A World Well Nourished: Dairy’s Role in Health and Sustainable Food Systems
Continuing Education Credits for: AND, NSCA, ACSM
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to ensure the health of our planet, communities and people around the globe are intertwined with today’s nutrition and health trends. People are seeking foods that are good for the body, good for the planet and treat animals with respect. However, as people are increasingly interested in where their food comes from, what’s in it and how it is produced, they are disconnected from how food moves from farm to table. It’s more important now than ever that RDNs are a relevant and credible voice in these discussions to help people avoid unintended consequences of a narrow view of food systems. This session will showcase how dairy foods play a central role in global health priorities and trends driving consumer food choices.
After this presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Describe how RDN’s can play a key role in supporting the various facets of sustainable nutrition.
- Discuss dairy food’s role in plant-based diets, the growing body of scientific evidence on fermented dairy foods’ association with reducing inflammation, as well as dairy foods’ association with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- Summarize the dairy community’s commitment to responsible use of natural resources.
- Describe how dairy farmers nourish their cows to support the animals, people and the planet.
- Frank M. Mitleohner, PhD, Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science UC Davis
- Katie Brown, EdD, RDN, SVP, Sustainable Nutrition, National Dairy Council
- Juan Tricarico, PhD, Vice President. Sustainability Research, National Dairy Council
Length of presentation: 60 minutes
1-4 Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 4000:
- Wellness and Public Health; 8018: Environmental, agricultural and tech influences on the food system
1-4 Suggested Performance Indicators:
- 2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 8.1.2, 8.3.6
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