Dairy in Your School

New England dairy farmers have supported science-based child nutrition education programs and wellness interventions for 100 years.

How New England Dairy Farmers are Supporting School Meals During COVID-19 Pandemic

As school districts across the New England region work around-the-clock to feed their students with either grab-n-go or home delivered meals, local dairy farmers have stepped up to support those efforts. New England Dairy has invested more than $71,000 to purchase and donate cooler bags to help schools store and transport school meals and milk

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New England Dairy and the dairy farm families of New England are proud to support and partner with New England schools to ensure that students have access to the healthy foods they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Our staff and programs help to increase participation in school meals through creative marketing and menu ideas, technical assistance, and the chance for grant funding to support sustainable changes. We also educate students and educators about local dairy farming and how their favorite dairy foods are produced. Through our flagship in-school wellness program Fuel Up to Play 60 we offer strategies, resources, and funding to engage students in improving the school wellness environment through increased access to healthy foods and physical activity.

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Dairy in Your School

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    School Meals

    Dairy can help increase participation in your school meal program and improve the nutrition of students!

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    Dairy Farm to School

    Highlight local dairy and teach your students where their favorite dairy foods come from.

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  • Fuel Up to Play 60

    Get students involved and increase opportunities for healthy meals and physical activity at your school.

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  • School FAQs

    Have questions about Fuel Up to Play 60, flavored milk, or something else?

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  • 5 teens wearing fuel up for play 60 t-shirts posing at lunch

    New England Dairy youth wellness programs are making a difference in local schools.

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    Resource Page

    This is your one stop shop for resources you can use in schools.

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9 Tips for Increasing Milk Consumption in Schools

It’s important for kids to fuel their bodies with proper nutrition, and real dairy milk has nutrients kids need. In fact, one out of two kids, ages 9 and up, aren’t getting enough calcium, vitamin D and potassium – essential nutrients they need to grow strong – and dairy milk is the top food source of these nutrients in the diet.

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