Organizations Fighting Hunger
Midwest Dairy® represents 7,000 dairy farm families and works on their behalf to build dairy demand by inspiring consumer confidence in our products and production practices. We are committed to Bringing Dairy to Life! by Giving Consumers an Excellent Dairy Experience and are funded by farmers across a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit MidwestDairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a school wellness program, which encourages youth to choose nutrient-rich foods first and get out and play at least 60 minutes each day. It has helped to make wellness part of the game plan in more than 73,000 schools across the county, including more than 12,000 schools in the Midwest. Midwest Dairy has a variety of programs to help school and youth-led efforts to improve access to nutritious foods.
Through its affiliation with the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy supports the work of the Feeding America food banking network. In 2012, the National Dairy Council, Feeding America, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics formed the Future of Food partnership to increase the availability of nutritious, safe and affordable foods across the country by through innovative efforts to help alleviate hunger. Their $10,000 nutrition initiative grants support nutrition education and increased access to dairy products and other in-demand nutrient-rich foods.
Midwest Dairy also participates in the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment, which involves ongoing research and education efforts to meet humanity's demand for safe and nutritious dairy products while conserving natural resources and making positive contributions to the economic, environmental and social good.
How to Help:
Iowans can work with Midwest Dairy to improve access to nutritious foods by joining their Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign. There are resources for students, educators, and members of the community to become involved. Contact Midwest Dairy for more information or to explore additional opportunities for collaboration.
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