About Us


Southeast United Dairy Industry Association

The non-profit Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) is funded by dairy farm families of the Southeast and works with schools, health professionals, retailers, dairy processors and the public to promote dairy foods throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Dairy foods contain nine essential nutrients that are instrumental in building strong bones and healthy bodies. To that end, Southeast United Dairy (SUDIA) works with schools, health professionals, farmers, processors, media and milk-lovers of all ages to provide them with nutritional information, research and recipes for a healthy lifestyle that includes three servings of low-fat milk, cheese or yogurt each day.

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Dairy Foods and Products

Part of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association’s mission is to provide accurate information regarding various dairy foods to the public. We provide information on the processing of dairy including pasteurization, safe farming practices and dairy transportation methods. We provide dairy nutritional information so that the public is aware of the benefits that can be found in dairy. With a staff of dietitians providing information, you can be certain that our nutritional information comes from qualified sources. Browse our many articles and watch our interviews with nutritionists and rediscover the benefits of dairy.

Dairy Farmers

At SUDIA we work with dairy farmers to bring awareness to the amazing job that they do and the delicious products that they produce. Dairy farmers have a tough job and one that is so important to the community. Our goal is to inform the community of the work they do and how they do it. What goes into dairy farming? Who owns dairy farms? What is the environmental impact of dairy farming? These are some of the questions that we provide answers for in our farmers section. Our farm families section provides more information on what it’s like to be a dairy farm family and how they are involved in the community. Watch our interviews to find out more about the people that work hard to produce the delicious dairy products that you love.

Dairy Education

Dairy foods contain nine essential nutrients that are instrumental in building strong bones and healthy bodies. With the nutrition of children becoming more and more important we want to provide schools and parents with accurate information when it comes to dairy nutrition. We want to make sure that parents and educators are aware of the correct amount of dairy products that are needed to get the required daily nutrients that kids need. To make dairy education easier we provide dairy nutrition lesson plans, posters and worksheets that can be shared in the classroom. We also provide delicious and fun recipes for kids that are reluctant to eat dairy products.

Dairy Recipes

Recipes from SUDIA are not only delicious but also provide powerful nutrition benefits to you and your family. Our recipes range from appetizers to main dishes and dairy drinks to desserts. Each recipe incorporates delicious and nutritious dairy products that are sure to make your family happy. Visit our recipe section to see all of our delicious recipes.