Dairy Council of California, a Sacramento, Calif.-based nutrition education organization committed to elevating the health of children and families through lifelong healthy eating patterns, said it is kicking off the new year with the launch of “Ask a Nutritionist,” a nutrition education video series. Housed on YouTube, each episode will feature a guest registered dietitian nutritionist who will address a food or nutrition concern specific to their professional expertise and interests.  

Aimed at education, foodservice and health professionals, the video series is a free educational resource intended to spark dialogue around nutrition while addressing common questions and myths related to milk and dairy foods, healthy eating patterns, dietary trends and the importance of consuming a balanced, sustainable diet.

"There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, and eating healthfully can be challenging for families," said Maureen Bligh, MA, RDN, and program director of marketing and communications at Dairy Council of California. "Providing free, online educational information and insights from nutrition experts allows others to learn more about specific topics or gain a new viewpoint."

The first episode is slated to air on Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. PST. For a sneak peek at Ask a Nutritionist, watch the series preview here