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Breakfast in the Classroom

1/28/2019 (Columbia, Sc.) – In an effort to increase student participation in school breakfast, White Knoll Elementary started a Breakfast in the Classroom program. To ensure milk made it to the classrooms nice and cold, The Dairy Alliance provided insulated cooler bags to transport milk. All the students and parents of White Knoll Elementary were excited to have this new breakfast option available at school. White Knoll saw a 48 percent increase in breakfast participation and used 238,440 more cartons of milk in the first year of the program. This equals an extra 128,161 pounds of milk being consumed!

2018 National School Lunch Week Awards

12/3/2018 (Columbia, Sc.) – The 2018 National School Lunch Week contest winners in South Carolina were announced on December 3. The contest measured the increase in school meal participation and milk consumption at participating schools throughout the month of October. Schools with the greatest increases won prizes to improve their school meal programs. This past October, Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington County District One took home first place for their 35 percent increase in breakfast participation and 10.5 percent milk consumption increase. Oak Grove Elementary won a hallway breakfast cart to continue school breakfast participation. Second place was awarded to Irmo High School in Lexington-Richland County School District Five for their 30 percent breakfast participation increase and 11.3 percent milk consumption increase. Irmo High School received an immersion blender to use for smoothies on the school menus.

Carolina Panthers Dairy Appreciation Game

11/4/2018 (Charlotte, N.C.) – Dairy families from both Carolinas and Virginia made their way to Bank of America stadium to be our honored guests at the 2018 Dairy Appreciation Carolina Panthers game. Virginia’s Fuel Up To Play 60 Student Ambassador, Nicholas Liberatore, led pre-game physical activity and nutrition challenges at the farmer sponsored Fuel Up To Play 60 Combine in Bearden Park. PET Dairy was on hand with free TruMoo milk for park goers. As farm families enjoyed a tailgate luncheon they heard from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sports registered dietitians, trained as dairy advocates in 2018. Our new advocates expressed their appreciation for our farm families and how valuable the dairy trainings have been when promoting healthy nutrition to 10,000 student-athletes that call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools home.

Southside Middle Celebrates National School Lunch Week

10/17/2018 (Florence, Sc.) – Southside Middle School in Florence, South Carolina celebrated National School Lunch Week with a dairy day! Student and teachers dressed up like dairy cows to celebrate. Students were encouraged to choose milk at lunch where they learned about milk nutrition and healthy eating habits. The goal was to increase dairy consumption during the month of October. Over 850 students and teachers participated in the festivities!

South Carolina Fair Luncheon

10/12/2018 (Columbia, Sc.) – The Dairy Alliance hosted a luncheon for dairy farmers at the South Carolina State Fair. During lunch, over 150 attendees saw an informational video of results and highlights from The Dairy Alliance programs. The farmers enjoyed dairy promotional items and door prizes during their meal. The Dairy Alliance Board President and South Carolina dairy farmer, Glen Easter, spoke to the group about how their checkoff dollars are working. Dairy farmers were able to ask questions and express concerns about checkoff value. This luncheon was one of ten meetings across the Southeast to inform farmers about the importance of checkoff.

South Carolina Board Members
South Carolina Farmer Relations Manager

Elizabeth Moretz

(828) 263-4682

emoretz@thedairyalliance.com

Breakfast in the Classroom

1/28/2019 (Columbia, Sc.) – In an effort to increase student participation in school breakfast, White Knoll Elementary started a Breakfast in the Classroom program. To ensure milk made it to the classrooms nice and cold, The Dairy Alliance provided insulated cooler bags to transport milk. All the students and parents of White Knoll Elementary were excited to have this new breakfast option available at school. White Knoll saw a 48 percent increase in breakfast participation and used 238,440 more cartons of milk in the first year of the program. This equals an extra 128,161 pounds of milk being consumed!

2018 National School Lunch Week Awards

12/3/2018 (Columbia, Sc.) – The 2018 National School Lunch Week contest winners in South Carolina were announced on December 3. The contest measured the increase in school meal participation and milk consumption at participating schools throughout the month of October. Schools with the greatest increases won prizes to improve their school meal programs. This past October, Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington County District One took home first place for their 35 percent increase in breakfast participation and 10.5 percent milk consumption increase. Oak Grove Elementary won a hallway breakfast cart to continue school breakfast participation. Second place was awarded to Irmo High School in Lexington-Richland County School District Five for their 30 percent breakfast participation increase and 11.3 percent milk consumption increase. Irmo High School received an immersion blender to use for smoothies on the school menus.

Carolina Panthers Dairy Appreciation Game

11/4/2018 (Charlotte, N.C.) – Dairy families from both Carolinas and Virginia made their way to Bank of America stadium to be our honored guests at the 2018 Dairy Appreciation Carolina Panthers game. Virginia’s Fuel Up To Play 60 Student Ambassador, Nicholas Liberatore, led pre-game physical activity and nutrition challenges at the farmer sponsored Fuel Up To Play 60 Combine in Bearden Park. PET Dairy was on hand with free TruMoo milk for park goers. As farm families enjoyed a tailgate luncheon they heard from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sports registered dietitians, trained as dairy advocates in 2018. Our new advocates expressed their appreciation for our farm families and how valuable the dairy trainings have been when promoting healthy nutrition to 10,000 student-athletes that call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools home.

Southside Middle Celebrates National School Lunch Week

10/17/2018 (Florence, Sc.) – Southside Middle School in Florence, South Carolina celebrated National School Lunch Week with a dairy day! Student and teachers dressed up like dairy cows to celebrate. Students were encouraged to choose milk at lunch where they learned about milk nutrition and healthy eating habits. The goal was to increase dairy consumption during the month of October. Over 850 students and teachers participated in the festivities!

South Carolina Fair Luncheon

10/12/2018 (Columbia, Sc.) – The Dairy Alliance hosted a luncheon for dairy farmers at the South Carolina State Fair. During lunch, over 150 attendees saw an informational video of results and highlights from The Dairy Alliance programs. The farmers enjoyed dairy promotional items and door prizes during their meal. The Dairy Alliance Board President and South Carolina dairy farmer, Glen Easter, spoke to the group about how their checkoff dollars are working. Dairy farmers were able to ask questions and express concerns about checkoff value. This luncheon was one of ten meetings across the Southeast to inform farmers about the importance of checkoff.

South Carolina Board Members