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Launching a Movement

Dairy Council of California’s long-standing legacy of supporting community health through nutrition education spans over 100 years, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to elevating the health of children and families through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits.

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In June 2020, we officially unveiled HealthyEating.org, the newly refreshed website, and launched Let’s Eat Healthy, a movement that activates our cause and invites multisector coordination, collaboration and co-creation to help ensure children and families are supported to grow healthfully. The movement aims to empower stakeholders to champion community health through nutrition, provide resources to teach and inspire healthy eating habits, and find solutions to make nutritious foods like milk and dairy accessible and affordable to all. The Let’s Eat Healthy movement complements our efforts and allows us to collectively drive change that is greater than what any single organization could do on its own.

Since the launch, we have received positive feedback on the new website and movement from long-time partners like Erin Maurie, Director of Communications and Policy at First 5 Sacramento, who congratulated us by sharing, “It’s exciting to see the refreshed website and launch of the Let’s Eat Healthy movement. I also believe that through collaboration we can make a positive difference. I look forward to future opportunities to partner with
Dairy Council of California to continue to improve community health. Great job!”

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Niaomi Hrepich, a registered dietitian and the Health Program Coordinator/WIC Director with the Monterey County Health Department, had a similar reaction, saying, “I was very impressed with Dairy Council of California’s new website and excited to hear about Let’s Eat Healthy. As a long-time advocate for organizational collaboration, I think the Let’s Eat Healthy movement will be a great platform to share ideas and resources, and to collaborate to improve community health.”

The Let’s Eat Healthy movement is still in its infancy. As the movement gains momentum, early adoption and support from all of our partners is crucial. We invite you, our dairy community, to support our efforts by continuing to share our nutrition resources, news and updates, dairy research and messaging, and website with your personal network of contacts, which could include fellow dairy advocates, peers, partners, educators and health professionals. Together, we can empower healthier communities by ensuring all children and families have access to healthful foods like milk and dairy and are supported for lifelong, optimal health.

I was very impressed with Dairy Council of California’s new website and excited to hear about Let’s Eat Healthy. As a long-time advocate for organizational collaboration, I think the Let’s Eat Healthy movement will be a great platform to share ideas and resources, and to collaborate to improve community health.
Niaomi Hrepich, RDN, Health Program Coordinator/WIC Director of Monterey County Health Department
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