Dairy Industry Research

Nutrient-rich dairy foods not only help children and adults build healthy diets, they also contribute to healthier lives. Learn more about the science that supports dairy’s health benefits.

August 2017

8/17/2017 (Food & Wine) – These Milk Capsules Dissolve in Your Coffee

In another giant leap for humankind, nutritional scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Germany recently created dissolvable milk capsules. Similar to sugar cubes filled with condensed milk, the crystalline pods dissolve when plopped into a hot drink, like coffee or tea. Full Story

8/17/2017 (NDC) – Ask Dr. Dairy: Is Dairy Environmentally Friendly?

Producing dairy foods requires natural resources such as energy, land and water so food can travel through the supply chain from farm to table. The dairy community takes environmental stewardship seriously and is committed to contributing to sustainable food systems. Full Story

8/11/2017 (NDC) – Experts answer questions about agriculture

Registered dietitian-nutritionists and students had the opportunity to ask agriculture experts questions about their farms. Full Story

8/7/2017 (Dairy Good) – Arizona farmer beats the heat for cows

The farm, Arizona Dairy Company, has been in business since 1973, and dealing with extreme heat comes with the arid territory. The family farm milks 6,500 cows three times a day, and making sure each cow is not impacted by the heat is job No. 1. Full Story

8/6/2017 (Dairy Business) – Dairy Research Centers: A Quiet But Powerful Checkoff Tool

DMI CEO Tom Gallagher describes how dairy research centers benefit farmers. Full Story

8/1/2017 (Dairy Good) – The many ways farmers care for their cows

While some methods may vary depending on farm size, location or other factors, across the country, dairy cows come first on a dairy farm – and we want to show you how that happens. Full Story

8/1/2017 (New York Post) – These ‘unhealthy’ foods don’t deserve their bad rep

Have you ever scarfed down a buttery slab of toast without feeling guilty? Or knocked back a brewski for the health benefits? This may sound like an alternate diet universe, but new science is revealing that some of our most-feared foods and drinks actually aren’t so bad for us — and can even do a body good. Full story

July 2017

7/31/2017 (NBC Dallas/Fort Worth) – Getting kids’ diets back on track

We sit down with registered dietitian Amy Goodson to go over healthy snack and breakfast options that you may want to add to your back-to-school grocery shopping list. Full Story

7/30/2017 (USA Today) – 10 reasons you’re always hungry

A registered dietitian explains 10 reasons why people don’t feel full and how to control appetite. One of the common reasons people feel hungry is because they are not consuming enough quality protein throughout the day. The article notes that dairy, legumes and lean meat are good sources of protein and can help keep appetite at bay. Full story

7/29/2017 (Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy) – Dairy Farms and Businesses are Advancing Sustainable Practices from Farm to Table

Winners announced for sixth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, progress report released. Full Story

7/28/2017 (CNN) – The healthiest of road trip fast food restaurant meals

A road trip might mean visiting friends, family or new places. But in addition to planning a day’s activities, it’s just as important to think about what you’ll be eating during your travels, especially if you don’t want to derail your diet. Full Story

7/27/2017 (Dairy Good) – Keeping it Fresh: Learning About Non-Fat Dry Milk

National Dairy Council has been receiving questions lately about non-fat dry milk powder and oxidized cholesterol, so we wanted to help clear up a few things about where food and nutrition science stand to address the topic more broadly. Full Story

7/27/2017 (Food Navigator) – How far do consumers want non-GMO claims to go in the dairy case? Right back to the farm, says Dannon

How deep into the supply chain do consumers expect food manufacturers to delve when it comes to label claims about genetic engineering (or its absence), and do they realize that not all non-GMO claims mean the same thing? Full Story

7/25/2017 (Nancy Clark) – Questions about chocolate milk

Chocolate milk is a vehicle to get carbs (sugar) into the body to refuel depleted muscle glycogen after a hard workout — a time when you are hot and thirsty and might not want solid food. Chocolate milk is a good combination of protein (to build and repair muscles) and carbs (sugar, to refuel muscles). Full Story

7/21/2017 (Reader’s Digest) – Protein shakes aren’t just for young gym buffs, anymore

You might be used to seeing twenty-somethings in tight sports gear promoting whey protein supplements, but that may be about to change. According to new research from McMaster University, whey protein and other ingredients in a ready-to-drink formula can greatly improve the physical strength of senior citizens. Full Story

7/20/2017 – Study shows dairy industry should focus on milk nutritional value

Researchers at North Carolina State University said a study on consumer perceptions of milk shows the industry should focus on the nutrition value of milk, and educating consumers about milk. Full Story

June 2017

6/22/2017 (NDC) – Dairy protein, cardiovascular disease and more

Researchers in Switzerland studied the relationship between protein consumption from different food sources (e.g., dairy, non-dairy animal or vegetable) and bone strength among more than 700 postmenopausal women with healthy lifestyles. They found higher protein consumption, particularly from animal and dairy sources, was associated with less risk of bone fracture. Full Story

6/6/2017 (NDC) – Find out what dairies are all about!

Health and wellness professionals around the country have long recognized the nutritional contributions milk, yogurt and cheese make to people’s lives. But many are less familiar with how dairy farmers are leading the way in environmental stewardship. Full Story

6/2/2017 (NDC) – Ask Dr. Dairy: Can cheese be part of a healthy eating plan?

Dr. Greg Miller, Ph.D., FACN, answers some common questions received from the health and wellness community. Full Story

6/1/2017 (NDC) – Milk your meals for all they’re worth!

Here at National Dairy Council, we celebrate our dairy farmers, who bring us the milk that makes a cold, refreshing drink and also goes into making cheese, yogurt and other delights that are Undeniably Dairy. To celebrate World Milk Day, here are five of my favorite tips you can share with your audiences to help them enjoy delicious and nutritious milk. Full Story

May 2017

5/19/2017 (NDC) – Seven reasons for women (and their families) to enjoy yogurt

Research continues to show yogurt can help support women’s health as part of a healthy eating plan. Full Story

5/11/2017 (NDC) – How dairy foods and eating patterns support metabolic health

About one in three adults has metabolic syndrome, a set of risk factors that increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Here’s the good news: Research suggests dairy foods can help maintain health. Full Story