Your Students Deserve Fresh, Local Foods

It's not always easy to trace the origin of your menu items, but when you choose Hiland Dairy you’re choosing dairy products from farms that are close to your schools. Our goal is to help you create a healthful environment and nutritional experience, and to provide your students with the foundation for educational opportunities they need to build positive lifelong habits.

Hiland Dairy's pure, fresh and local milk and full line of healthful dairy items are nutrient-dense and protein-packed, with absolutely NO artificial growth hormones. And, our milk is tested for antibiotics and contains no high-fructose corn syrup.

Farmer-Owned and as Fresh as Can Be

How does Hiland deliver fresh, local taste? We are farmer-owned and committed to ensuring that our friends and families — many of whom you know — always get the freshest, most delicious milk and dairy products. In fact, most of our milk is produced by farms within 100 miles of our processing facilities. The result is that we deliver fresh, local and great-tasting milk to your schools.

Milk has been a staple part of school meals for generations. The nine essential nutrients found in milk are a key component for healthy children. Plus, Hiland Dairy products:

  • Contain NO artificial growth hormones
  • Contain NO dyes or artificial flavors*
  • Contain NO high-fructose corn syrup
  • Are tested for antibiotics
  • Are made with pure and fresh milk from farms close to your school

As your fresh and local dairy partner, Hiland is committed to helping you create positive, beneficial, healthful eating experiences for your students.

*Hiland Dairy is committed to 100% implementation of clean labeling of our products by the elimination of artificial colors and flavors, beginning with our school milk starting January 2017.

Sustainability is at the Core of our Commitment

At Hiland, we understand that school meals require planning and work each and every day in order to feed kids nutritious and tasty meals. One thing you shouldn't have to worry about is whether the products you use are causing negative environmental impact.

As members of your local community — and farmers committed to ensuring safe land and water for future generations — Hiland has developed an intensive sustainability program. We want your local communities to continue to grow and thrive for one simple reason: They are our communities, too.

The Gold Standard

Hiland is a participant of the Dairy Farmers of America's Gold Standard Program, an on-farm best practices evaluation program that assesses operations in the areas of animal care and wellness, environmental stewardship, employee training and milk safety and quality. We are continually searching for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle the resources that are part of our production processes.

If you would like more information about Hiland’s sustainability efforts and educational opportunities, or materials for your students, please contact us. We are proud to share our efforts, and we are committed to helping spread the word to build a better future for our children.

Local Impact

Most Hiland production facilities are in or near urban areas, so we are careful to reduce wastewater stress on municipal sewer systems.