Dairy farmer Karen Davenport with Courtney Dearnley, Marketing Manager for Hudson Valley Fresh and farm hand on Karen’s farm.
ADA North East participated in the “Healthy Choices for Children” conference that taught New York City school nurses about the Learning Connection – Healthy Eating + Physical Activity = Academic Success. Our staff encouraged the school nurses to engage parents and teachers to promote ADA North East Dairy Optimization programs like Breakfast After the Bell and Fuel Up to Play 60 that highlight dairy’s important role in the diet.
Dairy farmer and retired agricultural education teacher Karen Davenport from Ancramdale, New York, spoke to the group.
“I’m proud to support the partnerships between the American Dairy Association and our schools to provide resources and programs that have true, meaningful impacts on students’ academic success, good health and well-being.”
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 nearly 11,000 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.