To recognize National School Breakfast Week – March 2-6 - ADA North East is helping schools get more dairy included in school breakfasts through our Breakfast After the Bell program, which is proven to increase milk sales.
By year-end 2019, an additional 247,154 students participated in Breakfast After the Bell, which translated to 185,366 additional half-pints of milk served daily (or additional 99,634 pounds of milk per day).
ADA North East is hosting three breakfast events later this week in New York City to place new breakfast carts in schools to make more milk, yogurt and cheese available each day for students, which will help increase sales in schools. In Maryland, we are gathering state school decision-makers, legislators and anti-hunger advocates to showcase successful school breakfast programs and present opportunities to increase dairy use. Stay tuned for details in next week’s Checkoff Check-In!
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.