixed green salad or add to a sandwich

2.       Berries

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries are not only delicious; they’re also loaded with antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been associated with promoting heart health.  Berries can be eaten fresh, frozen or even dried.  Try these:

  • Add frozen berries to a smoothie for a nutrient boost
    • Toss fresh or dried berries into a mixed green or grain-based salad

3.       Kale

Kale is often coined a “super food” because of its high nutrient content.  Kale contains essential nutrients like calcium and is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K.  It also contains potassium, iron, phosphorus and manganese.  Plus kale is a good source of fiber and has been associated with helping to lower blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.¹ 

  • Try kale in a hearty soup made with fresh vegetables and diced potatoes
  • Sauté kale in olive oil with garlic and sundried tomatoes for a side dish idea

4.       Almonds and Walnuts

Packed with nutrition, nuts contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats and other important nutrients like vitamin E and fiber and protein.

  • Add chopped nuts to stir-fry or sprinkle on casseroles
  • Top morning cereal or low-fat yogurt with sliced nuts

5.       Salmon

Fresh, frozen or canned — salmon is an excellent source of protein and heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.  Enjoy this delicious fish baked, broiled, grilled, poached or sautéed.

  • Use canned salmon to make fish cakes or burgers for the grill
  • Grill salmon and toss with whole-grain pasta, sundried tomatoes and fresh spinach

 And just because they didn’t make our top 5 list, doesn’t mean there aren’t other great choices. Other heart-healthy foods we love are oatmeal, flax, beans, soy, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. Actually, most fruits and vegetables, especially dark green and orange varieties, are hearth healthy.  Add these items to your cart and we promise your heart will thank you.  For more heart health information, visit us online at



Facts about Gluten-Free Eating

What Is Gluten?1st

Gluten is a protein naturally found in certain grains such as wheat, barley, rye and some oats. Foods that are made with these grains also contain gluten – that includes foods like bagels, breads, cakes, cereals, cookies, crackers, pasta, pizza, and more.

Who Should Avoid Gluten?

About three million Americans suffer from a serious medical condition called celiac disease. For someone with this disease, eating gluten-containing foods causes damage to the lining of the small intestine (where foods go after they have been eaten and digested). This damage makes it very difficult for the body to absorb nutrients from foods. Over time this damage can lead to malnourishment and possibly other complications. While there is no cure for celiac disease, the good news is that eating gluten free is the best way to prevent further damage to the small intestine. Gluten may also be avoided by those who are sensitive to it or make a personal choice to avoid it. If you think you have celiac disease, be sure to get tested before starting a gluten free diet.

Health Gluten-Free Eating

Many foods are generally free of gluten, unless it was added in processing. People who follow a gluten-free diet can enjoy a variety of foods, including:

• Plain beef, pork and lamb
• Rice, Wild Rice
• Plain fish and shellfish
• Quinoa
• Plain chicken and turkey
• Lentils
• Plain fruits
• Corn
• Plain vegetables
• Potatoes
• Plain beans
• Soy
• Eggs
• Nuts and seeds
• Milk
• Flaxfoods


Knowing What To Look For: Reading LabelsSide

The best way to know if a product is gluten free is to read the ingredients label. To determine if a product contains gluten, there are four key grains to look for:

• Wheat
• Barley
• Rye
• Oats

In addition to these grains, look for these two ingredients:

• Malt
• Brewer’s Yeast

Looking for these grains and ingredients will help you identify products that contain gluten. You need to check labels often. Ingredients can change over time, so checking the ingredients label every time is the most accurate way to identify what is in a food or beverage product. After you have read the label and determined that the product does not contain these obvious sources of gluten, you may always contact the manufacturer to confirm.

Frequently Overlooked Foods That May Contain Gluten

• Broth
• Imitation seafood
• Soy sauce
• Candy
• Marinades
• Thickeners
• Coating mixes
• Processed meats
• Vegetarian meat
• Croutons
• Sauces and gravies substitutes
• Imitation bacon
• Seasoning