Those of you who are baby boomers or older Gen Xers surely remember the old Wonder bread slogan: "helps build bodies in 12 ways." Although it was retired sometime in the 1970s, the catchphrase was seemingly everywhere for years. It referred to the vitamins and minerals added to the bread to promote health.
Milk long has been known to have nine essential nutrients. But according to the Washington, D.C.-based Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), new research examined by FDA and a review of the dietary reference intakes (DRIs) by the National Academies show that milk is also a good source of zinc, potassium and selenium and an excellent source of iodine.
The objective of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is to promote health and prevent disease in the United States through advice based on sound science. National Dairy Council (NDC) has led a decades-long mission to build science-based evidence on dairy’s health and nutrition benefits, which has aligned with the outcomes of each DGA update.
The global dairy nutritional and nutraceutical ingredients market is poised for growth.
January 7, 2021
According to "Dairy Nutritional and Nutraceutical Ingredients Market Analysis," a July 2020 publication from Coherent Market Insights, Seattle, the global dairy nutritional and nutraceutical ingredients market was valued at approximately $30.9 billion in 2019.
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), slated for launch in December, spotlight the special nutrient concerns at each life stage. The second of five major overarching guidelines is "Focus on variety, nutrient density and amount."
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit back in March, life for most Americans took a sharp detour from business as usual. Among other practices, the "new normal" brought with it the social distancing, mask wearing and sharp increase in at-home food preparation that continue to this day.
Toward the end of 2018, I penned a column defending Dairy Foods' coverage of the plant-based dairy-alternative space. The column was in response to reader feedback suggesting such coverage was harming dairy farmers and the dairy processing industry.
Consumer demand for protein has been driving global new product development since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, and with an increased focus on healthy eating, it likely will continue to gain strength in the future.