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Michigan State University Pavilion - July 23, 2014

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Oh, the Things You'll See at the Great Dairy Adventure!

    New This Year! Jump with Jill - A live music-based health program for kids that makes nutrition education rock!
  • Pet different breeds of cows and calves!
  • Milk a cow!
  • Learn how milk gets from the farm to your table!
  • Fun, take home projects and free gifts!
  • Free dairy food treats including ice cream!
  • Entertaining activities that teach the nutritional importance of dairy products!

Free admission and activites for all ages!

Greetings! Looking for a great way to spend a fun day with kids that doesn't break the bank? The Great Dairy Adventure on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. will feature loads of fun for kids!

Cow milking, craft projects and milk mustache photos are just some of the things to entertain kids as they explore the wild world of dairy. Free ice cream treats, giveaways, drawings and hands-on- activities that teach the nutritional benefits of dairy foods will also be included in this adventuresome day! So pack up the kids, your camera and the picnic basket and head out to the Pavilion for a fun-filled day learning about the dairy world.

New for 2014: Jump with Jill is a live music-based health program for kids that makes nutrition education rock! Created by Registered Dietitian and musician Jill Jayne, MS, RD, the show, music and curriculum are all built on singable messages that make healthy habits memorable. Sponsored by United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Jump with Jill will get children and the adults with them into dairy-powered motivated motion. Sing-along songs such as "The Bone Rap" and "Get Me Goin" (the breakfast song) prominently feature dairy products and their importance to daily diet. Six 15-minute performances will start on each half-hour from 10AM - 12:30 PM. For more information, visit www.jumpwithjill.com.

From toddlers to teenagers, there is something for everyone. Teachers/leaders will receive packets of nutrition education materials that provide simple ideas for teaching kids the importance of including three servings of dairy a day in their diets, in addition to physical activity, to help them develop stronger bones and a healthy lifestyle. Kids will learn that when they put good energy into their bodies, they get energy out.

Admission and all activities are free for kids and adults of all ages. Picnic areas can be set up on the lawn around the Pavilion and concessions are available. Activites will take place inside the Pavilion and all events are handicap accessible. There will be great photo opportunities so don't forget the camera!

The Great Dairy Adventure is part of the Michigan Dairy Expo. Hundreds of cows and their owners will take part in the four-day Expo beginning July 21st. Students from FFA chapters and 4-H clubs around the state will take part in the skills contests during the events.

For groups of 20 or larger: When you arrive at the MSU Pavilion, please send a representative in to get handouts and instructions for your large group.

The MSU Pavilion is located on the MSU campus on Farm Lane between Mt. Hope and Forest roads. Click here to find directions to the event!

For more information contact Carla McLachlan at 517-432-5402. Also visit the United Dairy Industry of Michigan's web site for additional information about dairy nutrition at www.milkmeansmore.org.