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United Dairymen of Idaho Hires New Health and Wellness Manager

Meridian, Idaho – (January 7, 2014) – United Dairymen of Idaho welcomes Pohley Richey, RD, LD, as a Health and Wellness Manager for the Idaho Dairy Council. Richey will be involved in material development, program strategy, community outreach and communicating science-based nutrition education to educators, health professionals, scientists, media and consumers.

“The expansion of the Health and Wellness team at Idaho Dairy Council strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our customers and build awareness about Idaho’s growing dairy industry,” noted Karianne Fallow, CEO of United Dairymen of Idaho. “We are excited to have Pohley on our team. Her extensive background in nutrition will be a great asset in helping us achieve our objective of delivering credible health and nutrition information to use for nutrition education and health recommendations.”

Before joining the Idaho Dairy Council, Richey spent a significant part of her nearly 15-year career in school foodservice, nutrition education, and in real estate sales. She brings skills as a registered dietitian, health professional, as well as marketing and public relations.

Richey received a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from the College of Agriculture at the University of Idaho. She is registered as a dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed as a dietitian with the Idaho State Board of Medicine.

Richey was raised in St. Maries, Idaho and currently resides in Boise with her husband and two children.


About United Dairymen of Idaho

The United Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) protects and promotes the Idaho dairy industry and dairy farm families through outreach, nutrition counseling and partnerships with consumers, dairy processors, retail outlets and farmers and their families. UDI is the parent organization of both the Idaho Dairy Council and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association. Visit UDI’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates and additional information.

About the Idaho Dairy Council

The Idaho Dairy Council (IDC) provides nutrition education to the entire state of Idaho as a non-profit organization supported by the United Dairymen of Idaho. The Council provides free, science-based nutrition resources to educators, students, health professionals and the public via curriculum, materials, funding, and nutrition instruction.


Contact: Cheri Chase, Senior Director of Consumer Confidence

208.332.1645, cchase@udidaho.org