DETROIT, Mich. — At Mary McCloud Bethune Elementary Middle School in Detroit today, All-Star Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond announced he joined the Milk Means More campaign. As part of his work with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM), Drummond will promote milk to athletes of all ages via special appearances and social media.
Drummond celebrated joining UDIM’s team of professional athlete ambassadors with a special NBA Fit Clinic. At the clinic, kids in grades 7 and 8 heard about the importance of nutrition to athletes, had a chance to workout like Andre, and enjoyed a nutritious snack.
“Nutrition is important, especially to athletes,” Drummond said. “I enjoy strawberry milk after workouts and games because it’s the perfect fuel for my recovery. The protein, carbs, and nutrients in milk set me up for success every time I hit the court.”
Three servings of low-fat and fat-free dairy foods are recommended every day for people 9 years of age and older. Dairy is the number one source of dietary protein and calcium, both vital to growing bodies.
“We are thrilled to have Andre join the Milk Means More team,” said Sharon Toth, registered dietitian and chief executive officer of UDIM. “His reputation on and off the court, combined with his commitment to community, make Andre the perfect ambassador.”
Drummond joins world champion athletes Allison Schmitt and Lindsay Tarpley, and professional runner Leah O’Connor as a Milk Means More ambassador.
About United Dairy Industry of Michigan
The United Dairy Industry of Michigan is the umbrella organization for the Dairy Council of Michigan and the American Dairy Association of Michigan. On behalf of Michigan’s dairy farm families, these non-profit organizations provide science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier society, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. For more information, visit MilkMeansMore.org.
— United Dairy Industry of Michigan
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