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A new free recipe book will be available to fair-goers, courtesy of the state's dairy farmers.
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LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair can pick up two popular free items in the Commercial Building each day of the fair this season, courtesy of Midwest Dairy Association. A new recipe brochure featuring dairy and a flyer highlighting facts about flavored milk are free resources to fair-goers, who can also watch cow milking demonstrations by local dairy youth or 2011 Nebraska Dairy Princess, Chandra Mosel, Neligh, in the milking parlor at this year’s fair.
The recipes in the Dairy Goodness brochure were contributed by the people behind the dairy products everyone enjoys – dairy farmers, and more specifically dairy farm moms. From breakfast to dinner, layered fruit and yogurt cup to baked zucchini ziti, each of the eight recipes comes from the kitchen of a dairy farm mom and carries her seal of approval.
For example, South Dakota dairy farm mom Jennifer Gross offers her Oatmeal Yogurt Breakfast Blend recipe, best prepared the night before and stored in the refrigerator for a quick but healthy snack the next morning. The brochure highlights dairy nutrition, farm-to-fridge milk handling and the care taken by dairy farmers in producing wholesome products.
“Sometimes it’s hard to figure out fun and new ways to get three servings of dairy each day,” says Gross of Elkton, South Dakota. “This recipe tastes great for breakfast and gives parents and kids an alternative to a typical bowl of cereal. This on-the-go option lets them try something different.”
A second free item will help families understand the great nutrition delivered by flavored milk. A flyer shaped like a milk bottle, called “Five Reasons Flavored Milk Matters,” outlines key flavored milk facts related to child nutrition. Flavored milk has been the subject of discussion across the country in recent months, and the handout helps outline the importance of flavored milk to kids’ health. The fact that children who drink flavored milk have better quality diets and meet more of their nutrient needs than non-milk drinkers is just one reason shared on the flyer.
The items have been distributed at State Fairs across Midwest Dairy’s 10-state territory.
Midwest Dairy Association is a non-profit organization funded by dairy farmers to build demand for dairy products through integrated marketing, nutrition education and research. Midwest Dairy is funded by checkoff dollars from dairy farmers in a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.midwestdairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.