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Milk, dairy foods are smack-dab in the middle of the year’s top nutrition trends, says Dairy Council of California
Highlights from the Dairy Council of California’s Top 10 Nutrition Trends for 2014 report include: dairy fat may no longer be a villain in heart disease risk; milk and dairy foods are promising in prevention of metabolic syndrome and diabetes; and consumers’ interest grows in natural, functional, fresh foods.
Initiatives from the private and public sectors promote milk and the importance of protein at breakfast
Pennsylvania has a pilot program to put milk in food banks. Kellogg's educates families about the nutrition in whole grain cereals and skim milk.
"Three servings of milk and milk products a day provide a package of nine essential nutrients not contained in any other single food or beverage," says a registered dietitian nutritionist with Dairy Council of California.
Dunkin’ Donuts, Canton, Mass., partnered with WhiteWave Foods, Broomfield, Colo., to introduce at-home Dunkin’ Donuts coffee creamers.
The U.S. organic market is experiencing strong expansion, with organic food and farming continuing to gain in popularity, according to the latest Organic Trade Association survey.
An analysis of the global dairy industry by Rabobank, New York, forecasts an easing of global milk pricing through June. Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group said that the exportable dairy supply rose strongly in the last three months of 2013, and is expected to continue into 2014 as producers respond to improved margins through high milk prices and falling feed costs.
Research presented last week at the American Society for Nutrition's annual Experimental Biology conference shows how a cereal with milk breakfast is one of the best ways to start the day.
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For the U.S. Dairy Industry and users of dairy ingredients, changes to the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) regulations in March 2007 allowed seat-lift cleaning of Mix Proof valves while milk or milk products were in the opposite housing.