Milk is the genetic blueprint for foods to support health, according to Bruce German, director of the Foods for Health Institute at University of California, Davis. From the moment of conception, a mother’s nutritious diet, including dairy products, promotes health and vitality.
Dairy contributes nine essential nutrients, including high-quality protein. Many Americans do not consume enough of these nutrients, according to the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Newer research confirms the role of fortified dairy products in a healthy diet across the lifespan. German predicts that the future will bring personal, smart technologies that draw from a scientific knowledge cloud to guide individual food and beverage choices.