Healthy Farming, Healthy You – Young Minds Inspired (YMI) Lesson Plans

Dairy farmers share much in common with the families who depend on them for fresh, wholesome dairy products. That’s what your students will discover with this free educational program from The Dairy Alliance, created in cooperation with the curriculum specialists at Young Minds Inspired (YMI).

These interactive standards-based lessons support the social studies, science, and health curriculum for grades 2-4, introducing students to the wide range of skills required on a dairy farm, showing them how dairy farmers help protect the environment, and reminding them (and their parents) that 2.5 to 3 cups of milk or another dairy food are essential for a balanced diet every day.

Students will also get to visit real dairy farms through a fun video whiteboard activity quiz. We hope that you will share this program with other teachers in your school. Although the materials are copyrighted, you may make as many copies as needed for educational purposes.