Mission Statement

Dairy Council® of Arizona’s Mission

To contribute to the achievement of optimal health for all Arizonans by providing leadership in nutrition education based on the concept of a balanced diet, including milk and milk products, in accordance with scientific recommendation.

Who we are

  • a non-profit nutrition education organization
  • supported by Arizona’s milk producers
  • an affiliated unit of National Dairy Council®
  • a leader in nutrition education services in Arizona
  • dedicated to promoting healthy eating habits through nutrition education

What we offer

  • wide range of scientifically based education materials for all age groups-some available in Spanish
  • information on current nutrition issues such as calcium needs, osteoporosis, hypertension, lactose intolerance and dental health
  • nutrition education materials for preschool through senior high
  • milk quality control training for HACCP guidelines for school foodservice personnel
  • dairy product storage and handling information
  • farming and processing information such as how milk gets from the farm to your table
  • interviews for media and reporters on nutrition and dairy products

Dedicated Staff

Arizona Milk Producers and Dairy Council® of Arizona Staff

Tammy Baker, MS, RD, General Manager

Terri Verason, MS, RDN, FAND, Director of Nutrition Education

Patricia J. Johnson, MS, RD, SNS, Director of Nutrition Services

Colleen Bergum, Industry Relations Manager

Cindy Swansiger, School Nutrition Education Specialist

Danielle McGinn, MBA, Director of Business Development

Stephanie Adames, Director of Communications