Virtual Learning Resources

With the increase in virtual learning, Dairy Council® of Arizona is committed to providing free digital resources and curriculum to help educators, health professionals and parents make their job easier.

Nutrition Education Resources

Standards-based Nutrition Curriculum
Dairy Council® of Arizona has partnered with Dairy Council® of California to bring AZ teachers award winning, standards-based curriculum packages for K through Middle School! Both paper and digital versions available. Check them out here!
Order Free Nutrition Education Materials
The Dairy Council© of Arizona and Nevada provides award winning, age-specific nutrition education materials throughout the states of Arizona and Nevada at no charge. See the catalog here.

If you are not an Arizona or Nevada resident, and are interested in nutrition education materials, please visit the National Dairy Council’s website to find the Dairy Council office that serves your area. Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive the requested materials.

Downloadable Nutrition Resources

Dairy Council® of Arizona provides nutrition education materials on a variety of topics. Click here to access downloadable resources that can be reproduced for educational purposes.

Food Models
National Dairy Council’s food models can help make teaching nutrition easy and fun. They are versatile, printer-friendly and bring the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and MyPlate recommendations to life. When printed on 8.5-by-11-inch paper, these food models represent true-to-life serving sizes of the individual foods. Nutrient information is provided on the back of the images in a format similar to the updated 2018 Nutrition Facts labels.
Dairy Toolkit - A Moo-velous Resource and Education Toolkit

This toolkit for educators and parents is packed with information about many aspects of dairy: nutrition, kid-friendly recipes, on the farm information, dairy food safety, all about milk, and fun activity sheets to expand learning. It can be used in school or at home to help kids understand dairy – where it comes from and why it’s good for them.

Please download this toolkit and feel free to print and share any of the materials you find here.

Dairy Farming and Agriculture Resources

Virtual Farm Tours
  • Undeniably Dairy Discovery Education, Caring for Cows & Nourishing Communities: Click Here
  • Discovery Education Dairy STEM Curriculum: Click Here
  • Adopt-A-Cow Program from Discover Dairy: Click Here
Adopt-a-Cow

Forget the guinea pig. How about adopting a 1,500-pound dairy cow for your classroom mascot? Don’t worry about finding a pen big enough to hold her. The photos and stories we’ll send you about her life on the farm will make her “come alive” for your students! Click here for more information and to sign up.

Dairy Toolkit - A Moo-velous Resource and Education Toolkit

This toolkit for educators and parents is packed with information about many aspects of dairy: nutrition, kid-friendly recipes, on the farm information, dairy food safety, all about milk, and fun activity sheets to expand learning. It can be used in school or at home to help kids understand dairy – where it comes from and why it’s good for them.

Please download this toolkit and feel free to print and share any of the materials you find here.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
  • Daisy’s Dairy Dreams: Click Here
  • Daisy Follows the Milk from Farm to Table: Link Coming Soon
  • A Day in the Life of a Cow Video: Click Here
  • Books about Cows and Dairy: Click Here
  • National Dairy Council’s Downloadable Food Models: Click Here
  • National Ag in the Classroom Curriculum Matrix: Click Here
  • Adopt-a-Cow program from Discover Dairy: Click Here
  • Arizona Farm Bureau’s Bitmoji Classroom Dairy Activities: Click Here
3rd - 5th Grade
  • Cow Lingo – Definitions on a Dairy Farm: View PDF
  • Cooling systems: Watch Video
  • Wes Kerr and Cow Care: Watch Video
  • Books about Cows and Dairy: View PDF
  • A Cow’s Tale: Care and Keeping of Cows: Click Here
  • Books about Cows and Dairy: View PDF
  • National Dairy Council’s Downloadable Food Models: Click Here
  • National Ag in the Classroom Curriculum Matrix: Click Here
  • Adopt-a-Cow program from Discover Dairy: Click Here
  • Arizona Farm Bureau’s Bitmoji Classroom Dairy Activities: Click Here
  • Undeniably Dairy Discovery Ed, Caring for Cows & Nourishing Communities: Click Here
  • Discovery Education Dairy STEM Curriculum: Click Here
6th – 8th Grade
9th – 12th Grade

Health Professional Resources

We also encourage you to take advantage of additional instructional resources provided by National Dairy Council® and other sources:

Health Professional Webinars
  • Diabetes and Dairy: Research, Recommendations and Real World: Click Here
  • A World Well Nourished: Dairy’s Role in Health and Sustainable Food Systems: Click Here
  • Dairy DYK: Your Top Questions Answered: Click Here
  • Get Cultured on Fermented Dairy Foods: Click Here
  • Fat or Fiction: The Science of Whole Milk Dairy Foods Within Healthy Eating Patterns: Click Here
Dairy Nourishes Network
National Dairy Council’s Dairy Nourishes Network brings together food, nutrition and health professionals to discuss how dairy foods are part of nourishing people and communities, while also being mindful of the planet. Join here
Science Summaries
This is a sample of the Science Summaries published by National Dairy Council®Click here to see more on NDC’s website.

Food Models
National Dairy Council’s food models can help make teaching nutrition easy and fun. They are versatile, printer-friendly and bring the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and MyPlate recommendations to life. When printed on 8.5-by-11-inch paper, these food models represent true-to-life serving sizes of the individual foods. Nutrient information is provided on the back of the images in a format similar to the updated 2018 Nutrition Facts labels.

Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainability is about more than environmental impact. It’s also about food security, adequate nutrition, regenerative agriculture, and so much more. This definition from National Dairy Council® is a good starting place to understand sustainable food systems and sustainable nutrition:

“Sustainable nutrition is the ongoing science-based pursuit for solutions that provide affordable, accessible, nutrient rich foods that can nourish the world’s growing global population, while also protecting environmental resources.”
– National Dairy Council®

 These resources will show you the commitment made by dairy farmers to be part of the solution for sustainable food systems:

Lesson Plans and Curriculum Packages

Farm Tour Lessons
  • Undeniably Dairy Discovery Education, Caring for Cows & Nourishing Communities: Click Here
  • Discovery Education Dairy STEM Curriculum: Click Here
  • Adopt-a-Cow program from Discover Dairy: Click Here
  • Arizona Farm Bureau’s Bitmoji Classroom Dairy Activities: Click Here
Standards-based Nutrition Curriculum
Dairy Council® of Arizona has partnered with Dairy Council® of California to bring AZ teachers award winning, standards-based curriculum packages for K through Middle School! Both paper and digital versions available.  Click Here
Order Free Nutrition Education Materials
The Dairy Council© of Arizona and Nevada provides award winning, age-specific nutrition education materials throughout the states of Arizona and Nevada at no charge.  See the catalog here.

If you are not an Arizona or Nevada resident, and are interested in nutrition education materials, please visit the National Dairy Council’s website to find the Dairy Council office that serves your area. Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive the requested materials.

Downloadable Nutrition Resources

Dairy Council® of Arizona provides nutrition education materials on a variety of topics. Click here to access downloadable resources that can be reproduced for educational purposes.

Food Models
National Dairy Council’s food models can help make teaching nutrition easy and fun. They are versatile, printer-friendly and bring the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and MyPlate recommendations to life. When printed on 8.5-by-11-inch paper, these food models represent true-to-life serving sizes of the individual foods. Nutrient information is provided on the back of the images in a format similar to the updated 2018 Nutrition Facts labels.
Dairy Toolkit - A Moo-velous Resource and Education Toolkit

This toolkit for educators and parents is packed with information about many aspects of dairy: nutrition, kid-friendly recipes, on the farm information, dairy food safety, all about milk, and fun activity sheets to expand learning. It can be used in school or at home to help kids understand dairy – where it comes from and why it’s good for them.

Please download this toolkit and feel free to print and share any of the materials you find here.

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