SUDIA exhibits at Tennessee pediatrics society meeting

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee10/7/2017 (Nashville, Tenn.) – SUDIA staff member and registered dietitian Jenny Beth Kroplin attended the Tennesse chapter American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP) meeting in Nashville on Oct. 7. SUDIA exhibited with a full display table with dairy and nutrition information, as well as dairy goodies for the doctors and medical professionals in attendance. SUDIA also sponsored the TNAAP breakfast, where yogurt was served along with fresh fruit and muffins. The SUDIA exhibit was well attended and many physicians took information about dairy and nutrition back to their practices.




Ryan Succop Fuels Up to Play 60 with SUDIA, Titans Hometown Grants Program

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee9/26/2017 (Smyrna, Tenn.) – Titans players encourage students at Smyrna Middle School to fuel up with healthy foods and be active 60 minutes a day. Full Story



MTSU Dairy Farm Creamery Tour

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee9/26/2017 (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) – SUDIA Nutrition Affairs Director Mary Martin Nordess and dairy advocate Lisa Sheehan-Smith recently joined Tennessee dietetic students to tour the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Dairy Farm. Everyone who attended to had a chance to tour MTSU’s 750 Farm Laboratory facility, including its state-of-the-art dairy and milk processing plant.



Titans Players Kick-off ‘Titans Tuesdays’ at Dupont Tyler Middle School with SUDIA

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee9/13/2017 (Nashville, Tenn.) – The Titans kicked off “Titans Tuesdays this week with their longtime partner, Southeast United Dairy Industry Association and visited students at Dupont Tyler Middle School. Full Story


‘Vines and Bovines’ wine and cheese tasting

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee9/12/2017 (Knoxville, Tenn.) – On Sep. 12, SUDIA, Empire Distributors, Inc. and “The Chop House” restaurant (9700 Kingston Pike, Knoxville) hosted “Vines & Bovines,” a chef’s table tasting event featuring cheese-centered menu items paired with specialty wines from around the world. This unique event featured five signature courses, each paired with wines carefully chosen by Empire sommeliers to highlight the flavors and nuances of featured cheeses. The event received robust pre-event publicity via cityviewmag.com, visitknoxville.com, Newstalk 98.7, SUDIA and The Chop House social media channels. Six lucky diners attended courtesy of an on-air contest with Knoxville radio celebrity, Hallerin Hill. Gift bags for guests included cheese-related kitchen supplies, cookbooks, tasting guides, and local farmstead cheese from Philadelphia, Tenn.’s Sweetwater Valley Farm.

Presentation to Dietetic Interns at Lipscomb University

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee9/1/2017 (Nashville, Tenn.) -SUDIA staff member Jenny Beth Kroplin presented at Lipscomb University to the Dietetic Interns on dairy nutrition, SUDIA, and the National Dairy Council. She provided students with dairy information along with a milk taste test.




News Channel 5 ‘Talk of the Town’: Mexican Cheese and Beef Bake

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee8/31/2017 (Nashville, Tenn.) -SUDIA staff member Jenny Beth Kroplin presented on News Channel 5 ‘Talk of the Town’ and demonstrated the SUDIA website recipe, Mexican Cheese and Beef Bake. She shared how hearty and healthy the recipe can be and how it can stretch the family dollar by serving the meal three different ways. Jenny Beth used cheese and sour cream in the recipe adding extra protein and calcium to the dish plus serving the dish with a glass of milk. Full Story




Creative Discovery Museum Family Night with SUDIA

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee8/10/2017 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) – SUDIA staff members Lanier Dabruzzi and Mara McGurl attended Family Night at the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga. The 453 people who attended sampled white milk, chocolate milk and lactose-free milk, as well as cheddar cheese. Information on lactose intolerance and other goodies were also provided to families.



Leap of faith: How Hatcher Dairy stayed on the farm with bottling milk (Tennessean)

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8/7/2017 (College Grove, Tenn.) – Charles Hatcher walked into the barn with a plastic bottle of milk in his hand. Baby calves bawled in their pens lined with hay, awaiting their breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Next to them, their mothers — 70 to 90 head of dairy cattle — had already produced gallons of milk before the sun rose in the College Grove sky. 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 Tennessee Impact Report 2017

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

SUDIA participates in Tennessee 4-H Roundup

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7/24/2017 (Knoxville, Tenn.) – SUDIA promoted Fuel Up to Play 60 and the use of chocolate milk as a recovery beverage during the 94th annual Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference, which took place at the University of Tennessee at Martin from July 24-28, 2017. Tennessee 4-H encourages diverse groups of youth to develop their unique skills and talents to the fullest potential. SUDIA hosted a booth during the event and encouraged exercise and nutrition as part of healthy living by passing out chocolate milk following group exercises lead by the Army National Guard.




Chattanooga Children’s Museum Parent Night with SUDIA

Southeast Dairy Association - Tennessee6/8/2017 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) – SUDIA sponsored a free parent night at the Chattanooga Children’s Museum where SUDIA staff member Jenny Beth Kroplin supported SUDIA Communications Director Rebecca Egsieker in sharing nutrition information about dairy while families enjoyed a delicious smoothie recipe provided by Egsieker (The Dairy Chef).



Role of dairy in bone health promoted in the media

5/3/2017 (Nashville, Tenn.) – Dairy advocate and registered dietitian Lisa Sheehan-Smith appeared on WSMV-TV News Channel 4 in Nashville, Tenn. May is National Osteoporosis Month and she discussed how dairy consumption can positively impact bone health. Click here to see the segment.