Schools are an ideal place for youth to learn about and practice good nutrition. National Dairy Council and Western Dairy Association offer evidence-based nutrition information and education materials.
- Classroom and teacher-tested materials
- Award-winning nutrition education materials
- Dairy nutrition lessons
- Nutrition education materials based on USDA’s MyPyramid.
For School Nutrition Professionals:
- Flavored milk
- Information about Fuel Up to Play 60
- Highlights of school breakfast programs
- Cold milk information
Other resources for classroom and school nutrition services, including menu marketing ideas to increase meal participation, are available at FuelUptoPlay60.com
Colorado Students Face a Calcium Shortage.
Colorado students receive 30% fewer milks in school than the national average. Read the study.
The Importance of Nutrient-Rich Foods in Planning Nutritious Meals for Children
This joint editorial supported by seven leading health and nutrition organizations emphasizes that educating the public, parents and children on how to choose nutrient-rich foods is a positive approach which considers the total nutrient package of a food or beverage and teaches them how to build and enjoy a healthier diet by getting the most nutrition for their calories.
Resource Available on Dairy’s Role in Child Nutrition.
A new white paper provides a summary of the child nutrition environment and the most current research and insights on dairy’s role in child nutrition, including in government-funded feeding programs.
Report Showing Students Drinking More Low-Fat, Fat-Free Milk
According to a recent report by ENVIRON, now more than ever students are choosing low-fat or fat-free milk at school – approximately three-quarters of students are enjoying these nutrient-rich offerings! Read the joint statement regarding the report from National Dairy Council and the School Nutrition Association. Get all resources here.