Bone-gevity Campaign Summary and Media Round-Up

Southeast Dairy Association - Bone-gevity7/28/2017 – In May 2017, in conjunction with National Osteoporosis Month, SUDIA embarked on an ambitious new campaign, called “Bone-gevity,” to promote the link between milk consumption and bone longevity. This video includes media appearances that took place during the campaign, as well as a summary of the media impact.


Southeast states represented at Fuel Up to Play 60 student summit

Southeast Dairy Association - Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador SummitJuly 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.


SUDIA and GENYOUth Georgia Impact Report 2017

Southeast Dairy Association - GENYOUth

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 Georgia schools. In their latest impact report, SUDIA and GENYOUth demonstrate how dairy dollars go to work for the children of Georgia.

Dairy promoted at Falcons Play 60 Combine

5/5/2017 (Flowery Branch, Ga.) – SUDIA staffers Molly Szymanski and Sharon Rhodes joined representatives from the Cooper Institute and Georgia SHAPE at the Atlanta Falcons training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga. for the Falcons Play 60 Combine. More 300 students from across the state participated in the combine and got to learn more about dairy and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Borden Dairy donated chocolate milk and Chobani provided yogurt tubes for participants to enjoy during snack breaks and lunch. Falcons mascot Freddie Falcon ran the students through several physical activities like the ones the pros complete each year at their combine.

Photo: SUDIA’s Molly Szymanski (left) offers yogurt tubes to the students participating in the Falcons Play 60 Combine.

SUDIA partners with Georgia SHAPE to combat childhood obesity

5/2017 (Atlanta) – SUDIA was highlighted as the “May Partner of the Month” by Georgia SHAPE. The feature included the history and success of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in promoting dairy, healthy eating and physical activity in the fight against childhood obesity. Georgia SHAPE is the Governor’s statewide, multi-agency initiative that brings together partners to address childhood obesity in Georgia. Full Story

Dairy promoted to 500 school nutrition directors

4/21-4/24, 2017 (Jekyll Island, Ga.) – SUDIA staffers Alicia Page, Julie Wilkinson and Sharon Rhodes participated in the School Nutrition Association meeting at Jekyll Island, Ga. with an exhibit and a presentation called “From Farm to School: Meet the Milk Makers and Moove More Dairy into Your School Nutrition Program.” The presentation highlighted Georgia dairy farms and the role they play in the Georgia Grown movement. Several school districts shared some of their best practices in improving milk sales in their schools. Farm-to-school resources (including a poster of Freddie Falcon visiting a dairy farm) and nutrition information were shared at the exhibit.

Photo: (From left) Alicia Page, Sharon Rhodes, and Freddie Falcon share the benefits of dairy at the School Nutrition Association meeting in Jekyll Island, Ga.

Georgia dietitians and interns tour a dairy farm

4/24/2017 – Sixteen Georgia dietitians and Emory University dietetic interns visited Glo-Crest Dairy in Clermont, Ga. Dairy farmer Scott Glover led the farm tour and offered insights about dairy farming that dietitians can share with their peers and clients. Participants on the tour included the president of the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Jess Collett and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta staff.

Photo: Georgia dietitians and dietetic interns visit Glo-Crest Dairy in Clermont, Ga.