Jean Ragalie-Carr, LD, RDN @ 9:10 AM
Today, I am excited to announce National Dairy Council (NDC) in partnership with Feeding America and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is launching the Healthy Food Bank Hub. Through this innovative microsite, NDC, Feeding America and partners are working to equip hunger experts and volunteers and nutrition professionals with tools and resources that not only address food insecurity but also promote good nutrition, health and wellness in communities across the country. Read the rest of this entry »
Jean Ragalie-Carr, LD, RDN @ 2:57 PM
Great news! The most recent issue of The Dairy Download, National Dairy Council’s (NDC) e-newsletter is out! It’s your one-stop shop for the latest information on nutrition research, education resources, dairy recipes and more. With back-to-school season upon us, this month’s edition is focused on the health and wellness of our nation’s children – what better time to address how important a nutrient-rich breakfast is to jump start the school day of learning and activity? Read the rest of this entry »
Christine Cliff @ 3:46 PM
Back in August, hundreds of Hispanic nurses gathered in New Orleans at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses ® (NAHN) Annual Conference. Over the course of four days, these nurses attended sessions that focused on a variety of topics, including heart disease risk for Hispanics, social media in health care and health care policy. Attendees extended their learning by engaging with over fifty exhibitors.
Since Hispanics have a higher prevalence of being lactose intolerant, National Dairy Council ® chose to focus its exhibit on the topic. We educated NAHN’s members about how dairy can be kept in the diet even if one is challenged with lactose intolerance. To emphasize this point, samples of lactose intolerant friendly dairy foods, including Lactaid ® low fat plain and chocolate milk and sharp light cheddar cheese, were provided. Read the rest of this entry »
Karen Kafer, RD @ 12:08 PM
Are you attending the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®) in Houston October 19-22? We certainly are, and we hope you come see us! National Dairy Council (NDC) has identified some educational sessions taking place this year that are related to the work that we do focusing on child health and wellness, bringing awareness and action to improve hunger in America and to being a part of a sustainable food system. And we’re excited to share the latest information about dairy foods and health benefits at our exhibit booth with over 8,000 registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, registered nutrition researchers, health-care providers, public health and industry leaders who will be attending FNCE from all over the globe.
Our Academy partner session this year focuses on Sustainable Nutrition: Will We Be Able to Feed the World in 2050? In addition, NDC is hosting a culinary demonstration featuring lactose intolerance friendly foods.
Want a sneak peak? Check out the information below highlight some of the sessions we want to attend: Read the rest of this entry »
Jean Ragalie-Carr, LD, RDN @ 1:33 PM
“Can I consume dairy if I’m lactose intolerant?”
This is just one of a host of questions that are floating around about lactose intolerance. The truth of the matter is that living with lactose intolerance doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite dairy foods, in fact, doing so could result in an unbalanced diet. Read the rest of this entry »
Christine Cliff @ 9:20 AM
The National Medical Association (NMA) jammed packed its agenda for this year’s annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Ontario. Each of the twenty-four specialty sections hosted numerous engaging sessions on various medical topics of interest, one of which was obesity. Since, according to the Centers for Disease Control, our nation has become “obesogenic,” two of NMA’s sections—Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology—chose to co-host a three-hour Obesity Symposium entitled, “ Practical Approaches to Weight Loss through Multidisciplinary Intervention: Breaking the Cycle of Obesity.”
More than 150 NMA members filled the room to hear the latest information on obesity. Topics included the impact obesity has on communities, surgical approaches to weight, obesity in pregnancy and a healthful nutrition approach for the obese. Read the rest of this entry »
Karen Kafer, RD @ 10:46 AM
Whether a cold glass of milk, creamy yogurt or flavorful cheese, dairy foods taste great and offer a nutritional punch. But some who are lactose intolerant or showing lactose intolerance symptoms may eliminate dairy entirely, rather than creating a customized approach to work for them. The result? Lower intake of essential nutrients.
In line with National Dairy Council’s (NDC) mission to educate about the role dairy plays in the diet, including lactose intolerance education and tips on how to keep lactose intolerant-friendly dairy in the diet, I’m excited to announce that NDC is co-hosting a Foodies’ Night In Twitter Chat with Cooking with Caitlin on Monday, September 30. Read the rest of this entry »
Karen Kafer, RD @ 1:51 PM
Autumn is well on its way, and with it comes saying goodbye to summer and swimming pools and hello to fall and football season. Not only is now a great time to restart your regular routines, it’s also a great time to get your diet back on track. Read the rest of this entry »
Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA @ 10:56 AM
This is a guest post written by Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, LD, FADA, Director of University Nutrition, Washington University in St Louis. You can read more about Connie on her bio page, located here.
As the new school year starts many children, parents and school foodservice providers are dealing with questions about lactose intolerance and what it means to kids ability to drink milk. At the recent annual meeting of the School Nutrition Association I was privileged to present a session on the topic of lactose intolerance. Read the rest of this entry »
Rahn Bailey @ 1:18 PM
This is a guest post written by Rahn K. Bailey, MD, DFAPA, is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Executive Director of the Lloyd C. Elam Mental Health treatment Center at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. Currently, Dr. Bailey serves as the 113th President of the National Medical Association. In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Bailey has served as Deputy Representative to the American Psychiatric Association Assembly (APA) from the Black Caucus of the APA, and as President of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association (May 2012 to May 2014).To learn more about Dr. Bailey, check out his full bio here.
More than ever before, Americans are focusing on their health and wellbeing. However, there continues to be confusion around lactose intolerance: what does it mean to be lactose intolerant? How do you know if you are lactose intolerant? What are some management strategies to keep lactose intolerance under control?
The National Medical Association (NMA) recently published a consensus report, providing the most current information about lactose intolerance and health. Working with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), the report offers lactose intolerance management strategies supported by studies that have been published since 2009. Some of these strategies include trying smaller portions of dairy, consuming dairy with meals, or opting for reduced lactose or lactose-free dairy products. The report also addresses health topics such as low nutrient intake, disease prevalence and diagnosis considerations among ethnic/racial groups, which report higher rates of lactose intolerance. Read the rest of this entry »