Figure skater and U.S. Olympic hopeful Hannah Miller, a Michigan native, recently joined the Milk Life team and Milk Means More campaign. She will serve as an athlete ambassador promoting the benefits of milk as part of a healthy diet on social media and through special appearances.
“A personal goal is to inspire other athletes, especially young athletes, to think about nutrition not only for fitness, but what it means as part of an overall healthy lifestyle,” Miller, who also volunteers with Learn to Skate, said. “I’m proud to partner with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan to shine a spotlight on milk’s health benefits and how it is part of my nutritious diet. It’s easy to be an ambassador for something I enjoy myself.”
“Hannah’s popularity and youth make her an ideal person to reach out to teens and kids, who often don’t consider nutrition as a critical factor in being all they can be,” said Sharon Toth, RD, CEO of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. “Milk is a wholesome, inexpensive way to consume the protein needed for strong muscles as well as nine essential nutrients needed for the body to perform at its peak.”
Miller’s impressive figure skating career includes winning gold at the 2011 U.S. novice ladies championship, bronze at the 2012 U.S. junior ladies competition, and the silver at the 2012 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. In her first senior competition, the 2013 U.S. National Championships, Miller placed 10th and most recently placed 7th at the National Championships in 2016.
Miller attends the honors college at Michigan State University and is studying to be a sports psychologist.
Miller joins several other Milk Means More professional athletes, including Detroit Pistons All-Star Andre Drummond, swimmer and gold medalist swimmer Allison Schmitt, soccer player and gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley, U.S. champion runner Leah O’Conner, and CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning.
About 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.