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South Carolina Dairy News

Diet Disasters on LowCountry Live

3/20/2019 (Charleston, Sc) – South Carolina dairy advocate, Mia Syn, appeared on LowCountry Live ABC News 4 in Charleston, to talk about how to avoid diet disasters. She addressed common mistakes individuals make when trying to eat healthy and lose weight- including eliminating food groups like dairy, filling up on empty calorie drinks and skipping meals. Syn highlighted real dairy’s nutrient package including calcium, vitamin D and protein. She also showed viewers how to easily include dairy in their daily diets. Viewers were directed to The Dairy Alliance’s website to learn more about dairy nutrition and find healthy dairy recipes.

Leavelle McCampbell Middle School Celebrates American Heart Month with Dairy

2/26/2019 (Graniteville, Sc) – Leavelle McCampbell Middle School in Graniteville celebrated “Wear Red Day” for American Heart Month. Leavelle McCampbell Middle School recently received a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant that provided equipment to make smoothies the physical education classes. For “Wear Red Day,” The Dairy Alliance served students samples of a new strawberry smoothie recipe and talked about including dairy in a heart-healthy diet. Over 600 students received a smoothie sample, a take-home recipe card, and a dairy promotional item. To end the celebration, students participated in a walk-a-thon using the pedometer and cones purchased from the grant. Students also learned about the importance of walking or exercising daily.

Southeast American College of Sports Medicine

2/20/2019 (Greenville, Sc) – The Southeast American College of Sports Medicine meeting held in Greenville, South Carolina brought together over 1200 professionals and students that work and study in the field of sports medicine and exercise science. The Dairy Alliance sponsored this year’s guest speaker Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSSD, who presented on “From Young Athletes to the Elderly; Protein Needs throughout the Lifespan.” Spano reviewed the benefits of animal protein versus plant protein and explained why dairy is an essential part of an athlete’s diet. She also spoke to students at a mentoring breakfast discussing her career path and providing tips to the students for finding theirs. Additionally, The Dairy Alliance staff exhibited during the meeting with material on dairy versus alternatives, whey protein, lactose intolerance and dairy for athletes. Attendees took home dairy education material and dairy promotional items.

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