Debunking Milk Myths: Farm Gate To My Plate Advocate Training
6/12/2018 (Monroe, S.C.) – Changing hearts and minds about animal agriculture was the goal of Debunking Milk Myths: From the Farm Gate to MyPlate, the latest advocate training held in Monroe, North Carolina. On June 12th, Tammy Welsh and Lucie Kramer are dietitians who work with SC schools, toured White Rock Farms, where dairy farmer, Roddy Purser, guided participants through his dairy farm operation. Purse fielded questions about milking, cow comfort, calf care, sustainability, nutrition and milk safety. “It means a lot for these influencers to take the time to come out and see where their food comes from,” Purse, a first generation dairy farmer said. This type of transparency is necessary to change attitudes and beliefs concerning animal agriculture and dairy farming” stated Mickela Mitchell, Manager of Health and Wellness and Carolina Panthers Relations. As we plan for the future we must take more influencers out to dairy farms to appreciate all the work that goes into a glass of milk.”
South Carolina WIC includes chocolate milk in packages
10/18-19/2017 (Hilton Head, S.C.) – Beginning October 1, the 100,000 participants in the state’s Women, Infants, and Children program will be able to choose low-fat or skim chocolate milk as part of their food assistance package. Registered Dietitians and nutritionists who work in WIC were trained on the new food package options and the nutritional value of chocolate milk. In addition to printed materials and presentation slides, The Dairy Alliance and the Hilton Head WIC office sponsored a ‘hot chocolate break’ where attendees helped themselves to piping-hot chocolate milk with gourmet toppings and flavors to celebrate chocolate milk as a choice for clients.
South Carolina State Fair Culinary Event
10/13/2017 (Columbia, S.C.) – Chef Keith Campbell of Raid My Pantry helped Southe Carolina State Fair-goers enjoy dairy protein to power through their day. Attendees were delighted to sample The Dairy Alliance’s own recipes for Cheddar Sriracha Dip, High Protein Granola Bites, and milk and yogurt-based smoothies. Staff member and registered dietitian Mickela Mitchell was on hand to answer questions and encourage participants to try the recipes at home.
Farmville Event at EdVenture Museum
10/7/2017 (Columbia, S.C.) – SUDIA staff members Jill Gobin and Elizabeth Moretz hosted a “Farmville” event at the EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia. SUDIA set up a booth with information on milk, as well as giveaway items. Borden Dairy provided visitors with free milk.
World School Milk Day at Forestbrook Elementary
9/26-27/2017 (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) – SUDIA staff member Jill Gobin attended WSMD at Forestbrook ES in Horry County. Pre-K and kindergarten classes made cow hats to wear on the day of the event in art class and school Staff and students wore cow attire. Milk mustaches were handed out as well as cow print pencils and prizes for students that found the hidden mustaches at their tables. The school sent dairy fact bookmarks, coloring books, and other materials home with students. Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Hometown Grant Celebration in Cherokee County
9/19/2017 (Gaffney, S.C.) – Cherokee County Schools received $10,000 to continue their great work on healthy eating and physical activity programs via Fuel Up To Play 60. Students from Mary Bramlett Elementary School traveled to Gaffney High School where they were treated to an epic field day by the Carolina Panthers, featuring players Shaq Thompson and Damiere Byrd. Also in attendance were Panthers mascot and cheerleaders, Sir Purr and the Top Cats, Gaffney High’s Fuel Up To Play 60 club and varsity football team. James Anderson of Greyrock Farms and representatives from PET Dairy were on hand to refresh kids with delicious TruMoo chocolate milk. Fuel Up To Play 60 Program Advisor Christina Cody and Student Leader Tyler Norris were interviewed by multiple television stations about the work they do in Cherokee County. The funds will be used to increase access to dairy and other healthy foods in select schools.
FUTP 60 presentation for professional development at Richland One
8/16/2017 (Columbia, S.C.) – SUDIA staff member Jill Gobin conducted a Fuel Up to Play 60 presentation for physical education (PE) teacher in Richland County School District One. As physical education teachers prepare for a new school year, the Fuel Up to Play 60 training provides teachers with extra tools to get their students moving more and eating healthier.
Three Florence students become ambassadors for national wellness program
8/14/2017 (Florence, S.C. – Courtsey WPDE) – Three Florence School District One (FSD1) students spent time in Minneapolis, Minn., for the National Fuel Up to Play 60 Summit. RJ Mack, Laura Katherine Head and Autumn Perkins represented Southside Middle School at the nation’s largest in-school, health and wellness program called Fuel Up to Play 60. Full Story
Boilings Springs Intermediate assists at Panthers Training Camp
7/26/2017 (Spartansburg, S.C.) – The Boiling Springs Intermediate School Fuel Up to Play 60 team handed out TruMoo chocolate milk and led physical activities and nutrition education at the SUDIA tent during the Carolina Panthers Training Camp kickoff event at Wofford College in Spartanburg. Youth leading other youth to get active and make healthy food choices (that include low-fat dairy and other wholesome foods) is what Fuel Up To Play 60 is all about. SUDIA was fortunate to have so many talented and motivated youth in South Carolina to help us get the word out.
SUDIA and GENYOUth South Carolina Impact Report 2017
7/26/2017 – GENYOUth and its related dairy-funded programs (Fuel Up to Play 60, NFL FLAG and AdVenture Capital) have been working hard with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) to promote healthy eating and physical activity in South Carolina schools. In their latest impact report, SUDIA and GENYOUth demonstrate how dairy dollars go to work for the children of South Carolina.
Southeast states represented at Fuel Up to Play 60 student summit
7/24-27/2017 – SUDIA Board of Directors Glen Easter (center left) and SUDIA School Health and Wellness Director Molly Szymanski (center right) pose with southeast Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors and program advisors during the annual Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit. The summit, which took place late July in Minneapolis, Minn., brings together student leaders and educators from Fuel Up to Play 60 program across the country to connect and participate in leadership activities and skill-building exercises. Health and wellness experts, corporate leaders, NFL players and many others helped students and educators learn sustainable skills to improve the health and wellness environments of their schools.
Fuel Up to Play 60 spotlighted at HYPE Project Youth Summit
7/15/2017 (Orangeburg, S.C.) – Schools are still out for summer, but Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) students are making waves across the state. Fuel Up to Play 60 Youth Council member and rising Gaffney High School junior Tyler Norris and his program advisor Christina Cody traveled to Orangeburg, SC to present at the HYPE (Healthy Young People Empowered) Project Youth Summit at South Carolina State University. The team presented information about Fuel Up To Play 60 and its various programs to address food insecurity, malnutrition, and inactivity among students. Southeast Dairy sponsored yogurt parfait breakfasts for 120 attendees and educated youth teams on how to get Fuel Up to Play 60 programs going in their schools.