her home county of Sheboygan, Ashley Huibregtse, the 61st Alice in
Dairyland is wrapping up her year and is still striving to educate
During visits to Farnsworth Middle
School's Family and Consumer Education classes Huibregtse shared a
program that outlines healthy beverage choices, including milk.
Teenagers face a refrigerator full of beverage options every day, and
they often choose the drink least suited for their dietary needs. Soda,
sports drinks, and "designer drinks" limit consumption of milk when
students need it the most.
The campaign Fuel Up with Milk is aimed at helping high school
students become more conscious of beverage choices. Few realize the
negative impact of decreased calcium in their diet. Therefore, this
program will educate teenagers about the importance of healthy choices
for a healthy body. Students were even able to test their knowledge
through a fun, interactive 'Jeopardairy' game.
have an array of choices that they can make at the grocery store and
vending machine," noted Huibregtse. "Dairy products are a great choice,
and as our state's official beverage they support Wisconsin's diverse
agriculture industry, which generated $51.5 billion each year."
in Dairyland works for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade
and Consumer Protection. She travels the state to promote Wisconsin
agricultural products and educate youth and civic groups about the
state's agriculture industry. The Drink Dos and Don'ts is one of
several programs she'll share during her year-long term. Fuel Up with
Milk is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and the
generous support of Wisconsin's dairy farm families.
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