Dairy farmer Lolly Lesher (right) and ADA North East Senior Vice President of Youth Programs Andrea Thompson recognize Dr. Khalid Mumin from Reading School District as 2021 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year.

Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Board member Lolly Lesher from Way-Har Farm, Bernville, Pa., joined ADA North East to celebrate dairy advocate Dr. Khalid Mumin, Reading School District Superintendent, who was named 2021 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year.

“Superintendents like Dr. Mumin are key strategic partners for dairy farmers because they are decision makers for alternative meal service options like Breakfast After the Bell, which increase dairy sales and consumption. I congratulate Dr. Mumin and appreciate his dedication to healthy eating and recognizing how important it is to get nutritious dairy products to students.” – Lolly Lesher

Dr. Mumin and Reading School District have been strong partners in ADA North East school nutrition programs for many years. The district received insulated bags to support its Breakfast After the Bell efforts; participated in our cheese program to encourage the use of cheese in menu items; and conducted our “Strive for 35” cold milk program to keep milk cold so students will choose it in the lunch line.

The district also participates in Fuel Up to Play 60, the in-school health and wellness campaign with National Dairy Council and the National Football League to encourage kids to eat healthy with dairy and to get 60 minutes of exercise a day.

ADA North East facilitated a video with Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop to congratulate Dr. Mumin.

Dr. Mumin received the recognition from the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators.

Dairy advocate and Reading School District Superintendent Dr. Khalid Mumin (right) receives a proclamation from Representative Manuel Guzman (left) for being named 2021 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year.