Washington State Dairy Council

Washington State Dairy Council

Your Nutrition Education Resource

Nourishing students is a top priority for our dairy farmers and the Washington State Dairy Council. We support school nutrition professionals in numerous ways in their efforts to feed youth and provide important nutrients through school meals.

As you know, milk is an integral part of the federal school meals programs because of its beneficial nutrient package. Many students fall short in meeting daily dairy recommendations and school meals are an opportunity to close that gap and help them meet their needs for calcium, vitamin D and other needed nutrients provided by milk. From mind to body, real milk is an important part of living well with 13 essential nutrients in every glass.



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Think, drink, grow brochure inside spread
Food models handout cover pagePlayful infographic of nutrients that help me grow. Colorful illustration of a child holding a milk glass, surrounded by bubbles with text describing 11 nutrients, how they benefit our bodies, and two examples each of foods to eat.








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Our Mission Statement

Inspire lifelong health and enjoyment of dairy through evidence-based nutrition education and leadership.

Our board members


Meet your Dairy Council Team:

Njongenhle Nyoni, PhD
Sr. Director of Sustainability
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Brianne Cowan, RDN, CD
Director of Nutrition and Wellness
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Tim Pierson, MS, RDN, CD
Sustainable Nutrition Director
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