Neil and Bill Peck of Welcome Stock Farm in Schuylerville, N.Y., recently hosted a virtual farm tour for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual meeting, themed “The Future of Dietetics and Dairy Farming: Where the Roads Cross.” Providing a transparent view of modern dairy farming with this group of nutrition experts and health professionals helps build confidence and trust in dairy that they will pass on to their clients and patients.
More than 80 registered dietitians tuned in to learn about three commonalities between dietetics and dairy farming: sustainability, research and technology. Neil Peck also participated in a live question and answer session with the participants after they viewed the tour. Dialogue included topics related to labor laws, milk alternatives and sustainability, among others.
“The virtual educational opportunity that American Dairy Association North East offered at the NYS Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting & Expo was incredible. The video tour of the New York dairy farm highlighted sustainable practices that helps me to further educate the public on what farmers are doing to protect the environment and provide consumers with delicious nutrient dense foods.” – Julie Raway, MPH, RDN, CDN, SNS, FAND, Registered Dietitian