What inspired U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist English Gardner to become a track and field runner? What’s it like on the podium receiving a medal? What’s Gardner’s favorite dairy product? How did she handle her lactose intolerance?
New York State Dairy Princess Shelby Benjamin, First Alternate Holly Niefergold and Second Alternate Elizabeth Hyman had an opportunity to virtually meet and chat with the U.S. Olympian.
Gardner dished with them on her obsession with dairy, the importance of having the right mindset in life and more! The Dairy Princesses chronicled their interviews with Gardner in the following blogs:
“Obsession” with Milk Pays Off for U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
Gardner’s lactose intolerance didn’t deter her from her love of dairy and nearly life-long, self-proclaimed obsession with milk. Dairy is still part of her daily diet. How’s she doing it?
Q & A with U.S. Olympian English Gardner Gives Glimpse into Her Life
Ania Stilwell is a digital marketing specialist with American Dairy Association North East. Her blogs focus on farm life, animal care, and sustainability. Prior to joining the dairy industry in 2013, Stilwell served 17 years in communications, mostly as a broadcast news producer at the ABC-affiliate television station in Syracuse, New York, and managed communication, marketing and public relations at not-for-profit organizations in the Finger Lakes and Central New York regions, including a local food bank. She lives in New York with her husband.