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!
New Look of School Milk
The New Look of School Milk features ice-cold milk served in a variety of flavors, in kid-friendly, plastic packaging, on the meal line. School nutrition directors at schools report sustained success, with better student nutrition and stronger meal participation.
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. October is Farm to School month and a great opportunity to promote local foods - like milk! Use the Fast. Fresh. From a Farm Family Near You resources and enter the “What’s Your Story” contest to tell us how you promoted milk and other dairy foods during October.
Dairy Vending is an excellent strategy to make sure students have convenient opportunities to make healthy choices throughout the school campus and increase their consumption of milk, cheese, and yogurt.
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.
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.
The Dietary guidelines and My Pyramid for Kids recommend 3 daily servings of low fat or fat-free dairy as part of a healthy diet. Check out ideas in the three Promotional handouts to promote your breakfast, lunch, flavored milk, a la carte and vending programs to students.
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). The legislation authorizes funding and sets policy for the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.