Loma Vista Elementary School had a Mobile Dairy Classroom come and visit their campus on Friday, March 8, and give an assembly to teach students about the anatomy of a cow and the production of milk.
The Mobile Dairy Classroom is an interactive assembly that brings a trailer with a full grown cow and teaches students the anatomy of the cow, the process of which milk is produced and the foods that come from milk, and also gives students a quick lesson on milking a cow.
The Mobile Dairy instructor shared with students that the cow he brought, named Lucy, was pregnant. He went on to share about the cows anatomy, how cows carry their babies, and taught students about how a cow digests it’s food and the different chambers within it’s stomach.
The students were also taught how to milk a cow and were given a live demonstration. Students were encouraged to ask questions and participate in the dialogue about dairy products and the process of how milk is made.
After the assembly each student was given the opportunity to pet the cow, Lucy.
The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a part of the Dairy Council of California, an organization that has been around since 1919. The organization’s mission is to teach nutrition education and to show California's dairy farming families and milk processors contribution to community health. The organization also provides free education programs and resources to schools and health professionals about the many benefits and uses of milk and milk products, and making the best eating choices from all the food groups.