Midwest Dairy Association

School Nutrition

Dairy foods provide critical nutrients that help improve children’s overall diet and health. Midwest Dairy Council, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, offers the latest science-based information and resources designed to help health care professionals, school nutrition professionals and teachers understand the role of nutrient-rich dairy foods in improving child nutrition.



Fast. Fresh. From a Farm Family Near You

Did you know it takes less than 48 hours for milk to get from the farm to your school? That’s fresh! And from a farm family near you.

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Breakfast Revitalization

Many schools capture breakfast skippers by Breakfast Revitalization service beyond the cafeteria's walls. The reason – schools find that when they take breakfast to students, instead of expecting the student to come to the cafeteria, more students eat breakfast and gain the academic, behavioral and nutritional benefits.

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Keep Milk Cold

Kids love cold milk! Milk tastes best when it is served cold, between 35°F and 40°F. Temperature is a key component of the taste and appeal of milk for everyone, but especially kids. Keeping milk at the proper temperature also ensures its freshness and safety.

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Individually Packaged Cheese

Adding a variety of individually packaged cheese to your menu is a convenient way to increase both meal participation and a la carte sales. Offering individually packaged cheese in a variety of flavors provides a tasty, nutrient-rich food that students love!

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