Matt Carr, dairy farmer from New Alexandria, Pa., spoke at the Pittsburgh Summit hosted by ADA North East for regional school nutritional directors, to help make the connection with the farmers who produce the milk served in their schools.

The summit provided marketing strategies to increase breakfast and lunch participation which directly correlates to milk and increasing dairy sales. School nutrition directors from 50 school districts that impact more than 200,000 students attended the event.

ADA North East staff showcased our dairy menu options and opportunities, and hosted former Pittsburgh Steeler and dairy advocate Charlie Batch who talked about the important role schools meals play in student success. Carr sells his farm’s milk to Turner Dairy which supplies milk to Pittsburgh schools.

“We’re proud to produce milk for Turner Dairy that goes into local schools. Students and nutrition directors like yourself can be confident that the milk and dairy products are fresh, wholesome and providing the best nutrition for our students,” said Carr.