National Medical Association Members Support Dairy, Address Food Insecurity Issues During COVID-19

Author: Administrator | July 17, 2020

National Medical Association Members Support Dairy, Address Food Insecurity Issues During COVID-19

Forty health care professionals from nine states tuned in for a webinar hosted by ADA North East for the National Medical Association. These opportunities place dairy front and center with physicians, pediatricians, and other medical professionals who share nutrition information and guidance with their clients and patients. 

Results of the conference showed that the participants who engage with nearly 15,000 clients or patients monthly support the health benefits of milk and dairy foods and most recommend at least three servings of dairy a day. Many also expressed interest in learning more about milk allergies and lactose intolerance, dairy nutrition myths, and the differences between milk and milk alternatives.

Speaker Clancy Harrison, registered dietitian, ambassador for National Dairy Council and spokesperson for ADA North East presented “Food Insecurity: A Physician’s Direct Response to COVID-19.” She discussed how health care professionals can help their clients and patients gain access to milk using ADA North East resources, and through the National School Breakfast Program, Summer Meals program and local food banks.

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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 or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.