SUDIA Webinars

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Please browse our library of education webinars focusing on milk nutrition and health. Our webinars feature leading voices in public health, adult and child nutrition, physical fitness, and dietetics. Nutritionists and dietitians can qualify for continuing education units (CEUs) for watching recorded webinars or participating in live webinars as they become available. To receive a CEU credit certificate from the most recent SUDIA webinar, please click here.

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Dairy Farming in the South: From Farm to Fridge

From farm to fridge, dairy foods help meet people’s health and wellness needs in a way that makes people, the earth, and the dairy industry economically, environmentally and socially better – now and for future generations.

Participants will hear Marilynn Easter, a South Carolina dairy farmer, who will discuss operations on her farm in Laurens, South Carolina. Attendees will learn how the Southeast’s dairy farmers and partners are committed to animal care, milk quality and being good stewards of the land to help produce healthy, high-quality dairy products. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of how dairy farm families help alleviate hunger and increase community vitality.

Participants will:
• Learn about the nutrition, care and housing of dairy cows in order to produce a high-quality food product.
• Gain an understanding of how farmers, processors and government agencies all work together to ensure safety and quality in milk to market.
• Be able to describe the nutrients of concern that one glass of milk provides.
• Gain insight into how the dairy industry helps alleviate hunger by working with local food banks in their community.

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Vitamin D-ficient: How Much is Too Much?(or Enough)?

Vitamin D is something everyone needs no matter what your age – but why? Are you getting enough? With so many questions surrounding the “sunshine vitamin,” join us for an exciting webinar led by Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD. Zelman will dig into facts and set the record straight on the controversies that surround vitamin D recommendations, blood levels, health benefits and supplements.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Explore the scientific evidence of the expanding role of vitamin D and its effects on medical conditions and chronic diseases.
  • Identify the controversies surrounding the safe upper limits, toxicity and adequate blood levels of vitamin D.
  • Better understand supplementation, fortification and strategies to help consumers meet requirements for this ‘nutrient of concern.’

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Breakfast. Every Child. Every Day. – Smart Start to Fuel Greatness

Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the U.S. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Hayes is dedicated to making school environments healthy for students and staff. She is co-author of the “Position of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years” and past president of the Montana Dietetic Association. Hayes has served on the American Dietetic Association Board of Directors, where she chaired the Public Initiative Team and Technology Task Force.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe the latest research on the connection between student wellness, school breakfast and academic performance.
  • Review national data related to child poverty rates, childhood food insecurity and school meals (including breakfast).
  • Discuss current outstanding examples of improving student nutrition and health in schools across the U.S.

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Beyond the Sports Drink: Effective Rehydration Options for the Athlete

Christopher R. Mohr, Ph.D., RD began his nutrition “education” as an overweight kid who had to lose 20 pounds to make weight for football. This is when his interest in nutrition grew. He followed this passion to college, where he ultimately earned a BS and MS in nutrition, became a registered dietitian and earned a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. Now an internationally known nutrition expert, he has presented around the world from Thailand to Iceland, Singapore to Turkey and many countries in between. As a nutrition consultant, he works with a variety of food and supplement companies and is a sought-after expert who works with a variety of media outlets to help translate nutrition research into results.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Explain why hydration is a vital component of any sports-nutrition training plan.
  • List the nutrition and performance-based differences between various types of hydration beverages.
  • Provide science-based recommendations for hydrating before, during and after exercise.
  • Discuss recent research and recommendations for replenishing muscles with milk.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of commercial hydration beverages and how they compare with milk.

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Dose Your Lactose: Examining Tolerance to Lactose & Dairy Foods After Bariatric Surgery

Featured Speaker: Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD

Overview of Topics:

  • Examining lactose intolerance, lactose, lactase
  • Where is lactose found
  • Recommendations to reduce lactose intolerance symptoms
  • Anatomy of bariatric surgery/gastric bypass
  • Overlap in recommendations for dumping syndrome and lactose intolerance
  • Dietary approach and application to post gastric bypass patients
  • Concerns about dairy avoidance in bariatric patients
  • Calcium, vitamin D, and probiotics

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe how lactose and lactase work in the GI tract
  • Explain how bariatric surgery impacts the gastrointestinal tract and may contribute to lactose intolerance and/or dumping syndrome
  • Recommend appropriate protein, calcium and vitamin D rich foods and supplements for post-surgical patients
  • Integrate science and counseling techniques to help patients manage dairy avoidance and symptoms of lactose intolerance

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Inside the Life of a Food Trend

Regan Jones, RD, founder of ReganMillerJones Inc., discusses how foods/recipes evolve from “unknown to everyday” and puts a spotlight on what’s hot online for 2014.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Recognize the role social media plays in influencing food/nutrition trends
  • Identify top food/nutrition trends and potential negative/positive health implications
  • Leverage information to dialog with patients and/or consumers to positively influence food/nutrition trends

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Lactose Intolerance: Let Them Drink Milk

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, discusses lactose intolerance myths and ways to include dairy in your diet.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Explain to clients with lactose intolerance the importance of including real dairy as a part of managing symptoms.
  • Debunk common myths surrounding dairy avoidance.
  • Provide clients with culinary solutions that incorporate real dairy into everyday recipes.
  • Respond to client questions on lactose intolerance.

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Breakfast + Physical Activity = Healthy Students

Featured Speakers:

  • Carolyn Britton, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University and Past President of the National Medical Association
  • Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH, owner of Yum Pediatricians and founder of doctoryum.com and The Doctor Yum Project, which focus on prevention of illness through a healthy diet.

Students who eat breakfast have better attention spans and memories than those who skip this important meal, yet less than half of all teens eat breakfast every day. Additionally, research shows that brain activity improves after even minimal physical activity; sadly only 25 percent of school students are active for the recommended 60 minutes each day. This is the first of our physical education webinars to explore the latest research on the roles nutrition and physical activity play in improved academic performance. Participants will gain practical information on improving physical activity and breakfast for children, at home and at school.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Become familiar with current research on the impact of physical activity and nutrition on student learning.
  • Learn how nutrition and physical activity impact brain function.
  • List benefits of breakfast for school age children.
  • Gain ideas on how to increase breakfast consumption among children and parents.
  • Have increased awareness of resources to help improve the wellness environment in schools.

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Whey Protein For The Athlete

Featured Speaker: Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD is a nutrition communications expert and one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists.

Whey protein benefits are extensive when fueling your body for fitness and to enhance sports performance. Dive into its powerful role in a sports nutrition training plan and find out which whey protein is most beneficial in different age groups and sports. Learn how to best utilize whey protein in your own diet and guide your clients and athletes to improve their intake.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Be able to explain at least three reasons on whey protein benefits and why protein is a vital component of a sports nutrition training plan.
  • List the nutrition and performance-based differences between various types of protein.
  • Be able to give science-based recommendations on whey protein intake to athletes in different age groups and sports.
  • Describe the different types of whey protein and how whey compares with soy and casein.

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Free Webinar: Weighing In On Added Sugars And Health – How Do They Fit?

Featured Speaker: Rachel K. Johnson, Bickford Green and Gold Professor of Nutrition and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

It’s no secret that a high intake of added sugars is implicated in numerous poor health conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease and stroke. However, that doesn’t mean that naturally nutrient-rich foods that contain some added sugars should be avoided. In fact, these foods, such as flavored milk, can play an important role in meeting daily nutrition guidelines. During this free webinar hosted by SUDIA, Dr. Rachel Johnson will explore the role of sugars in children’s diets.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand the scientific rationale for the American Heart Association’s statement on sugars and cardiovascular disease.
  • Learn how much added sugars Americans are consuming and the primary food and beverage sources of added sugars in American’s diets.
  • Review new research demonstrating the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and overweight and obese children.
  • Understand the important role nutrient-dense foods that contain some added sugars play in children’s diets.
  • Understand the consequences of removing flavored milk in schools on children’s nutrient intakes.
  • Review new research on children’s acceptance of lower calorie flavored milk.

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National Dairy Council Webinar: The Kids are Drinking What?!

Beverages make significant calorie and nutrient contributions to children’s diets. Beverage choices at an early age have been shown to predict nutrient intake, adiposity and body weight across childhood and adolescence. Data from recent analyses of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) unveil alarming trends in beverage intake over the past three decades as children transition from bottle to cup and into their teens. This webinar will explore these trends and summarize the latest research on the introduction of beverages to infant’s diets, what and how much kids drink and the impact of choosing nutrient-rich beverages on their overall diet.

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Evaluating Belly Aches: Is It Lactose Intolerance?

Featured Speakers:

  • Jeanette N. Keith, MD, a gastroenterologist with specialized training in clinical nutrition.
  • Theresa A. Nicklas, DrPH, professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

How do you tell the difference between a simple belly ache and more serious lactose intolerance? Unfortunately, many Americans self-diagnose lactose intolerance at the first sign of a belly ache, cutting out the essential vitamins and minerals that dairy foods provide—resulting in a nutrition deficit and putting them at risk for diseases like osteoporosis and high blood pressure. Help your patients or clients recognize the symptoms of lactose intolerance and take control of their health by learning more about lactose sensitivity, managing symptoms and creating healthy, delicious meals.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Review the physiology of lactose digestion.
  • Describe recent scientific advances related to lactose intolerance.
  • Highlight specific issues related to lactose intolerance in the Southeast with focus on bariatric patients.
  • Discuss practical, evidence-based nutrition solutions for managing lactose intolerance.
  • Provide practical solutions for the reintroduction of dairy foods into the diets of those who are lactose intolerant.

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