Happy June Dairy Month! The American Dairy Association of Tennessee would like to share some recent dairy checkoff happenings throughout the state. If you have any questions or need promotional materials please contact Denise Jones at djones@sedairy.org or 270.970.4792.
June Dairy Month Kicks Off
With Celebration
The   largest June Dairy   Month   kickoff celebration   in the Southeast   was held on June 2 at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. The   ADA of   Tennessee   was proud to   partner   with   the Tennessee   Farm Bureau and Tennessee   4-H to   recognize the hard work of 4-H youth in promoting dairy across the state. The winners of a statewide poster contest were announced, along with dairy chairperson awards. More than 35 county dairy chairpersons  are working with   their   local media to   engage consumers through social media, radio   promotions and   events   throughout June.  To see some of the dairy good fun, check out the new dairy cheer here.

Photo: ADA of Tennessee president Celeste Blackburn welcomes dairy farmers, industry and friends to the 2017 June Dairy Month Kickoff. 
"Out of School Bash" Summer Nutrition Promotion
Weakley County School Nutrition Director, Trista Snider, began promoting their Summer Nutrition Program before school was out to make sure students and parents knew about the opportunity and the ten sites serving meals. Last year Weakley County Schools offered meals at seven locations and served more than 7,600 cartons of milk. This year they ordered promotion items from SUDIA to advertise the program and Snider says she expects to see more children participate and serve lots more milk! According to Snider, "the Summer Nutrition resources are amazing and we are grateful to use them to promote the program and milk."
 
Photo: Weakley Co. School Nutrition Direction Trista Snider and students promote the Summer Nutrition program.
Blogger Features Dairy in Battle for Bone Health
Do you have 'Bonegevity?' That means bones built to last. May was National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, in honor of that, trained dairy spokesperson, Sarah-Jane Bedwell, shared tips for lowering your risk of this disease. Getting plenty of calcium and vitamin D in your diet is crucial for strong bones. 
Watch the video Sarah-Jane posted to her popular website to find out and to see how to make an easy and delicious bone building recipe!