Earlier this month, New England Dairy & Food Council Nutrition Programs Director Heidi Harkopf and dairy farmer Alexis Cone from River Plain Dairy in Lebanon, Conn., left, presented a $1,494 School Nutrition Equipment Grant check to Wilton Public Schools Dining Services Director Brian Reynolds, center, Financial Director Dick Huot and Chartwells dietitian Stephanie Noto, right, for the purchase of a smoothie machine for Middlebrook School. Funding for the equipment was provided by Connecticut dairy farm families through a partnership among the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board, New England Dairy & Food Council and United States Department of Agriculture.