North Carolina

Fresh from the Farm to McDonald’s

Courtesy of The Caswell Messenger

8/10/2017 (Blanch, N.C.) – The next time you enjoy a tasty ice cream cone, frappe, milkshake or sundae from McDonald’s you may be happy to know that the fresh cream used to make the delectable treat quite possibly came from a local farm in Blanch, NC. Full Story




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

Dairy promoted to pediatricians in North Carolina

3/29/2017  (Wilmington, N.C.) – The American Dairy Association of North Carolina sponsored an exhibit at the North Carolina Pediatric Society spring forum in Wilmington, N.C. SUDIA Staff member Laura Buxenbaum spoke with 50 pediatricians and distributed information about dairy in children’s diets. She answered questions about lactose intolerance, milk alternatives and bone health to make sure physicians were armed with accurate information about milk and dairy.

Photo: A runner at the Fuel Up to Play 60 5K at Northern Guilford Middle School refuels with chocolate milk.




Dairy celebrated at Northern Guilford Middle School

3/28/2017 (Greensboro, N.C.) – Northern Guilford Middle School in Greensboro, N.C. celebrated dairy with their annual Fuel Up to Play 60 5K and Health and Fitness Carnival. Five hundred students and parents participated in the event which included free chocolate milk, a dairy booth sponsored by the American Dairy Association of North Carolina and a Fuel Up to Play 60 activity center. The Fuel Up to Play 60 club at Northern Guilford Middle School is very active, with students meeting twice a week and learn about the importance of dairy in a healthy lifestyle.


Milk consumption increases in Onslow County Schools

3/2017 (Jacksonville, N.C.) – Schools in Onslow County, N.C. participated in the Milk at Every Meal Challenge, which encourages students to choose milk at breakfast and lunch. The American Dairy Association of North Carolina provided schools across the district with promotional decorations and signs for the cafeteria and messages about dairy’s nutrients that were featured during the morning announcements. The county winner of the challenge was Jacksonville Commons Middle School which had a 50 percent increase in milk units (an increase of 1,736 pounds of milk) compared to March 2016.