Dairy Council of California is proud to join health educators, community leaders and others as a bronze level sponsor of the 2013 Childhood Obesity Conference in Long Beach, California, June 18th-20th. Be sure to visit our booth in the exhibit hall to explore the variety of educational materials available to support both school and health professionals. The following is an outline of other Dairy Council of California activities during the conference. We hope to see you there!
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 203B
The session will include research on community-wide collaborations that strengthen schools as the heart of health, and highlight examples of schools thriving in successful partnership with their community to enhance student nutrition and physical activity. More information available here.
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m
This session will describe a variety of effective interventions and resources for improving nutrition in early childhood, community, and clinical settings; it will also address Satter's Division of Responsibility and recent related research with parents of children ages 2-4 years old.
More information available here.
8:20 a.m. – 9:25 a.m
It’s no secret that kids have more beverage options than ever. Join Shannan Young for a participant-led roundtable for a two-decade beverage choice retrospective, courtesy of NHANES, and a lively discussion on meeting kids’ taste preferences and current nutrition needs.
Genevieve Dunton, PhD, USC and Trina Robertson, MS, RD, Dairy Council of California
Third grade classrooms participated in a randomized-controlled evaluation of Dairy Council of California’s Shaping Up My Choices’ nutrition lessons. Research findings demonstrate the positive impact classroom nutrition education has on students’ dietary intake, knowledge and self-efficacy.
Shannan Young, R.D.
Lately, we've been receiving questions about sugar in milk, with people wondering if it is healthy and something that they should avoid.
If you are worried about your sugar consumption, you can rest easy when it comes to foods with naturally sweet properties like milk and fruit. Eating recommended servings from each of the five food groups is the best way to build a healthy diet and ensure you get all the nutrients you need. Plus, filling up on food group foods will likely keep you from eating empty calories.
As part of National Dairy Month, we are looking at secrets about milk that may surprise you. For more, check out all of the Wondrous Secrets of Milk!
Like fructose in fruit, milk also has a natural sugar called lactose. Milk’s casein and whey also provide a protein powerhouse to keep you feeling full and energized for hours. Explore this and other wondrous secrets of milk with recipes selected as part of our June is Dairy Month celebration.
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Cheddar Cauliflower Soup, EatingWell.
Serving healthy, balanced family meals is a snap this week with quick-to-prepare recipes that incorporate at least three out of the five food groups each!
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Chicken, Broccoli Rabe and Feta on Toast, EatingWell. Photo by Ken Burris.
May is National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. Keep your blood pressure low when temperatures climb with delicious recipes that follow the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating pattern.
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Baked Apple Cinnamon French Toast, EatingWell.
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