Attention High Schools: Hot Chocolate Milk grants are available through October 31st, 2018! See more detail about grant opportunities below.

New England Dairy & Food Council is excited to share our new resources to help schools add hot chocolate milk to their menus. Heating chocolate milk and offering it as hot chocolate to older students is a great way to help increase milk consumption and attract new customers to your breakfast and lunch programs. Not convinced students will like it? Listen to what students at Auburn High School in Auburn, MA have to say about hot chocolate milk as a part of their school meal programs.  

We recommend the Chocolady dispensing unit to warm and serve hot chocolate milk to students. School Nutrition Director Janice King of Auburn Public Schools has great things to share about working with the unit. Product and ordering information for the Chocolady dispensing unit can be found here. 

Promotion is key with any new or existing program. We’ve created a great Hot Chocolate Milk Promotion Kit inspired by local coffee shops to help you spread the word.
Resources can be downloaded and printed in-house or at your local printer.  

Grant Opportunity!

Do you represent a high school that is interested in starting a Hot Chocolate Milk program with a dispenser and a printed version of our kit? New England Dairy & Food Council is currently accepting funding applications for this program. Download and complete the application, then send it to dairygrants@newenglanddairy.com by 11:59 PM on October 31st, 2018. At this time we are only able to provide grants for Hot Chocolate Milk to high schools in CT, MA, NH, RI & VT.

Each funded school will receive the Hot Chocolate Milk Promotion Kit, dispenser and $.20 per student to cover the costs of taste testing and promotion. Funds are limited, and priority will be given to high schools looking to add Hot Chocolate Milk as an option with reimbursable meals. Funding will be awarded based on strength of plan, and potential impact.