Ania Stilwell - Dairy Spot
Ania Stilwell

About Ania Stilwell

Consumer Marketing Coordinator, Content Contributor and former journalist. I love fresh, local foods - especially all things dairy. That’s why I work to spread the word about delicious products made with the wholesome milk produced by our 13,500 dairy farmers and their cows. As a shopper, I get overwhelmed by all the food choices at the grocery store. Let’s maneuver through the dairy aisle together!
11 10, 2017

3 Meaningful Ways to Honor National Farmers Day

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Dairy Diary, Dairy Farming, Dairy Spot, Dairy-Diary, Home-Featured, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments


We are the reason dairy farmers get up at odd hours to feed and care for their animals, work year-round on the farm, and make sure we have an ample supply of fresh, local dairy. It is their life’s passion and commitment.

I am proud to work for our 12,000 dairy farmers at American Dairy Association North East. Thursday, October 12 is National Farmers Day – it’s my chance (and yours) to say, thank you, and honor these hardworking farmers.
Tour a Dairy Farm
If you ever get the opportunity to visit a dairy farm, do it! In honor of National Farmers […]

06 10, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Dairy for a More Basic Life

By |October 6th, 2017|Categories: Beverages, Dairy Diary, Dairy Spot, Dairy-Diary, Food and Recipes, Holidays, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s okay to be basic. But why not add a little spice to your life? Pumpkin spice, to be exact. Your grocery aisle has a harvest overload of pumpkin anything-you’ve-ever-wanted.

Introducing pumpkin spice dairy we know you’ll fall for, from yogurt and ice cream to milk and more.

Carve Time for Yogurt
Nothing screams fall like pumpkin spice… yogurt? Yeah, that’s right, yogurt. Only it tastes like pumpkin pie. Even better, it’s a guilt-free indulgence.

Flip over the crunchy taste of Chobani’s Pumpkin Harvest Crisp with pie crust pieces, glazed pumpkin seed and pecans.
Opt for the smoothness of Siggi’s Pumpkin […]

26 09, 2017

Learn How Drinking Milk Keeps Seniors Moving

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: Dairy Diary, Dairy Spot, Dairy-Diary, Dinner, Nutrition and Health, Recipe, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Whether you’re 7 or 77, drinking milk at any age is important for good health. Milk is a good source of vitamin D and calcium, which older adults tend to need more of, to maintain bone strength, preserve muscle strength, and prevent osteoporosis. For some seniors, milk means more than nutrition. It provides comfort in their golden years.

Milk Driven Memories
“My grandfather had some cows and he used to bring us milk,” recalls 77-year-old Doris Perschka. Growing up, Perschka lived near her grandfather’s farm in Atlanta, Pennsylvania. Ever since she was a young girl, milk played an important role […]

28 08, 2017

The Impact of Dairy

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Dairy Diary, Dairy Spot, Dairy-Diary, Nutrition and Health, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I confess, milk is something I take for granted. It takes little effort to reach into the refrigerator and pull out milk, or to run to the store and pick up a fresh gallon. I never considered milk a luxury, until I spoke with the York family from Western Pennsylvania.
Meet the York Family
Margaret York is the family matriarch. Retired, her job is helping to run a nine-person household. She lives in a three-bedroom house with her daughter, LaTonya York, a 43-year-old, full-time working mom. In addition, Margaret helps look after LaTonya’s one child and niece. The seven children are […]

06 04, 2017

Favorite Breakfast Dairy Pairings Around the World

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Dairy Diary, Dairy Lovers Section-Promo1, Dairy Spot, Dairy-Diary, Food and Recipes, Home-Featured, Perfect Pairings, Recipe, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

I love to travel and cannot resist my wanderlust. It’s inherited from my favorite travel companion, my mother. She and I are looking at our next trip. We’re deciding between her choices of an excursion to Hawaii or Alaska. As the matriarch, she gets first dibs.

As I was looking over the latest brochures with my Saturday latte (whole milk, of course), I got to thinking… I have experienced some unique breakfast dairy pairings across the world.

Here’s my unofficial list of my favorite use of dairy in breakfast around the world.
Ukraine: Cornmeal Porridge
Ordering authentic cornmeal porridge in my native language […]

28 03, 2017

Lactose Intolerance Facts: Can I Still Drink Dairy?

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Ask Dietitian-Health, Ask Dietitian-Milk, Dairy Diary, Dairy Spot, Home-Featured, Nutrition and Health, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

One of the most frequent questions we hear about lactose intolerance is, can I still drink dairy?

Yes! There are ways for people with lactose intolerance to enjoy their favorite dairy foods, while benefiting from the wholesome nutrients found in milk, cheese, and yogurt.

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions – and answers – we received during Lactose Intolerance Month in February.
What is lactose intolerance?
The inability to fully digest a naturally occurring sugar (lactose) found in milk and other dairy products. With this condition, the body does not make enough of an enzyme (lactase) needed to break down […]

21 02, 2017

Food Safety: 5 Ways Dairy is Kept Safe

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: Dairy Diary, Dairy Farming, Dairy-Diary, Home-Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A lot of work goes into making safe, wholesome milk. Ever wonder, what happens on a dairy farm? And how does milk get from the farm to your table?

Providing high quality milk for our tables starts with dairy farmers’ taking good care of their cows. The animals are fed nutritious food, given 24-hour access to fresh water, and get milked 2-3 times a day. It’s a round the clock job!

On a farm tour of Richmond Dairy Farms, John Richmond hosted Buffalo Bills Aaron Williams (#23) and other players.

 1. On the Farm
On the farm, it’s hands off the milk! Milk from cows […]

24 01, 2017

Top 5 Dairy Food Trends to Watch in 2017

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Dairy Diary, Food and Recipes, Home-Featured, Nutrition and Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As we usher in a new year, a few dairy food trends are on our radar. It’s once again cool to have fresh, home-cooked meals made with locally-sourced food. Where food comes from, how it’s made, and food waste prevention are all the rage this year, boiling down to 2017 being a pivotal year for sustainable eats. Here are a few of the top trends to keep an eye open for this year:

1 – Making calories count
With growing evidence that fats are an essential part of a balanced diet, our love affair with “low fat” anything appears to be […]