This week, 271 school nurses with access to 122,000 students from across our region participated in a webinar sponsored by ADA North East in collaboration with the Maryland Association of School Health Nurses.
ADA North East health professional spokesperson Angie Dye, MS, RDN, CSSD, presented “COVID-19 and Intuitive Eating: A Non-Dieting Approach to Sheltering in Place.” Participants learned about the important role dairy plays in the diet and our available resources as related to intuitive eating - the eating style that promotes a healthy attitude toward food and body image, encouraging to eating when hungry and stopping when full.
Pre- and post- webinar surveys showed increases in participants’ positive view of dairy foods; recommendations of three servings or more of dairy per day; and awareness of ADA North East website resources. The recorded webinar is available for future viewing.
ADA North East will also be a sponsor of the Maryland Association of School Health Nurses in-person annual meeting later in the year.
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.