With more than 200,000 Maryland students not partaking in school breakfast, the opportunity is great to provide milk, cheese and yogurt through the Breakfast After the Bell program. Offering dairy to start the day, fuels students with the energy they need for success, while also increasing sales to benefit dairy farmers.
ADA North East hosted a National School Breakfast Week media event in Annapolis, Md., last week to keep dairy top-of-mind with many of the state’s top school food decision makers. Dairy farmer Trisha Knight Boyce from Chapel’s Country Creamery in Easton, Md., helped participants make the connection between dairy foods and the dairy farmers who produce it.
“My family and I take great pride in producing a nutritious part of school meals -- the milk, chocolate milk, yogurt and cheese that students enjoy as part of their school meals each day. We have a long tradition of commitment to children’s well-being and look forward to continuing to see school breakfast programs grow and develop across the state of Maryland in the years to come.” – Trisha Knight Boyce
Photo caption: Dairy farmer Trisha Knight Boyce participates in a National School Breakfast Week event with school food influencers and dairy advocates. From left to right are: Dr. John Hodge, Vice President of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center; Qadry Ismail, former Baltimore Raven and Fuel Up to Play 60 partner; Trisha Knight Boyce; and Michael Wilson, Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.