Dairy in Your School

Fueling academic success with dairy

Schools are in a unique position to impact students’ food choices daily. School meal programs provide access to healthy and nutritious foods, such as non-fat and low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt have nine essential nutrients — including protein, calcium, potassium and vitamin D — to support growth, strong bones and muscles, healthy weight and heart health.

The Dairy Alliance works with schools and nutrition officials throughout the Southeast to promote dairy nutrition, enhance school menu options, address food insecurity, and promote physical activity. Studies show that well-nourished, physically active students do better at school and have fewer discipline problems. Here are some of the programs The Dairy Alliance provides.