Nutritionists Learn Importance of Dairy

Author: Administrator | November 15, 2019

ADA North East exhibited at two nutrition conferences -- the New York School Nutrition Association Conference in Niagara Falls and the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Philadelphia – to showcase our dairy programs with yogurt, cheese and Breakfast After the Bell.

Dairy farmer Beth White of Gasport View Dairy in Gasport, New York, joined ADA North East at the New York conference where school nutrition directors – the menu decision-makers – saw and sampled the 2020 school meal trends that include breakfast menu options with yogurt smoothies and parfaits. Hosting a dairy farmer at the event helps make the farm-to-school connection.

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Dairy farmer and National Dairy Council Chair Audrey Donohoe from Clayville, New York, attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts.

Audrey joined ADA North East registered dietitians to share dairy nutrition messages with the 10,000 attendees. We also assisted NDC with a tour to DMI chair and Pennsylvania dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey’s farm in Cochranville. ADA North East also hosted sessions from visual merchandising, to debuting new dairy centric recipes prepared by NDC ambassador Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN. We also hosted a lunch and learn session geared towards increasing student participation.

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.