Dairy Council of California’s educational exhibit reaches thousands of children and families annually
By: Miranda Blagg
In 2018, Dairy Council of California partnered with the California State Fair and the CalAgPlate Program to produce and feature an interactive educational exhibit for students and families. The educational exhibit adds to Dairy Council of California’s robust portfolio of nutrition education resources offered to California schools and communities, reinforcing what students are learning in the classroom out in the community.
Last year, the exhibit was featured at the California State Fair before visiting the Big Fresno Fair. More than 600,000 people were in attendance, and between both fairs, the exhibit was able to educate more people than ever, sharing a slice of California’s rich agricultural heritage while reaffirming the importance of healthy eating habits that include all foods with milk and dairy as the cornerstone.
The interactive exhibit consists of six display board panels that take visitors on an educational journey to learn where their food comes from. The exhibit covers six topic areas, each panel representing a different lesson: Dairy Farming, Cow Anatomy, Sustainability, Milk Processing, Dairy Foods and Nutrition, and Healthy Communities.
The exhibit also showcases the impact of agriculture and food systems on daily life. Eating healthfully starts with wholesome foods, and the essential nutrients provided by milk and dairy foods play an important role in nourishing children and families in California and around the world.
The success of the exhibit on loan has prompted Dairy Council of California to permanently offer the educational panels to California county fairs at no cost. For more information or to request the exhibit, contact Miranda Blagg at [email protected] or 916.263.3560.
Miranda combines her passion for people with agricultural knowledge and communications expertise in her role as Industry Relations Coordinator.
Working together spreads the message of nutrition security and the value of milk and dairy foods in healthy eating patterns across the life span.
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