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  • USDA Upholds Milk as the Beverage of Choice In the School Meals Program After IDFA’s Engagement

    October 24, 2019
    Earlier this fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) instructed schools that bottled water may not be offered as a substitute for fluid milk in the school meals programs following IDFA's outreach. Read More

  • IDF World Dairy Summit 2019 Another Success

    October 16, 2019
    John Allan, IDFA vice president for regulatory affairs and international standards, and a large U.S. delegation joined other global dairy stakeholders in Istanbul, Turkey at the IDF annual World Dairy Summit. John shares his thoughts on this year’s success meeting as attendees explored key topics for the industry. Read More

  • USDA’s Fresh Fluid Milk Purchase Program is Doing Great Things Across America, but Here’s How We Can Make It Better

    October 09, 2019
    To help families gain access to milk – and all the nutritional benefits it delivers – IDFA and MilkPEP joined with Feeding America to connect milk processors with food banks through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fluid Milk Purchase Program. Read More

  • Four Changes Congress Can Make to Improve Access to Nutritional Dairy Products on World School Milk Day

    September 25, 2019
    By Dave Carlin, Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Economic Policy September 25 is World School Milk Day, which is celebrated by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization each year  to celebrate the health benefits of school milk programs. This column was originally published in the August issue of Dairy Foods Magazine and highlights the nutritional importance of dairy products in federal food and nutrition programs. This fall, Congress will consider legislation to reauthorize federal child nutrition programs, including the school meals programs and the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children (WIC) which provides nutritious foods to supplement the diets of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to age five. It’s been nearly a ... Read More

  • Poll Results: If Chocolate Milk Were Running for President, Chocolate Milk Would Win

    September 09, 2019
    When the International Dairy Foods Association partnered recently with pollsters Morning Consult to conduct a national tracking poll of 2,200 Americans to better understand consumer preferences for fluid milk and related beverages, the results didn’t really blow me away. Yes, they are favorable toward dairy milk and as a booster of dairy, that gets me going. But other surveys and shopper data show very clearly that dairy is thriving. What did surprise me, however, is three trends. Read about them in our latest blog. Read More

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