FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL SAMPLES YOGURT SMOOTHIES

FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL SAMPLES YOGURT SMOOTHIES


Dairy Farmer, Princesses Serve Smoothies to James Buchanan High School Students 

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL SAMPLES YOGURT SMOOTHIES
From left to right: Franklin County Dairy Princess Zoey Baer, Blair County Dairy Maid Madison Benfer, PA Alternate Dairy Princess Kara Stultz, James Buchanan Principal Chip Dickey, School Food Service Director Adam Carlson, and dairy farmer Rick Hissong sampled yogurt smoothies at James Buchanan High School. The smoothie program, implemented last fall, was made possible by a smoothie blender donated to the district by American Dairy Association North East.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (February 15, 2019) – Students at James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Franklin County, sampled yogurt smoothies on Thursday, February 14, thanks to the Hissong family of Mercer-Vu Farms, and American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East).

A smoothie blender was donated by ADA North East on behalf of the Hissongs, who were recognized as the organization’s 2018 Dairying for Tomorrow environmental stewardship winner. The purpose was to help the district promote healthier breakfast options in school that include dairy.

The school offers two smoothie flavors daily for breakfast and lunch. The featured flavor for the event was “Chunky Monkey,” a blend of chocolate milk, yogurt and bananas.

“It’s great that we can offer these healthy, fresh smoothies to our students,” said Adam Carlson, Food Service Director at James Buchanan High School. “In addition to being a convenient grab-and-go option for breakfast or lunch, the smoothies also qualify as a full meal through the National School Lunch Program, which means any student, regardless of their meal status, can enjoy a yogurt smoothie.”

Dairy farmer Rick Hissong attended the smoothie sampling event along with Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess Kara Stultz, Franklin County Dairy Princess Zoey Baer, and Blair County Dairy Maid Madison Benfer.

FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL SAMPLES YOGURT SMOOTHIES
More than 350 students enjoyed yogurt smoothie samples during a lunchtime event at James Buchanan High School. Dairy farmer Rick Hissong attended to represent Mercer Vu Farms, a 2018 Dairying for Tomorrow Award Winner. Dairy farmer Rick Hissong, PA Alternate Dairy Princess Kara Stultz and Blair County Dairy Maid Madison Benfer, stand with some of the students.

“We decided to donate the smoothie blender to promote dairy to students in our local schools,” said Hissong. “It’s great to see students enjoying real dairy in the smoothies. This is a program that we hope to see continue on for years to come.”

The Dairying for Tomorrow awards recognize local dairy farmers and showcase on-farm practices that will help sustain the dairy industry now and into the future, and are given in three categories: animal care, community and consumer outreach and environmental stewardship.

 

Applications for the 2019 Dairying for Tomorrow awards are being accepted through March 15 and are available at www.AmericanDairy.com under “For Farmers.” Contact Callie Curley at [email protected] for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL SAMPLES YOGURT SMOOTHIES

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