NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK PROMOTES MILK, DAIRY FOODS

NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK PROMOTES MILK, DAIRY FOODS


American Dairy Association North East Kicks Off National Nutrition Month in Maryland

 

NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK PROMOTES MILK, DAIRY FOODS 
From left to right are participants in the National School Breakfast Week event in Maryland: Scott Heckert, Food and Nutrition supervisor of Cecil County and President of MD School Nutrition Association; Kevin Large, Director, MD No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength and Co-Chair for the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland; Dr. John Gaddis, Superintendent of Somerset County and Superintendent of the Year for Maryland; Maryland dairy farmer Trisha Boyce; former Baltimore Ravens player Qadry Ismail; Tam Lynne Kelley, Program Manager, MD No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength; Dr. Sylvia Lawson, Deputy Superintendent, Office of School Effectiveness, Maryland State Department of Education; and Jodi Risse, Food and Nutrition Supervisor of Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Syracuse, N.Y. – (March 12, 2019) In recognition of National School Breakfast Week March 4-8, American Dairy Association North East hosted an event in Annapolis, Maryland, to recognize the state’s successful school breakfast programs. The federally-funded programs make it possible for all students to have access to a nutritious breakfast every day – one that includes milk and dairy foods.
Dairy farmer Trisha Boyce of Chapel’s Country Creamery in Easton, Md., joined Maryland state officials, school administrators and anti-hunger advocates to discuss school breakfast programs and the direct connection between academic success and students that participate in the school breakfast programs. Strategies were evaluated to providing access to the 200,000 students who currently do not partake in school breakfast.

“As a Maryland dairy farmer, a registered nurse, and a parent, I know firsthand the importance of providing children with a nutritious meal to start their day off right,” said Boyce. “I’m proud of the role dairy farmers play in providing milk, cheese and yogurt for school meals, during National School Breakfast Week, and throughout the year.”

NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK PROMOTES MILK, DAIRY FOODS 
Easton, Maryland, dairy farmer Trisha Boyce shares the importance of dairy farming at the National School Breakfast Week event in Annapolis.

Former Baltimore Ravens player Qadry Ismail also participated in the event as part of ADA North East’s Fuel Up to Place 60 and National Football League partnership. He supported the messaging about starting the day with a healthy breakfast that includes dairy and incorporating daily physical activity.ADA North East will be participating in several events to recognize March as National Nutrition Month.

 

 

NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK PROMOTES MILK, DAIRY FOODS

 

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