Do you want to participate in #GivingTuesday, but don’t know where to give? The American Dairy Association North East supports student health, wellness and activity through a number of programs. Here are a few that you can support on this Tuesday of Giving:
Dairy Council Health Foundation
Dairy Council Health Foundation is an active part of our community in helping to reduce the troubling trend of U.S. childhood obesity. Overweight children are at high risk of remaining overweight adults, and are more likely to develop other health problems that lead to heart attack, stroke and cancer.
Nutrition and exercise play a major role in reversing this trend. The Dairy Council Health Foundation supports programs that shares conscientious nutrition, health and fitness with families.
Fill a Glass with Hope™
Help get milk in the homes of Pennsylvania families in need! Fill a Glass with Hope™ is a partnership formed among Feeding Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, The American Dairy Association North East, the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, agriculture partners, and business leaders that provides fresh milk to Pennsylvania families in need through Feeding Pennsylvania’s network of food banks.
More than 2.3 million servings of fresh milk were distributed in 2016!
Great American Milk Drive
Nutritious milk helps provide children with the fuel they need to achieve their full potential. The Great American Milk Drive helps provide nutrient-rich milk to kids and families in your community who struggle with food insecurity. Milk, one of the top requested foods at local food banks, is a nutrient powerhouse – providing 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per serving.
It’s also the top food source of three of the nutrients most likely to be missing from kids’ diets: calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
Your online donation of as little as $5 will deliver milk to the Feeding America food bank that serves your local community when you enter your ZIP code.
American Dairy Association North East is one of 19 state and regional promotion organizations working under the umbrella of the United Dairy Industry Association. It is the local affiliate of the National Dairy Council®, which has been conducting nutrition education and nutrition research programs since 1915. For more information, visit www.americandairy.com.
Created in partnership by the National Football League and National Dairy Council, which was founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation’s largest in-school wellness program and creates real transformational change in more than 73,000 schools. Learn more at www.FuelUpToPlay60.com.