It’s time to crank up the half-pint carton machine and get milk to those nearly 50 million children who returned—or will be returning toon--to U.S. public schools, as well as all those in the private school sector. Dairy and nutrition advocates are encouraging parents and policymakers to prioritize the health of students by making milk and dairy options more accessible in the coming school year.
School milk sales have declined by more than one billion half pints since the 2008-2009 school year. This presents a challenge for both the dairy industry and school districts nationwide as they look to modernize milk while delivering it to students in the most economical, efficient and sustainable way possible.
- Dosa by DOSA (Chico, Calif.) – Indian yogurt Lassi drinks.
- Board at Home (Chico, Calif.) – E-commerce company, offering an experience of artisanal crafted cheeses and products shipped directly to consumers’ homes.
- Goon with the Spoon (Danville, Calif.) – Specialty super premium ice cream from hip-hop artist, entrepreneur and chef Earl “E-40” Stevens.
- Mi Terro (City of Industry, Calif.) – A first-of-its kind, venture-backed synthetic biology and advanced material company that engineers biomass waste into compostable biomaterials to end microplastic.
- Neutral Foods (Gustine, Calif.) – Organic Half and Half product that has a carbon neutral footprint.
- Pariva (Boston, Mass.) – Spreadable marinated yogurt bites.
- Tres Lecheria (La Habra, Calif.) – Traditional and flavored Tres Leches cakes.
- Wheyward Spirit (Sonoma, Calif.) – A clear, specialty spirit upcycled and distilled from whey.