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Health & Wellness Corner

The Health and Wellness Corner is a service of Dairy West. This site will provide informative articles, videos, and other news relating to the importance of nutrition and exercise in our daily lives.

Nutrition is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and we believe everyone should have access to free, credible nutrition education. Dairy is doctor recommended and is an established part of a healthy diet. Dairy West is a nutrition education organization serving Idaho and beyond. Our goal is to ensure educators, health professionals, scientists, and media have a credible body of nutrition knowledge to use for education and health recommendations.

  • Dairy West has ( 5 ) Registered Dietitians on staff to answer any and all health and wellness questions.


Dietitians from Dairy West are ready to answer your questions!  Please send your questions to Jaclyn St. John at  You will see your answer on this site either in writing or as a video. We welcome all questions and especially encourage them from the perspective of a student, parent, educator, school board member, etc.

  • Question: How do I know what to feed my student athlete?
    Answer from Dairy West: Click HERE
  • Question: What are the benefits of recess before lunch?
    Answer from Dairy West: Click HERE


This section will highlight some of the latest health and wellness information, tips, and ideas.

   By Morgan Garcia

It’s A New Year! Let’s Kick It Off Right!

With the New Year upon us, individual goals will vary from person to person. Some may plan to save money. Some will strive to lose weight and eat healthier. Others will try to be more active.  This month we will focus on some free and easy ways to accomplish those goals.

Try building a calendar of what meals you plan to eat during the week. A calendar helps save money when you follow through on what meals you have budgeted for.

Check out this great article from Jaclyn St. John at Dairy West.

Tips For Staying Active During Cold Months

By Jaclyn St. John

  • Looking for Ideas to Stay Active
  • Physical Activity Guideline Tips for Americans
  • Focus on Nutrient- Rich Foods

Read the article here!

Not only do we want our food to be delicious, but we also want it to be healthy.

Let’s make sure our kids are getting fun and satisfying snacks.

Check out these frozen yogurt blueberries.

How about some sweet potato waffles?

They are good fresh and even frozen to make for another day!

I just tried the below recipe with my son! He loved it! He loves spaghetti and really any kind of pasta.

For a healthy alternative to pasta and a way to cut out the extra carbs, try this Spaghetti Squash


  • Click HERE to read the full article from Jaclyn St. John with Dairy West.

For more information please contact:
Jaclyn St. John, MS, RDN, LD                                                                                  *Click HERE to learn
Health and Wellness Manager, Dairy West                                                          more about Dairy West.

  Jaclyn St. John

Dairy West is a  Diamond Business Partner of the Idaho School Boards Association.

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