Teach KY Ag at Glasgow-Barren Boys and Girls Club
7/28/2017 (Glasgow, Ky.) – SUDIA staff member Alan Curtsinger joined Kentucky Agriculture & Environment in the Classroom, Inc. at the Glasgow-Barren County Boys and Girls Club to educate youth about the important role agriculture plays in their everyday lives. Students rotated through educational sessions with several commodity groups represented. SUDIA spoke to students about the path milk takes from farm to table, the role dairy plays in a healthy diet and interesting dairy farm facts.
Southeast states represented at Fuel Up to Play 60 student summit
July 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky schools. In their latest impact report, SUDIA and GENYOUth demonstrate how dairy dollars go to work for the children of Kentucky.
Paducah Public Schools Summer Nutrition Tour
7/25/2017 (Paducah, Ky.) – SUDIA had a chance to help transport summer meals directly to students in need. On July 25, SUDIA staff member Alan Curtsinger met with Paducah Public Schools (PPS) food service staff to deliver summer meals along two mobile routes, utilizing summer nutrition food storage coolers provided by SUDIA. Each stop along the routes were advertised using SUDIA Summer Nutrition yard signs and banners. Milk was a component of every meal served to those 18 and under. PPS Food Service Director Lynsi Barnill and her mobile program served more 20,000 meals in June alone. Plans were also discussed on how to utilize Paducah native and Fuel Up to Play 60 MVP George Wilson to build strong FUTP 60 programs in Paduach-area schools during the 2017-18 school year.
Photo: SUDIA staff member Alan Curtsinger (center) with PPS staff.
YMCA meets Fuel Up to Play 60
7/24/2017 (Shepherdsville, Ky.) – SUDIA staff member Alan Curtsinger spoke to YMCA campers at Roby Elementary about the importance of fueling up with dairy and being active for at least 60 minutes a day. Campers’ health and fitness knowledge was tested by taking a GoNoodle online physical activity challenge. The presentation ended with a smoothie sampling and students were encouraged to share their new smoothie recipe at home.
Ag. Commissioner Quarles shares dairy know-how with students
7/19/2017 (Fort Knox, Ky.) – SUDIA staff joined Kentucky Agriculture & Environment in the Classroom, Inc. partners at the Fort Knox Boys and Girls Club to educate youth about the important role agriculture plays in their everyday lives. Students were treated with a visit to the Mobile Science Activity Center along with a visit by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. Commissioner Quarles demonstrated how to properly milk a cow and shared his vast dairy knowledge with students. SUDIA staff member Alan Curtsinger spoke to students about how milk gets from farm to table, the role dairy plays in a healthy diet, and concluded each session with Kentucky dairy farm trivia questions.
Photo: Kentucky Ag. Commissioner Ryan Quarles (right) shows students at the Fort Knox Boys and Girls Club how to properly milk a cow.
Diocese of Owensboro Food Service Training
7/5/2017 (Maple Mount, Ky.) – SUDIA staff member Alan Curtsinger presented SUDIA programs to staff from the 14 Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro schools at the Mt. Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. Staff members learned how to implement a successful self-serve parfait bar and were treated to a sample parfait bar to reinforce the visual appeal of this nutritious, delicious breakfast and lunch menu option. SUDIA also facilitated “Strive for 35˚” training (showing food service staff how to keep milk at an optimal 35˚F), provided SUDIA support materials and taught staff how to make ice cream in a bag as an educational activity for National Ice Cream month.
Photo: Diocese of Owensboro Schools staff try a sample parfait bar during a food service training hosted by SUDIA.
Dairy in the media
4/21/2017 (Bowling Green, Ky.) – SUDIA staff Jenny Beth Kroplin appeared on WBKO-TV News Midday Live in Bowling Green, Ky. to discuss the role of dairy in seasonal allergy relief. She highlighted probiotics in kefir and Greek yogurt and the vitamin D in yogurt, milk and cheese and featured an Indian spice dip made with Greek yogurt. Click here to see the segment.
Photo: Jenny Beth Kroplin (left) and WBKO-TV Midday Live host Laura Rogers discuss the role of dairy in seasonal allergy relief.
Ben Johnson Elementary FUTP 60 team promotes dairy to students
4/12/2017 (Lexington, Ky.) – The Ben Johnson Elementary School Fuel Up to Play 60 team led by program advisor D.J. Riggs won “Best in Group” at the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program State Championship in Lexington, Ky. The team shared how they are encouraging others to fuel up with dairy and other healthy foods, while getting at least 60 minutes of activity each day. Nearly 8,000 K-12 students and 1,800 adults, representing 499 schools from 49 districts, participated in the competition.
Photo: The Ben Johnson Elementary School Fuel Up to Play 60 team and advisor D.J. Riggs promote dairy at the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program State Championship.