• Healthy Eating and Exercise the Focus for Kids as Cabot Creamery Co-Operative Teams with Florida Dairy Farmers, the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and the Museum of Science & Industry

    Cabot and the Florida Dairy Farmers to host first-ever Girl Scout Patch Day at the Museum of Science & Industry


    Tampa, FL (March 20, 2017)Cabot Creamery Co-operative and Florida Dairy Farmers are joining forces with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida to host the first ever Girl Scout Patch Day at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa.


    The event takes place at MOSI on Saturday, March 25 from 4pm to 6pm and includes more than 100 Girl Scouts and their families.  The free program is part of Cabot’s Scout Patch program that enables Scouts to earn custom-designed patches for various educational activities focused on health, community, business and social responsibility.  In the case of the upcoming MOSI event, Girl Scouts who participate and complete the two-hour program will earn Cabot’s newest patch program “Fueling Head To Toe”, that helps Scouts learn about the importance of healthy eating and exercise in building a healthy body. The Scouts will engage in adult-led fun activities to learn how to build a healthy snack, how to do yoga to strengthen their body and why dairy is a healthy part of a balanced and nutritious diet.

    “We’re excited to be partnering with Florida Dairy Farmers, the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and MOSI to present this fun, healthy and educational program,” said Cabot’s Registered Dietitian and Director of Marketing – Wellness & Community Programs, Sara Wing. “Cabot’s Scout Patch programs, featuring patches inspired by and designed by kids are programs that take a fun approach to dealing with serious issues like healthy eating, exercise and overall good nutrition.  We’ve learned over the years that coupling fun activities and rewarding children with our Scout Patches is one of the most effective ways for kids to develop healthy food choices early in life. That pays huge dividends in terms of good health and wellness for years to come,” Wing said.

    Scouts will rotate through a series of activity stations including:

    • Mooga Yoga – The importance of exercise in building healthy bodies

    • MyPlate Food Activity

    • Building a Healthy Snack

    • Dairy’oke – Understanding Dairy as a Powerhouse Food

    • Say Cheese – Photo booth 

    • Plus they get to take home various gifts and earn their “Fueling Head To Toe” patch 

    “We’re excited to partner with Cabot and the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida on this important educational program,” said Diahann Smith, Florida Dairy Farmers Senior Director of Communications. “We view this program as an extension of the comprehensive efforts launched by the National Dairy Council in collaboration with the USDA to educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical activity.  The Scout Patch program does just that, in a fun and exciting way.”

    ABOUT CABOT CREAMERY CO-OPERATIVE: Cabot Creamery Co-operative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919 and makes a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Best known as makers of “The World’s Best Cheddar and The World’s Best Lowfat Cheddar,” Cabot is owned by 1100 dairy farm families throughout New England and Upstate New York. For additional information on Cabot Creamery Co-operative, please visit http://www.cabotcheese.coop

    ABOUT FLORIDA DAIRY FARMERS: Florida Dairy Farmers is Florida’s milk promotion organization, representing more than 130 Florida dairy farmers who work every day to provide a steady supply of fresh milk. The farmer-funded organization works to enhance the industry’s image with a goal of increasing milk and dairy product sales statewide via consumer marketing and education. The Dairy Council of Florida is a component of FDF and serves Florida educators and health professionals. For more information, please visit: http://www.floridamilk.com