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St. Louis District Dairy Council offers a variety of programs, both in and out of the classroom, to help schools educate students on the importance of dairy foods as part of a healthy diet. These programs offer everything from grants to encourage healthy eating in schools to games and activities that teach lessons about dairy. And that's only the beginning.

Celebrate Farm to School Month in October

October marks Farm to School month, a time to celebrate the connection between children and local food.

Plants + Dairy = The Perfect Team

While 2020 has been marked by events beyond our control, choosing foods to bolster our health is one thing within our power.  So what exactly is a “plant-based diet,” and does it have superior health benefits?

School Meals and Snacks In and Out of the Classroom

School nutrition directors are re-imagining what meal service will look like in the future. With so much uncertainty in the new school year, many schools may have to do away with a traditional lunch period in the cafeteria in order to maintain health, safety, and social distancing.

What’s Ice Cream, and Why Do We Scream for It?

Did you know the average American eats about 48 pints of ice cream per year?” With this kind of love for ice cream and an ever-growing array of options and innovations, observing National Ice Cream Month only gets easier year after year.

June Dairy Month: It All Starts Local

Dairy farmers have long been a powerful force in building communities, safeguarding farmland and providing nutritious high-quality food. With today’s increased attention on small businesses’ survival, it’s important to note that dairy farms are the ultimate local business.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

With a little planning and preparation, you can make the most out of grocery store trips (or delivery orders) without breaking the bank.

Nothing Says Immune System Health Like Dairy

The right diet can help fight viruses and infections by keeping the body in a good balance. Like any fighting force, healthy immune system warriors need high-quality regular nourishment with variety from all food groups.

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