May 6 2020 08:47 AM

American Dairy Association North East’s Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel Offers Health Tips

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More than 15,000 high school coaches and athletic directors in the American Dairy Association six-state region are receiving timely dairy nutrition information to share with their student athletes not able to practice with teammates or compete in sports due to the COVID-19 quarantine.

ADA North East’s Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel, a group of 11 health professionals that serve as ambassadors for the dairy industry, has developed the “Tip of the Day” Facebook video series called #TogetherAtHome which is being posted online from April 29 – May 7.

“Working with our health professional partners is part of our traditional dairy health and nutrition education efforts, including ‘Refuel with Chocolate Milk’,” said ADA North East CEO Rick Naczi. “We were able to tailor their regular dairy-centric messages to help high school coaches and athletic directors work with their student athletes remotely.”

As part of the Refuel with Chocolate Milk campaign, experts recommend chocolate milk as a sports recovery drink because of its mix of carbohydrates and protein for muscle building and repair, and other dairy products in meals because of milk’s other essential nutrients for healthy bodies.

The #TogetherAtHome series topics incorporate the nutrition messaging related to quick breakfast ideas, snacking with protein, pantry staples for refueling, including protein at every meal, and workouts at home.

ADA North East’s lead consultant to the Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel, Registered Dietitian Heather Mangieri, a food, fitness and nutrition expert is helping coordinate the series. Other contributing renown registered dietitians include Jessica Garay Redmond, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies at Syracuse University; Leslie Bonci, sports nutritionist and owner of Active Eating Advice; Jake Sankal, Washington Redskins Director of Nutrition; and Matt Darnell, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information about the Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel or Refuel with Chocolate Milk, call 315.472.9143.

About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit, or call 315.472.9143.