August 19, 2022

Dairy association offers online Family Resources Page

INDIANAPOLIS — To help provide creative outlets and resources for individuals to keep busy during the shelter-in-place order, the American Dairy Association of Indiana Inc. has been creating informative and fun content for families to help pass the time.

Meg Magsamen, who serves as the youth wellness program manager for ADAI, said that when restrictions and regulations went into place limiting face-to-face contact and large gatherings of people to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the dairy association made a special plan to help individuals stay connected with the dairy industry.

“We were able to shift our work and resources to connect dairy and nutrition with fun content people can do at home in their free time,” Magsamen said.

Magsamen said the association started the Family Resources Page for activities people can do at home, including watching videos of dairy farmers, virtual farm tours, fun crafts and recipes utilizing dairy products.

Magsaman said the Family Resources Page is available for anyone to use and has activities teachers can include in their e-learning coursework.

The program manager said the association puts up at least one social media post throughout the week providing fun facts about the dairy industry or activities that allow the public to interact.

Some of the activities the association has provided include Moo-vie Mondays and Foodie Fridays, which show tasty dishes interjected with information about dairy nutrition.

To learn more about the Family Resources Page, visit https://winnersdrinkmilk.com.