Alice In Dairyland Teaching Health

Chuck Zimmerman

Building A Healthy WisconsinYou met this year’s Alice in Dairyland earlier on World Dairy Diary and I’m guessing we’ll be hearing more from her. For example this story:

Gena Cooper — Wisconsin’s 58th Alice in Dairyland — and Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) will visit Wisconsin schools this year to lead the new Building a Healthy Wisconsin interactive classroom lesson. The session highlights the impact of agriculture to the state and agricultural products’ contribution to a healthy diet. It is a cooperative project of the WMMB and the state Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP).

Lively activities teach that the state’s agriculture industry, especially dairy farming, is vital to both the economic and nutritional health of Wisconsinites. This year’s educational tour will visit fourth grade classrooms in the state’s largest cities; Wausau, Eau Claire, LaCrosse, Green Bay, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Madison, and Milwaukee.

Last year’s program Champion Choices from Wisconsin reached 10,000 Wisconsin fourth graders in 246 classrooms.