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Ask A Nutritionist: Dairy Foods Around The World

By: Maria Frye, RDN

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • 1 Minute Read   

In this episode of Ask a Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Maria Frye answers the question, “How are dairy foods enjoyed around the world?” 

Many cultures around the world enjoy eating dairy foods in different ways. Milk and dairy foods offer a unique package of nutrients that work together to provide multiple health benefits including optimal growth and development in children and reduced risk of chronic disease. An important part of many cultural food traditions throughout the world, milk, cheese and yogurt are cooked and consumed in various ways like milk served warm or cheese eaten as a dessert after a meal.

Join Maria as she shares examples of how different countries incorporate dairy foods into their cultures and traditions.


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This March, we’re celebrating cultural cuisines and traditions in healthy, sustainable eating patterns for National Nutrition Month!

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Ask a Nutritionist is an educational video series developed by Dairy Council of California and hosted by registered dietitian nutritionists for educational and informational purposes only. It does not provide individualized nutrition advice and is not intended to be a substitute for recommendations made by your doctor, registered dietitian nutritionist or other health professional. Always seek the guidance of your health care professionals for any specific questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition. If you wish to seek clarification,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Maria Frye, RDN

Maria Frye, RDN

Maria Frye is a Community Nutrition Adviser who builds relationships and collaborative opportunities with key influencers.

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