It's a Fact: Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day and DairyMax Won't Let You Forget ItWed, 19 Sep 2018 11:57:33 CDT
Amanda Horn works within the dairy industry as part of DairyMax’s health and wellness and school marketing teams. Representing dairy producers from across Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, Horn spreads the message of milk’s important role as a staple in any balanced diet. She spoke with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn recently about the work she does to promote the dairy business and create awareness about dairy’s many benefits when it comes to nutritional health. Listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of the page.
When educating consumers, one takeaway Horn always attempts to leave people with is that on a regular basis they should be consuming three servings of dairy a day. If any of those servings are more important than the other- she says breakfast is by and large the highest ranking on that list.
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s not just a myth. There’s research to back it up,” she said. “So, through a lot of different programs, we try to encourage kids to eat breakfast at school. If you start your day out hungry, it goes down hill from there. It’s hard to learn and be focused when you’re hungry.”
Horn insists that a glass of milk contains nine essential nutrients such as calcium, vitamins and protein that children are often missing from and need in their diet for proper development.
“Milk is just that complete package that gives it all to kids,” she remarked. “And, there is a wide range of dairy products out there- whether it’s a glass of milk or a yogurt parfait in the morning or a grilled cheese for lunch. Just fit it into your diet wherever you can. It’s really easy, too, because everyone loves cheese on everything, right.”
With the school back in session, Horn says staying on top of your children’s nutrition is very important to help them be focused and successful in the classroom. Through her work with DairyMax, Horn is doing her part to keep that fact top of mind.
“We are really busy right now promoting our Fuel Up to Play 360 program which is our partnership with the NFL, encouraging kids to get 60 minutes of physical activity a day and to fuel up with the nutrients they need to go out and play,” she said. “We’ve been pushing that at local schools and have a lot of great dairy grants such as the Coolers for Coaches program where high school coaches can apply to get a cooler stocked with chocolate mile, because we know that’s one of the best recovery beverages for athletes. So, we’re just out there pushing milk as many ways as we can for our producers.”
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