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Dairy Farmer Visits Colonial Hills Elementary

By
Terri Pitts,   Colonial Hills Elementary School
Play:
Farm to School — Know Your Foods
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods
Dairy Farmer Visits Colonial Hills Elementary
The students received a special treat during Specials. Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Classroom visited our school. The instructor taught the students the following: • The importance of dairy foods in a healthy diet • Modern environmental and food safety practices on the dairy farm • The modern milking process • Characteristics and anatomy of dairy cows They had so much fun!

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We have an increase in milk drinkers since the dairy farmer visited. Once students are educated on where things come from, they are willing to try it if they haven't yet.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We plan on promoting milk drinking and other dairy products during our morning announcements. The students will be doing commercials. The students will also be making posters promoting eating/drinking dairy products.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

The challenge we faced was getting a dairy farmer to come to our school. We overcame it by selecting 5 different dates and one of them worked.