Healthy eating is important at every stage of life to support a lifetime of wellness. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, grains and protein foods. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite and sip count!
Find out below how foods and beverages can help nourish students as they work to achieve greater health and wellness. Resources also are featured for school nutrition professionals that support providing healthy meals to students, including sample recipes that meet nutrition guidelines and have been kid tested and approved!
Make Every Bite & Sip Count!
30 Million Children Rely on School Meals Every Day
Milk Contains 13 Essential Nutrients
Value of School Meals
Experts from students to pediatricians weigh in on the value of school meals.
Students Learn Where Their Food Comes From
Over the last decade, Fuel Up to Play 60 helped close the gap between the farm and today’s consumers, who can be three to four generations removed from food production. Many dairy farmers and other experts shared insights at the summit to help grow attendees’ knowledge of agriculture. To that end, two Ohio dairy farms hosted busloads of students and teachers so they could see firsthand what it takes to get milk from the farm to their schools.
Is Milk Nutritious?
Whether it’s chocolate, strawberry, low-fat (1%), fat-free, or comes in a gallon, jug or a paper carton in the cafeteria—no matter what type of milk you choose, you can feel great knowing you are getting all of milk’s essential nutrients.
Dairy is Sustainable Nutrition
The U.S. dairy community’s greenhouse gas footprint is about 2% of the U.S. total and we’re always innovating to be greener! That’s because dairy farmers are committed to nourishing people while taking care of our planet’s resources.