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Dairy Council of California Awards over $45,000 in Let’s Eat Healthy Grants

Dairy Council of California, a leader in nutrition education and advocacy, has awarded over $45,000 in community grants to assist California schools and community-based organizations with innovative and sustainable solutions to foster healthy eating and meet local needs. Grants advance Dairy Council of California’s Let’s Eat Healthy Initiative, engaging nutrition champions to support equitable access to science-based nutrition education. Funds …

89% of Parents Want Whole and 2% Milk Options Reinstated in School Meals

For 12 years, students in U.S. public schools have not been able to access the milk options that they prefer and consume at home: whole and reduced-fat (2%) milk. As the U.S. Senate considers the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2023—bipartisan legislation to reinstate these nutritious milk options in school meals—a new Morning Consult poll of parents with …

Travis Cano Joins California Milk Advisory Board Marketing Team

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the marketing order representing Californiadairy producers, today announced the addition of  Travis Cano as Manger of Processor Partnerships. Cano joins the CMAB with 16 years of experience at the Safeway/Albertsons Companies where he held a wide range of leadership positions including Grocery Procurement Manager, Business Ventures Manager, Supply Chain Strategies Manager, and Director of Ecommerce …

Checkoff Partnership Introduces Hot Chocolate Milk Program in Schools

A dairy checkoff partnership is putting hot chocolate milk into the hands of students during a pilot with a leading school foodservice company. National Dairy Council (NDC) and Chartwells K12, which serves more than 2 million meals daily at 700 U.S. school districts, have launched the Hot Chocolate Milk program in 58 schools. The pilot, which will run through the …

Real California Milk Debuts Great Mozzarella Showdown Foodservice Recipe Contest

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced the launch of the 2024 Great Mozzarella Showdown, an inaugural foodservice recipe contest challenging professional chefs and culinary students to develop creative, non-pizza dishes using California’s number one cheese product: Mozzarella. The CMAB is hosting this online recipe contest to build on the ongoing popularity of Mozzarella at foodservice and how it can …

You Cheddar Believe It! America’s Love Affair with Dairy Continues as Cheese Consumption Hits All-Time High in 2022

Call it grate! Call it legend-dairy. Say it’s whey up! That’s because Americans are writing a new chapter in their love affair with dairy products, according to fresh data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) which reports per capita consumption of all dairy products reached 653 pounds per person in 2022, 63 pounds above the historical average dating back …

Real California Milk Brings Back Cheese Wreath Kit, Giving Back To Communities In Need

In celebration of the holidays, today the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) released its second collaboration with cheese shop Lady & Larder – the California Cheese Wreath Kit, a collection of Real California cheeses, dried fruit, nuts, crackers, and other items used to create an edible arrangement for seasonal gatherings and gift giving. In the spirit of giving, for each …

Chef Leah Scurto Wins Grand Prize In Tournament Of Champions Pizza Contest Sponsored By Real California Milk

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) crowned the Grand Prize winner of the Real California Pizza Contest Tournament of Champions foodservice competition in an event challenging 10 past Real California Pizza Contest champions to create the quintessential California pizza using cow’s milk cheeses from California. Chef Leah Scurto, owner of PizzaLeah in Windsor, Calif., won the contest’s Grand Prize for …

US Grain Market Trends Supporting Lower Feed Costs for California Dairies

Watch this brief interview with Shelby Myers, Grain Markets Intelligence Director from Ever.Ag, as she shares current grain market dynamics supporting more affordable feed availability for California dairies, based on her presentation at a recent meeting in Tulare, CA. Please thank this video’s sponsor afimilk for their industry support.

Why So Much Volatility in the US Cheese Market Recently

Class 3 milk prices have seen better days in the California dairy industry.  The cheese market in particular has been quite volatile recently, and producers are disappointed to see prices on the decline this month.  Watch this brief interview with Tiffany LaMendola, Vice President of Risk Management at Ever.Ag, as she explains the current dynamics of the cheese market. Please …

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