Johnson Addresses Cow Overeating

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During the 2007 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Tim Johnson, Purdue University Extension dairy nutrition specialist will address protein overfeeding and how it can affect a dairy operation. The conference will be held on April 24-25 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. Register soon – pre-registeration closes on April 5th. Overeating doesn’t do a dairy cow any more …

Feed, Industry News, Nutrition

New Campaign Reaches Audience

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The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) has created new advertising targeting Hispanic mothers. The campaign will encourage the Hispanic audience to make good beverage choices, like low-fat milk, for their families. The campaign was created to communicate to Hispanics the importance of drinking 3 glasses of low-fat milk a day. The commercials emphasize that low- fat milk is equal in …

Dairy Checkoff, Health, Nutrition

Dole Vending Machines

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In my humble opinion, this move by Dole Food Company is a positive for the dairy industry. Notice that milk is included as a healthy food product. This is great! Dole Food Company, a leading fresh fruit, vegetable and flower company, is launching a pilot program with US organizations that will put vending machines selling healthy food products into schools. …

Milk, Nutrition

Pyramid in Stores

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The new food pyramid is heading for your grocery stores. A campaign to encourage shoppers to buy foods based on the pyramid recommendations was announced last week. The campaign will include point-of-sale information, such as shelf cards at the dairy case that remind consumers milk is a recommend part of a healthy diet. The triangle-shaped guide for healthy eating will …

Dairy Checkoff, Education, Government, Health, Nutrition

Full-Fat Dairy

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More research news to share with you. Full-fat dairy products have a more slimming effect than low-fat foods, researchers at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute said. The findings were based on interviews with nearly 20,000 women whose dietary habits were tracked since 1987, The Local newspaper said Monday. When the study began, the women had an average body mass index of 23.7. …

Industry News, Nutrition, Research

New Moms and Calcium

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This seems like common sense to me, but I guess any positive news about dairy is good news! A study using 62 rats found those that didn’t have enough calcium in their diet, and were breastfeeding, were more likely to have deteriorating bone around their teeth and gums. Breastfeeding rats that had enough calcium didn’t suffer any bone loss. Experts …

Health, Nutrition, Research

Dairy Diet

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Well, the holidays are officially over, and if you’re like me, you’ve piled on a few pounds enjoying all the decadent eats! Here’s the good news: those dairy products you work so hard to help produce could actually be the key to taking off those holiday pounds! Calcium is good for your bones and your blood pressure, and there is …

Health, Nutrition

Fortified Milk Improves Health

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Milk, fortified with four minerals and three vitamins, cut the occurrence of respiratory infections and days with severe illness, and could be a well accepted means of improving health, especially amongst pre-schoolers in the developing world, says new research. According to the United Nations World Food Programme, iron deficiency is the most common form of malnutrition, affecting 4.5 billion people …

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