In cooperation with the curriculum specialists at Young Minds Inspired (YMI), the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) created the free educational program “Healthy Farming, Healthy You.” The program helps students and their parents discover how much Michigan dairy farmers have in common with the families who depend on them for fresh, wholesome dairy foods.
The “Healthy Farming, Healthy You” lessons introduce students in grades two through four to the wide range of skills required on a dairy farm, showing them how dairy farmers protect the environment, and reminding them milk and other dairy foods are essential for a balanced diet every day. Part of the program takes students on a virtual field trip to Michigan dairy farms, letting them hear directly from farmers and industry experts, including a veterinarian and a dairy nutritionist, about the care that goes into each glass of milk made on Michigan dairy farms.
Michigan dairy farmers are encouraged to share the link with elementary teachers in their area and encourage them to incorporate into their lessons this school year.
To view the videos and classroom lessons, visit https://www.milkmeansmore.org/schools-educators/nutrition-education/grades-3-6/
About the United Dairy Industry of Michigan
The United Dairy Industry of Michigan is the umbrella organization for the Dairy Council of Michigan and the American Dairy Association of Michigan. On behalf of Michigan’s dairy farm families, these non-profit organizations provide science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier society, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. For more information, visit MilkMeansMore.org.