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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 …

Turn Employees from Potential Brand Assassins to Brand Ambassadors at Animal Ag Alliance Summit

Food and agriculture companies spend a lot of time looking outward – focusing on external image, responding to pressure from adversarial groups, and finding new customers. In the process, these companies often overlook their most critical audience: employees. Hinda Mitchell, founder and president of Inspire PR Group, will share how to turn team members from potential brand assassins to brand …

$4.1 Million In Grants Available To California Dairy Processors

Through February 29, 2024, dairy processors along the Pacific Coast are encouraged to apply for grants from the Pacific Coast Coalition – Dairy Business Innovation Initiative (PCC-DBII). $4.1 million in grants are currently available to dairy processors in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington and Oregon. This fourth round of funding will include pandemic recovery (such as price declines and …

Students Partner With California Dairy Families To Raise Milk Donations For Families in Need

One in five Californians currently struggle with food insecurity, with milk being one of the most requested but least donated items at food banks. In Fall 2023, the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) worked with student dairy advocates from California State University, Chico (Chico State), California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), …

California’s Jennifer Fernandez-Hanf Among New Dairy Girl Network Board of Directors

Dairy Girl Network (DGN), an organization offering programs and events supporting all women in dairy reaching across the nation, has welcomed three new dairywomen to the board of directors: Jennifer Fernandes-Hanf of California, Julie Patterson of New York and Lorilee Schultz of Illinois. Jennifer, Julie, and Lorilee recently joined the board which together with industry partners, allow DGN members to …

Whey Protein Powder Lessens Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms in Mice

New therapies for Alzheimer’s disease are sorely needed, and some studies have hinted that molecules called phospholipids may bolster cognition and brain health. Whey protein powder, which is enriched in phospholipids, consist of a complex mixture of milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), whey protein, and casein derived from bovine milk. According to a recent study, MFGM may be the component …

International Dairy Federation Cheese Science & Technology Symposium 2024

The “IDF Cheese Science & Technology Symposium 2024” is moving forward in research, innovation and sustainability in cheese and will take place from 4-6 June 2024 in Bergen, Norway. This event promises to be a remarkable gathering of renowned experts, researchers, and industry leaders in the cheese and dairy community. Registration for participation is open. The IDF symposium will feature a series …

Early Onset Muscle Weakness Syndrome Officially Recognized as Undesirable Genetic Condition

Holstein Association USA will declare Early Onset Muscle Weakness Syndrome (MW) as an officially recognized genetic condition beginning in February 2024. Holstein Association USA’s Genetic Advancement Committee recently endorsed a recommendation from staff to do so. The recommendation comes after their analysis of the MW haplotypes following the December 2023 genetic evaluations. Comments from Holstein breeders and scientific researchers further …

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 …

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