Beyond Bellyaches - Solutions for Lactose Intolerance

Move beyond painful, embarrassing symptoms with a greater understanding of gut health, food allergies and intolerances. With lactose intolerance, it is not all-or-nothing. You and your patients don't have to do without the powerful package of nutrition dairy foods provide. Different people can handle different amounts of lactose, and there's a solution to meet most needs in the dairy case - from lactose-free milk to dairy foods that are typically easier to digest.

Use this toolkit to learn more and share with your patients, family and friends.
 Beyond Bellyaches Toolkit


Are Saturated Fats and Added Sugars All Bad?

"Major Food Sources of calories, added sugars, and saturated fat and their contribution to essential nutrient intakes in the US Diet" (DRI).

This paper brings new perspective to the recommendation to limiting saturated fat. Major sources of saturated fats currently in American's diets are significant contributor of nutrients of concern, such as potassium and vitamin D. Balanced and thoughtful food choices are needed.
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NEW! Protein - Are You Getting Enough?

Most Americans get enough, but new recommendations say more is optimal, especially for active people and older adults. Dairy foods provide high quality protein and can help boost protein intake for everyone.
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Whey Protein Health Education Kit

New research suggests consuming a higher protein diet can help maintain healthy weight, curb hunger, build and maintain lean muscle, enhance exercise recovery and reduce muscle loss. Getting enough protein and consuming it throughout the day is critical. Yet, not all proteins are created equal. Whey protein is an easily digested, rapidly absorbed high-quality protein that is naturally found in dairy foods, making it an excellent choice for all - aging adults to serious athletes. Download research reviews and patient education tools.

 Whey Protein Health Education Kit


DASH Eating Plan Website

Get the Dish on DASH at www.dashdietoregon.org. DASH Diet Oregon is a colorful and interactive site for consumers and health professionals. Get started with free downloadable tools, tips, recipes and the interactive Rate Your Plate quiz. The DASH eating plan is recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for reducing high blood pressure and preventing other chronic diseases.

 Learn more about DASH
 Rate Your Plate


Nutrient-Rich Foods – Achieve Better Health

A paradigm shift is underway. Instead of focusing on what not to eat, choosing nutrient-rich foods is a positive, whole diet approach to eating well. The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition, working with leading experts, has developed a scientifically valid definition of nutrient density and a consumer-driven nutrition education system that can be used to help consumers get more nutrition from the calories they eat. At a time when many Americans are counting calories, it's more vital than ever to make those calories count more in terms of their nutritional value. Choosing nutrient-rich foods first does just that.

 Visit Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

 Live It! Real Life Nutrition


Unintended Consequences of Simplistic Dietary Recommendations
Health Professional Monograph, Dairy Council of California

Omit trans fats ... eat more fruits and vegetables ... avoid anything with high-fructose corn syrup ... take your vitamins. Everywhere we turn; simple dietary messages that are intended to improve our health and well-being are heard. Neighbors, friends, relatives and co-workers are adept at becoming "experts" overnight on a topic. Advertising and the media send out messages, often sensationalized and based on singular studies. Public health recommendations, for sake of simplicity, often focus on one "nutritional nugget" at a time.

This paper, "Unintended Consequences of Simplistic Dietary Recommendations: "Good Advice Gone Awry?", published by Dairy Council of California and endorsed by two former presidents of the American Dietetic Association, examines the consequences at the consumer level of "sound-bite" nutrition.

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Simplistic Nutrition Recommendations: Unintended Consequences
Continuing education online course

Registered dietitians and other health professionals can gain a greater understanding of possible unintended health consequences when simplistic dietary recommendations are applied. Earn 3 continuing education credits with this online course from the Dairy Council of California.

 Go to online continuing education from Dairy Council of California


Safe Food Preparation
Food and Drug Administration/Center for Applied Nutrition

Questions and answers about keeping foods safe to eat. Questions include: How long can you leave leftover foods out of the refrigerator and still be safe? Is a slow cooker safe? How can you keep “take-out” food safe? Use this valuable information with consumers, training food service or day care workers, and teens.

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Milk Toolkit
School nutrition programs, request a free toolkit today.


Live It! Real-Life Nutrition
A guide to healthy, nutrient-rich eating.
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School Wellness Newsletter

School Wellness Newsletter
Leap Into Wellness, Spring 2016.