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Yogurt Dividers, Cheese Pushers Make Dairy Cases More User-Friendly, Promote Sales
ADA North East has recently installed new yogurt dividers and cheese pushers in several retail stores in New York and Pennsylvania.
The dividers keep the yogurt organized by flavor and brand so shoppers can easily find their favorite option
The pushers keep block cheese at the front of the shelf for easy, convenient access to all the varieties.
Both installations are part of ADA North East’s Dairy Aisle Reinvention Program that gives dairy cases a “makeover” to make the shopping experience more positive which has proven to help boost dairy sales. We have installed yogurt dividers in 1,555 stores and cheese pushers in 284 stores across the region.
Distribution Events Provide Nutritious Milk and Dairy Products to Help Feed Local Families
Dairy farmer Mike McMahon of EZ Acres Farm, Homer, N.Y., volunteered at the food distribution event on Wednesday at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. 
This week, ADA North East is working with USDA-Approved vendor Renzi Foodservice, along with community organizations in three New York locations to help distribute more than 1,700 boxes of dairy foods, each weighing 20 pounds. Three events in Pennsylvania will get more than 5,000 gallons of milk to local families. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and Nourish New York government-funded grants have made it possible for the community groups to provide the much-needed milk and food to those in need.

“There is clearly a need nutritionally in Central New York, and it’s good to know we can help out in this way,” said Mike McMahon of EZ Acres Farm. “I hope that by giving away these dairy products it inspires families to get back in the habit of consuming more dairy in the future.”
School Nutrition Directors Express Appreciation for New York State Fair Butter Sculpture Theme
Cardboard cutouts of school foodservice directors Rachel Murphy and Mark Bordeau were placed in the butter sculpture case at the virtual unveiling. 
Themed “Nourishing Our Future,” the 52nd New York State Fair annual butter sculpture paid tribute to dairy farmers, parents and especially to the school foodservice workers who are dedicated to ensuring a healthy diet that includes milk to enhance their students’ learning. 

Mark Bordeau, senior Food Service Director from Broome Tioga BOCES, and Rachel Murphy, School Nutrition Director of Syracuse City Schools, thanked ADA North East, showing their gratitude for acknowledging food and nutrition professionals in the iconic event. Bordeau added, “Thank you for all you do for us involved in child nutrition. We are so fortunate to have you as a partner.”
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