Press Releases


October 19, 2013
Local dairy farmer elected as vice president of National Dairy Promotion and Research Board
Zach Myers, a third generation dairy farmer from Jonesville, was recently elected vice president of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board of Directors.

October 13, 2013
Kentucky Dairy Producer Leader Receives Prestigious Lyng Award
The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored Billy Travis as the 2013 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award, for his extensive contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion.

September 30, 2013
Domino’s Pizza® Delivers Dairy Goodness at Cows-N-Corn in Midland
Families visiting Cows-N-Corn at 5225 Catlett Road in Midland will be able to make their way through a corn maze featuring a Domino’s ‘Delivering Dairy Goodness’ design, as well as enjoy free pizza every Friday from 6-10 p.m. through Nov. 1. Visitors also will have the chance to roast marshmallows over campfires, take hayrides and register for a weekly drawing to win one large, two-topping Domino’s pizza a month for an entire year.

September 26, 2013
Students across the Southeast celebrate World School Milk Day
On Wednesday, students across the Southeast joined 40 countries in celebrating the 14th anniversary of World School Milk Day (WSMD).

September 17, 2013
Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary hosts Fuel Up First with Breakfast Challenge kickoff event
USDA Special Nutrition Programs Director Lanna Kirk and Program Specialist Tim Mote and president of the Georgia Association of School Nurses Carol Darsey joined students of Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School to kickoff the Fuel Up First with Breakfast Challenge today. Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, Georgia dairy farmer Emory Young and former NFL player Chuck Smith also participated in the event, which officially kicked off the Fuel Up First Challenge.

September 3, 2013
Southeast Dairy Association introduces Yo to Go to increase school breakfast participation
Newly published studies have linked eating breakfast participation to academic achievement in school age children. As a longtime proponent of expanding school breakfast programs, the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc. (SUDIA) has developed the Yo to Go program to direct more breakfast options at Southeast students.

August 28, 2013
AFHK Releases What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids Are Healthy and Ready to Learn
In celebration of Every Kid Healthy Week, Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is releasing its special report, The Learning Connection: What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids Are Healthy and Ready to Learn. It’s an easy-to-read roadmap for parents, educators, school administrators and school volunteers to create healthier school environments so the kids in their lives are better positioned to learn

July 31, 2013
Domino’s Visits Cheney’s Dairy Barn
Helping celebrate the contributions of America’s dairy farm families, the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc., (Southeast Dairy Association) is proud to be part of the ‘Delivering Dairy Goodness’ program – a joint effort of Domino’s Pizza and the dairy industry highlighted by events across the Southeast and the United States.

July 17, 2013
Student Ambassadors, local leaders meet in Charlotte for Fuel Up to Play 60 Training Camp
The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) joined forces with the Carolina Panthers and Fuel Up to Play 60 to host the inaugural Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Training Camp. The Training Camp, which was held in conjunction with the Fuel Up to Play 60 National Student Ambassador Summit for the first time, educated student leaders from the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in a variety of healthy eating plans while engaging them in fun physical activities.

June 3, 2013
2013-14 Fuel Up to Play 60 State Student Ambassadors Named
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Carolina – 2, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.

June 1, 2013
Superhero Southeast Dairy Farmers celebrate June Dairy Month and Urge Consumers to ‘Pack Power’
During June Dairy Month, the Southeast United Dairy Industry wants to celebrate its own brand of superheroes: the 3,000 dairy farm families in the Southeast who are dedicated to providing the freshest dairy foods to consumers daily.

May 6, 2013
Buchanan, Buffett share ideas on school health and wellness
Emma Buchanan, a local student from Glade Spring, Va., experienced a once-in-alifetime opportunity to meet renowned business leader Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb., today as part of GENYOUth Foundation’s AdVenture Capital grant program.

April 9, 2013
SUDIA area Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisors of the Year named
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.

March 26, 2013
NFL Awards SUDIA Schools with Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants
The National Football League (NFL) awarded Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) grants to 62 schools in the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc. (SUDIA) region.

March 8, 2013
The value of dairy remains strong even as food prices increase
While fuel prices are rising, which drives the cost of nearly all products, including food and other commodities, the value of dairy foods remains strong.

February 13, 2013
Tennessee Titans reward Purity Milk Contest winners with pep rally
The Tennessee Titans, Purity Dairies and the Southeast Dairy Association (SUDIA) teamed up to host the Fuel Up to Play 60 “Titans of Taste” Purity Milk Contest Pep Rally on Friday, January 25 at North Coffee Elementary School.

December 18, 2012
Titans of Taste winners announced
Students at North Coffee Elementary took home the grand prize at the Fuel Up to Play 60 “Titans of Taste” Purity Milk Contest Celebration Luncheon at Nashville’s LP Field.

October 24, 2012
SUDIA schools awarded 19 Fuel Up to Play 60 Grab and Go Grants
The National Dairy Council and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) have partnered with Leprino Foods to extend Fuel Up to Play 60 Grab and Go program grants to 19 schools in the SUDIA region, demonstrating a continued commitment to child health and wellness.

October 18, 2012
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on School Health Lunches with Local New Orleans School
The Council on School Health from the American Academy of Pediatrics joined Samuel J. Green Charter School (Green) for lunch Thursday.

October 15, 2012
Commissioner of Agriculture visits Breakfast in the Classroom
Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson joined students of Hickman Elementary School for Breakfast in the Classroom today.

October 2, 2012
Fairhope Intermediate earns Fuel Up to Play 60 Smoothie Grant
Fairhope Intermediate School has been honored as a recipient of a $2,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 Smoothie Grant. The Fuel Up to Play 60 program offers participating schools the opportunity to win awards to help support implementation of smoothie programs.

October 1, 2012
Local dairy farm family kicks off industry and agriculture tour
Glen and Marilyn Easter of Eastglen Farm, were chosen to host the kickoff of this year’s
Laurens County Industry and Agriculture event on Sept. 27, presented by the Laurens County Farm Bureau and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.

September 24, 2012
Lacey’s Spring Celebrates World School Milk Day
Over 300 students and 30 teachers joined dairy farmers Mickey and Judy Childers in celebrating the 13th World School Milk Day.

September 24, 2012
Campbell Ridge Elementary Kicks Off FUTP60
Former NFL and University of Kentucky running back Artose Pinner joined members of the Southeast Dairy Association in kicking off the Campbell Ridge
Elementary School’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program last Wednesday.

September 24, 2012
Five Schools Earn General Mills Foodservice Grants in Fuel Up Breakfast Program
Five schools from the Southeast Dairy Association territory were honored with General Mills Foodservice Awards in the Fuel Up Breakfast Program.

September 10, 2012
Local dairy farmer joins National Dairy Promotion Board of Directors
For the second time since the formation of the National Dairy Board (NDB) in 1984, a dairy farmer from Tennessee has been selected to serve as a member.

August 27, 2012
Local Organizations Join Forces To Host First Annual APS Girls Day of Play                         
Grady Stadium played host to the first annual Girls Day of Play. A joint effort between APS and a number of local organizations, the Day of Play was designed to encourage and educate students about nutrition and the benefits of physical activity.

August 16, 2012
Tennessee Titans, Purity Dairies and SUDIA team up for milk contest
The Tennessee Titans have teamed up with the Southeast Dairy Association and Purity Dairies to sponsor the “Titans of Taste” milk contest.

July 27, 2012
Local dairy farmer joins National Dairy Promotion and Research Board of Directors
Zach Myers, a third generation dairy farmer from Jonesville, was elected secretary of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board of Directors this past June.