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American Dairy Association Ice Cream Social raises over $8K for Girl Scouts

INDIANAPOLIS – Over 30 local celebrities helped raise $8,282.08 for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana as they dished out ice cream sundaes in honor of National Ice Cream Month Friday, July 12 during the American Dairy Association of Indiana’s 24th annual Ice Cream Social on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.


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Ice Cream Social Celebrity Scooper Schedule


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American Dairy Association Ice Cream Social raises funds for Girl Scouts on July 12

INDIANAPOLIS – Celebrate National Ice Cream Month and chill out in summer’s heat during the American Dairy Association of Indiana’s 24th annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 12 on the southeast quadrant of Monument Circle in front of Hilbert Circle Theatre.


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'30 Dairies in 30 Days' invites Hoosiers to virtual tours of Indiana dairy farms

INDIANAPOLIS – The American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADA) has extended an invitation to folks throughout the Hoosier state to visit "30 Dairies in 30 Days" during June's National Dairy Month.


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Annual 'Winners Drink Milk' Award toasts 500-Mile Race Champion

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the most popular and recognized traditions at the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race is showcased annually through presentation of the Winners Drink Milk Award by the American Dairy Association of Indiana.


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Hill, Hoeing set to deliver Victory Circle Milk

INDIANAPOLIS – Every driver in the 2013 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race will want to make the acquaintance of two Hoosier dairy farmers on Sunday afternoon, May 26.


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Munoz celebrated as 39th Fastest Rookie

INDIANAPOLIS – The youngest driver ever to start the Indianapolis 500 from the front row was honored today (Tues, May 21) by the American Dairy Association of Indiana as recipient of the 39th annual Fastest Rookie of the Year Award.

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Fastest Rookie of the Year and Drink of Milk in Victory Lane 2013

Click here to download the American Dairy Association Bottle of Milk Tradition and Fastest Rookie of the Year General Release.


Meyer's thirst for buttermilk launched Indianapolis 500 Victory Circle tradition

INDIANAPOLIS – When legendary race driver Louis Meyer pulled into Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Memorial Day 1933 and asked for a cold glass of buttermilk to quench his thrist after 500 gruelingmilkes, little did anyone realize a tradition had been born.

Yet that's exactly what had happened. With his simple request, the late, great Meyer —  Indy's first three-time-winner — established a tradition that has become an edearing part of Indianapolis lore.

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Indianpolis 500 'Fastest Rookie' recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The 38 recipients of the American Dairy Association of Indiana's Fastest Rookie of the Year Award at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and their winning speeds, are:

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Dairy & Nutrition Council and Fishers Junior High Salute
Indiana's 2013 Secondary Schools Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor of the Year!

INDIANAPOLIS –Andrea McMurtry, Physical Education Teacher at Fisher Junior High in Fishers, IN has been named Indiana’s Secondary Schools Program Advisor of the Year! Mrs. McMurtry is part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program, taking an active leadership role in encouraging students to get active, eat healthy and make a difference.

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Dairy & Nutrition Council and Mt. Healthy Salute
Indiana's 2013 Elementary Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor of the Year!

INDIANAPOLIS –Kathy Rebber, Physical Education Teacher at Mt. Healthy Elementary School in Columbus, INhas been named Indiana’s Elementary Program Advisor of the Year! Mrs. Rebber is part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program, taking an active leadership role in encouraging students to get active, eat healthy and make a difference.

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Big final weekend caps great State Fair
Free Stage concerts, special deals contribute to successful 17-day run

INDIANAPOLIS – A beautiful final weekend of weather and a diverse line-up of free concerts throughout its 17-day run helped the Indiana State Fair finish as a tremendous success. For just the second time since the fair went to the 17-day format, the fair attracted more than 70,000 visitors on three different days. Overall, 853,941 people attended the event.

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The American Dairy Association of Indiana Crowns 2012 Dairy Princess

INDIANAPOLIS – Annie Rose Achen of Ambia was selected as the 2012-13 Dairy Princess for the American Dairy Association of Indiana. The crowning took place before a crowd of dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Tuesday, July 24, at the Embassy Suites North in Indianapolis.

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Eight first-year drivers feted at American Dairy celebration, Fisher Hartman’s Josef Newgarden nabs 38th Fastest Rookie honors

INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden – whose rise to the pinnacle of motorsports has been both steady and sensational - was honored today (Tues, May 22) by the American Dairy Association of Indiana as recipient of the 38th annual Fastest Rookie of the Year Award.

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International driving stars to compete for Fastest Rookie honors

INDIANAPOLIS – A sensational cast of eight rookie drivers from around the globe has converged on Indianapolis to compete for one of the most prestigious honors associated with the 500-Mile Race: the 38th annual Fastest Rookie of the Year Award.

The American Dairy Association of Indiana and its Hoosier dairy farm families have been sponsors of the program since its inception in 1975.

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500 Festival activities showcase Hoosier dairy industry during May

INDIANAPOLIS – The American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADA) proudly participates in a trio of 500 Festival activities during the month of May. Each solidifies the tradition and longstanding relationship among the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500, the 500 Festival, and Hoosier dairy farm families.

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Indiana Dairy Farmers Sponsor Finest Marching Band Contest in Nation

Students Refuel with Prairie Farms Milk after Competition

Over 200,000 music students get the message that ‘winners drink milk’ throughout the year thanks to Indiana dairy farmers’ sponsorship of Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) events. The sponsorship is coordinated by Milk Promotion Services of Indiana. ISSMA holds the finest marching band contest in the nation according to the judges from all across the country who were in Indianapolis for the recent Marching Band State Finals.

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Study Finds Increased Consumption of Dairy Foods and Protein During Weight Loss Helps Preserve Muscle While Losing Fat

New research indicates that diet- and exercise-induced weight loss with higher protein and increased dairy product intakes improves weight loss quality by promoting more favorable body composition changes in overweight and obese women. The study, co-funded by the Dairy Research Institute™, Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, was conducted by McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, and is now available online on the Journal of Nutrition website.

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Christel House Academy Awarded $2,000 Fuel Up Breakfast Grant From National Dairy Council and General Mills

August 30, 2011 – Christel House Academy has been awarded a $2,000 Fuel Up Breakfast Grant from the National Dairy Council and General Mills. A total of $100,000 in funding was awarded to 39 schools nationwide to help build or expand breakfast programs for the 2011-12 school year.

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The American Dairy Association of Indiana Crowns 2011 Dairy Princess

Mallarie Stookey of Milford was selected as the 2011-12 Dairy Princess for the American Dairy Association of Indiana. The crowning took place before a crowd of dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Tuesday, July 26, at the Embassy Suites North in Indianapolis. Mallarie age, 17, is the daughter of Jeff and Marla Stookey.

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American Dairy’s 22nd Ice Cream Social on the Circle tallies $6400 for Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana

Friday, July 8 was a sultry, sun-drenched day, and downtowners were on the hunt for a refreshing summertime treat. Thousands found exactly what they were looking for at the 22nd annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle, sponsored by the American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADAI).

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Celebrity Scoopers set to serve up sundaes during Friday’s Ice Cream Social on the Circle

An array of local personalities representing sports, business and media are flexing their wrists and perfecting their scooping techniques in preparation for Friday’s 22nd annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle.

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22nd Ice Cream Social on the Circle set for July 8; event moves to SE quadrant

Take a break from summer’s heat on Friday, July 8 and enjoy a delicious, refreshing ice cream sundae at the 22nd annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle. The event, sponsored by the American Dairy Association of Indiana and its Hoosier dairy farm families, celebrates National Ice Cream Month and Indiana’s ranking as No. 2 in US ice cream production.

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Colts Mascot Rewards School For Fueling Up To Play 60

Blue, the official mascot of the Indianapolis Colts, will reward the students and staff of Custer Baker Intermediate School after they were chosen as the inaugural winners of Blue’s Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP60) Challenge.

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Indiana Dairy Community Responds to WTHR Segment

May 17, 2011 – Indianapolis, Ind., -- In light of last night’s news report, “What’s In Your Milk?,” the dairy community in Indiana would like to reiterate our unwavering commitment to producing pure, wholesome milk.

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Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary Receives Funding for Wellness Program

Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary has been chosen to receive $2,800 to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, the Indiana Dairy and Nutrition Council announced today.

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Local Students Honored at Colts Game!

On November 28th, ten fortunate Fuel Up to Play 60 students will be introduced on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium before the Colts home game against the Chargers.

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Dairy Management Inc. and America's Dairy Farmers Set the Record Straight

The New York Times and numerous media outlets this past week have inaccurately reported on the nation's farmer-funded dairy promotion program. Much of the reporting is fundamentally wrong.

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Great Year for Dairy Bar: 2010 Indiana State Fair

Amid soaring temperatures, the Dairy Bar had another great year at the 2010 Indiana State Fair. From August 6 – 22, thousands of Hoosiers indulged their tastebuds and cooled their heads with delectable treats from the State Fair-famous Dairy Bar.

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Sarah Kaufmann, The Cheese Lady, returns to Indiana State Fair

More than 1500 pounds of Indiana-produced mild cheddar cheese, along with a few other favorites, such as Gouda and white cheddar, will be sculpted into an amazing work of art portraying the NFL and National Dairy Council's in-school based program, Fuel Up to Play 60.

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Beat the Freshman 15

The term "Freshman 15" originally referred to the typical number of credit hours full-time students take each semester, but pop culture now claims that 15 is the number of pounds many college students gain their first year away from home.

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School Lunch Makes the Grade

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, students are flunking healthy eating. Less than 20 percent of school children eat the recommended daily servings of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, and only 30 percent consume three servings of dairy each day.

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2010-2011 Dairy Princess Crowned

Elles Niessen of Lewisville was selected as the 2010 - 2011 Dairy Princess for the American Dairy Association of Indiana. The crowning took place before a crowd of dairy industry members, their families and friends, on Tuesday, July 27, at the Embassy Suites North in Indianapolis.

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American Dairy Association Ice Cream Social to benefit Marlin Jackson's
Fight for Life Foundation

Join the American Dairy Association of Indiana and its Hoosier Dairy Farm Families as they "Scream for Ice Cream" at the 21st annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle!

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Celebrate June Dairy Month with free brunch, tour of local dairy farm on Saturday, June 12

Central Indiana residents are invited to join the American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADAI) and the Hoosier state's dairy farm families as they celebrate June's National Dairy Month with a free public brunch and educational dairy farm tour.

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The Indianapolis Colts and Dairy and Nutrition Council Inc. Announce Indiana School Winner
of Fuel Up to Play 60 Competition

While recently there has been a national focus on eliminating child obesity throughout the country, in Indiana, Bailly Elementary has shown that focusing on small, realistic improvements can be the first step toward that goal.

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Indiana's Family of Farmers Celebrate Being Everyday Environmentalists
at Earth Day Indiana 2010

"As stewards of our environment, we have always been aware that nurturing and protecting our farms and the products we grow is in the best interests of all our families and the communities in which we live," said Heather Hill, a farmer from Greenfield, Ind.

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Vintage Indiana Tickets On Sale Now; Jennie DeVoe, needtobreathe, Jon McLaughlin Will Entertain at Fest

Advance sale tickets for the 11th annual Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival are available now at www.vintageindiana.com. The popular outdoor festival will be held on Saturday, June 5, 11 am to 7 pm at Military Park in Downtown Indianapolis.

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Science Supports the Important Role of Milk, Including Flavored Milk, in Children's Nutrition

All milk contains a unique combination of nutrients important for growth and development. And flavored milk accounts for less than 3.5 percent of added sugar intake among children ages 6-12 and less than 2 percent of the added sugar intake among teens.

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Supermarket Sneak Peek: What's New on Grocery Shelves

American's focus on health and wellness has changed the face of neighborhood supermarkets. As consumers search for foods that are not only convenient and portable, but also tasty and healthy, supermarkets are stacking the shelves with foods that meet these demands.

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Dining In is the New Dining Out

In a world flooded with technology – social media, PDAs, cells phones and more – it's easy to lose touch with the people you see every day. Eating at home is a great way to spend time with family, yet 33 percent of respondents (the highest percentage) to a November 2009 Vanity Fair/60 Minutes poll said "dining out" was the hardest to cut back on during the recession. Dining in can help families save money and is the perfect opportunity to try out new recipes that everyone, even the kids, can help prepare.

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World School Milk Day - Connecting Kids Across the Continents

White, chocolate, or strawberry? That's the choice kids across the globe will have on September 30th as they celebrate World School Milk Day. This international event focuses on providing student with a fun way to learn about the role milk plays in healthy diets.

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New Science Review Examines Multiple Health Benefits of Dairy Foods

Food prices rose by 5.5 percent in the past year and are expected to increase up to an additional 4 percent in 2009. Americans are seeking to get the most out of their dollar, and since together, dairy foods provide a unique package of nine essential nutrients, they are a nutritional bang for the buck.

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National Dairy Month Brings Value for Both Body and Budget

Food prices rose by 5.5 percent in the past year, and they're expected to increase up to an additional 4 percent in 2009.(1) As Americans continue to cut costs in the current economic environment, leading nutrition experts fear many will do so at the expense of a nutritious diet.

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20th annual American Dairy Association Ice Cream Social to benefit Marlin Jackson's Fight for Life Foundation

Join the American Dairy Association Indiana, Inc. and its Hoosier Dairy Farm Families as they "Scream for Ice Cream" at the 20th annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle.

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McDonalds Partnership Helps Boost Milk Sales

McDonald's® new McCafe® specialty coffee drinks — which consist of up to 80 percent milk — have officially launched at the chain's nearly 14,000 restaurants nationwide. Dairy producers, through their checkoff investment, are partnering with McDonald's to increase milk sales through the new beverages.

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Raphael Matos captures 35th 'Fastest Rookie' Award

Driver Raphael Matos was honored today (Tuesday, May 19) by the American Dairy Association of Indiana as recipient of the 35th annual Fastest Rookie of the Year Award.

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Beat the Blues with Good Mood Foods and Nutrition Stimulus Package

With the national unemployment rate at 8.1 percent and rising, home sales continuing to slide and consumer confidence at its lowest level in history, Americans are concerned about their wallets and looking for ways to not only save money, but also improve their frustrated moods.

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