United Dairy Industry of Michigan
The United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) is the umbrella organization for the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council of Michigan. These non-profit organizations provide dairy product promotion and nutrition education services on behalf of funding members.
Milk from Farm to Table!
Attention 3-5th Grade Teachers:
Have you seen our new Milk from Farm to Table DVD? It contains everything your students want -and need- to know about where one of Michigan's most widely produced agricultural products comes from, and how it travels from farm to table.
Concepts addressed in the Milk from Farm to Table DVD include:
- Cows and their physical characteristics and basic needs.
- The farm, the environment, natural resources and recycling.
- Consumers, producers, people and jobs.
- Technology, equipment, and the process of milk-making.
- Dairy Nutrition.
Below are five classroom worksheets to use as a follow after viewing the DVD:
*Click to view .PDF or right click and "Save link as" to download to your computer.
- Making Milk
- Dairy Jobs
- Getting to Know Cows
- Healthy Dairy Foods
- Milk Math (This worksheet is geared more toward 5th grade math but can be done by 4th graders near the end of the school year.)
First Fuel Breakfast Challenge
United Dairy Industry of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are pleased to announce a new partnership to help Michigan schools increase the number of students eating breakfast at school and reach their First Fuel Breakfast Challenge goal issued by State Superintendent Mike Flanagan.
To help achieve this goal, Michigan schools can apply for Building Healthy Communities through Breakfast: First Fuel Breakfast Challenge Grants and receive up to $3000 to $9000, based on your school enrollment.
- Michigan K-12 public, charter, or non-public, not-for-profit schools.
- Willing to start, grow or sustain a breakfast program allows students to eat in the classroom (e.g. breakfast in the classroom, second chance breakfast, grab-n-go breakfast, breakfast vending machines).
- The goal of grant-receiving schools is to raise breakfast participation rates to at least 60 percent of lunch participation rates.
The funding can be used to purchase breakfast equipment and up to 20 percent of the funds can be used towards breakfast marketing. For more information and to apply please go to: http://school.fueluptoplay60.com/first-fuel-breakfast-grant
Chocolate Milk: Nature's Sports Drink Grant
Your high school athletes could be the next Michigan Chocolate Milk Mustache Celebrities!
If your high school athletes aren't powering up with low-fat chocolate milk, then this is a great opportunity to get started! Chocolate milk is 'Nature's Sports Drink', and provides many important nutrients needed for overall health, including calcium, potassium, and vitamin D.
To view/print a copy of the application and to learn more about United Dairy Industry of Michigan's "Chocolate Milk: Nature's Sports Drink" grant opportunity, please use the links below:
Seventy-five (75) fall, winter and spring high school sports teams in Michigan will be rewarded with cash to purchase low-fat chocolate milk for their team to replenish after practices and games for the entire season (cash value determined by size of team), up to two soft-sided wheeled cooler bags for easy milk transport, prizes, nutrition education materials to use for the promotion of Chocolate Milk: Nature's Sports Drink, and a professional print of the teams' chocolate milk mustache photo!
Act Now! Applications MUST be postmarked by May 17, 2013.
Milk Cooler Offer
United Dairy Industry of Michigan wants to make sure that even the last student in the school meal line has ice cold milk. Click here for more information!