ADA North East’s health professionals team adjusted hosting its spring educational series in-person to online meetings due to the COVID-19 quarantine. As a result, more participants attended to hear positive dairy messages related to nutrition than in previous years.
#FakeNews: Dispelling Food and Nutrition Myths
Nearly 350 participants from the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics participated in a webinar with ADA North East spokesperson and National Dairy Council Ambassador Leslie Bonci, MPH, RND, CSSD, called “#FakeNews: Dispelling Food and Nutrition Myths.” She discussed the many health benefits of milk and provided a comparison with dairy alternatives. A post-evaluation showed that 82 percent of participants would recommend three servings of dairy to their nutrition clients compared to only 49 percent before hearing the presentation.
Childhood Hunger: A School Nurse’s Direct Response to COVID-19
More than 700 participants from the New Jersey State School Nurses Association logged on to hear “Childhood Hunger: A School Nurse’s Direct Response to COVID-19,” presented by Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND. The potential reach of the information related to food insecurity and overall health in schools is 16 million students and 300,000 parents.
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.