Happy June Dairy Month! The American Dairy Association of Kentucky would like to share some recent dairy checkoff happenings throughout the Commonwealth. If you have any questions or need promotional materials please contact Denise Jones at djones@sedairy.org or 270.970.4792.
Kentucky's Governor Signs June Dairy Month Proclamation
On May 30 in Frankfort, Governor Matt Bevin signed a proclamation for June Dairy Month in the Commonwealth.  ADA of Kentucky President Billy Rowe and board member Terry Rowlett were present for the signing, along with ADA of Kentucky staffer Denise Jones. Other dairy industry partners at the ceremony were the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Prairie Farms, Chaney's Dairy Barn, Crank & Boom, the Kentucky Farm Bureau, the Governor's Office of Agriculture Policy and the Kentucky Dairy Development Council.

Photo: Dairy farmers, ADA of Kentucky staffers and dairy industry partners join Governor Matt Bevin for the signing of the June Dairy Month Proclamation.
Highland Elementary School Celebrates Kentucky Days
Glasgow Dairy Farmer Travis Peden joined ADA of Kentucky staffer Alan Curtsinger at Highland Elementary to celebrate Kentucky Days. Alan shared about the importance of enjoying dairy as part of a healthy diet and highlighted Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60). Travis then shared how dairy farmers work hard to ensure milk makes it into the students' hands and how dairy farmers support FUTP 60. Students were able to get up close and personal with a calf from Travis' farm. The children also enjoyed a half-pint of milk, compliments of the Glasgow Independent Schools Nutrition Services.
 
Photo: Barren Co. Dairy Farmer Travis Peden teaches Highland Elementary School children how milk gets from the farm to their fridge. 
Dairy in Media Spotlight for Osteoporosis Awareness Month
Trained dairy spokesperson and registered dietitian Chris Mohr was interviewed on WHAS 11 on May 19, where he discussed the important role dairy has in preventing Osteoporosis and building strong bones for 'Bonegevity: Bones Built to Last.' He also shared overall healthy nutrition to round out living a healthy lifestyle.
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Photo: Dietitian Chris Mohr talks about the importance of dairy in the battle against Osteoporosis during an appearance on WHAS-11 in Louisville.
Dairy Showcased at State Nutrition and Dietetics Meeting
ADA of Kentucky staffer and registered dietitian Jenny Beth Kroplin attended and exhibited at the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KAND) in Owensboro. SUDIA also sponsored a speaker, Anna Grout to speak about sports nutrition and how chocolate milk is an excellent recovery beverage for athletes. 

Photo: Register dietitian Anna Grout talking about refueling with chocolate milk and the best ways to power student athletes with dairy.

Jenny Beth also met with key leaders within the organization including Mudita Arora,
president of KAND, Adrienne Grizzle, the executive director, and Merrit Bates-Thomas, past president for future planning and opportunities. The dairy exhibit was very successful with a lot of interest and discussion about dairy nutrition among the dietitians and dietetic interns.  

Photo: ADA of Kentucky Staffer Jenny Beth Kroplin exhibiting at the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KAND) conference with Mudita Arora, KAND President.