To emphasize the important role dairy products play in a balanced diet, the Baldwinsville Central School District recently partnered with the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc. (ADADC) and hosted a special visitor at Reynolds Elementary - a dairy calf.
The one-month-old calf was accompanied by its owner, Onondaga County Dairy Princess Kaitlyn Guptill. It's all part of the Baldwinsville Central School District's efforts to promote wellness, physical activity and healthy foods.
As students were petting the calf, Guptill answered their questions about how milk is produced and she described her experiences growing up on a dairy farm. She also spoke about the importance of drinking milk and consuming dairy products every day as part of a nutritious diet.
During lunch periods, students posed with milk mustaches, provided by the ADADC, and they signed a giant pledge indicating their support for "Fuel Up to Play 60," a national program of the NFL, which encourages students to make healthy food choices and to exercise at least 60 minutes a day.
Reynolds Elementary is participating in this program. As a reminder to get active and eat right, students and staff members have been wearing football jerseys every Friday since the beginning of the school year, and they play football at recess.