ToolkitsThese education kits offer free, downloadable materials to help educate your family and friends on the importance of nutrient-rich dairy foods.


Cheese Education Kit

Cheese can fit into almost any eating plan – from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans general population recommendations and many of its meal plans to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and other meal plans such as diabetic, Mediterranean, plant-based, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-lactose, among others. Natural cheese is made with four simple ingredients and process cheese is made from natural cheese. Cheese is a high-quality food rich in nutrients that has been, and continues to be, part of a healthy eating plan. While nutrient profiles vary due to the large variety of cheeses, cheese contributes essential nutrients for good health to the U.S. diet, including calcium, phosphorus, protein, vitamin A and zinc.

Despite the fact that cheese contributes only 8 percent of the sodium to the U.S. diet, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® has spearheaded an industry best practices task force of over 18 cheese companies working to address public health as well as people’s needs and lifestyles. Cheese makers continue to lead process control and product innovations as part of the solution to help lower sodium — while maintaining expectations for food safety and taste.

SUDIA, the National Dairy Council and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy are thrilled to bring two new resources to health and nutrition professionals to help educate the public about the role of cheese in a healthy eating plan.

 

This kit offers research, handouts, and other education resources that speak to health considerations important for African-Americans and the role of dairy foods in a healthful diet.

*DASH may not be appropriate for a low sodium diet.



African-American Health Education Kit

This kit offers research, handouts, and other education resources that speak to health considerations important for African-Americans and the role of dairy foods in a healthful diet.

*DASH may not be appropriate for a low sodium diet.

ADVERTORIALS

DASH Advertorial - African Americans

DAIRY COUNCIL DIGEST

Lactose Intolerance Revisited, Volume 79, Number 5 September/October 2008

Spotlight On Dairy Foods, Dairy Nutrients & Blood Pressure, Volume 80, Number 1 January/February 2009

FACT SHEETS

Dairy's Role in African-American Health Fact Sheet

HANDOUTS

Lactose Intolerance and Your Child

July/August 2003 NDC Bi-monthly News Alert. "Too little dairy for pregnant teens may affect baby's bones."

Jarvis JK, Miller GD. "Overcoming the barrier of lactose intolerance to reduce health disparities." Journal of the National Medical Association 2002 Feb;94(2):55-66

Buchowski, et al., "Dietary calcium intake in lactose maldigesting intolerant and tolerant African-American women." Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2002 Feb; 21(1):47-54

Pereira, M., "Dairy consumption, obesity, and the insulin resistance syndrome in young adults: the CARDIA study." Journal of the American Medical Association 2002 287: 2081-2089

Jackson, K., Savaiano, D., "Lactose maldigestion, calcium intake and osteoporosis in African, Asian and Hispanic Americans." Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2001 20: 198S-207S.

Siris, E., et al. "Identification and fracture outcomes of undiagnosed low bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: results from the national osteoporosis risk assessment." Journal of the American Medical Association 2001 286: 2815-2822

Suarez, FL., et al. "Tolerance to the daily ingestion of two cups of milk by individuals claiming lactose intolerance." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 1997; 65: 1502 - 1506



DASH Health Education Kit

 

Research shows the low-fat Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, which includes two to three servings of dairy foods and eight to ten servings of fruits and vegetables, may help manage blood pressure.  In fact, a trio of minerals found in dairy foods – calcium, potassium and magnesium – may play an important role in maintaining healthy blood pressure.

See below for handouts, recipes, and other patient and client education materials on dairy foods’ critical role in blood pressure maintenance.

ADVERTORIALS

DASH Advertorial (Kids)

DASH Advertorial (Adult)

DAIRY COUNCIL DIGEST

Health Benefits of Dairy Foods: An Update (PDF), Volume 78, Number 6 November/December 2007

Spotlight on Dairy Foods, Dairy Nutrients, & Blood Pressure (PDF), Volume 80, Number 1 January/February 2009

FACT SHEETS

DASH Nutrition (American Dietetic Association)

Dairy's Role in Managing Blood Pressure

HANDOUTS

Daily DASH Diary Handout

Daily DASH Diary Brochure

PRESENTATIONS

The DASH Eating Plan: The Role of Dairy and Dairy Nutrients in Promoting the Benefits of DASH

SUPPORTING SCIENCE

Key Findings: National Medical Association Consensus Report - National Medical Association Recommends African Americans Increase Daily Dairy Consumption

NUTRITIOUS RECIPES

Creamy Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Baked Apples with Cinnamon Yogurt Topping

Roasted Vegetable Potato Salad

Gazpacho topped with Cilantro Yogurt Topping



Fuel Up to Play 60 Health Education Kit

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school program that encourages the availability and consumption of nutrient-rich foods, along with at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

The program was launched by National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program, in more than 60,000 schools, provides youth with concrete opportunities to improve healthy eating and physical activity.This education kit provides the latest information about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, resources on how to get involved and valuable materials including the Fuel Up to Play 60 Turnkey Presentation.

ADVERTORIALS

"Health Professionals Support Fuel Up to Play 60" Advertorial

GUIDEBOOK

"How to Build a Healthy Kid" Back-to-School Guidebook

HANDOUTS

Training Table Tips from the Pros

PRESENTATIONS

"Let's Fight for Healthier Kids" Fuel Up to Play 60 Turnkey Presentation



Healthy Weight Health Education Kit

Research shows that enjoying three servings of low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese, or yogurt as part of a nutrient-rich, balanced diet may help maintain a healthy weight. See below for the latest science behind dairy’s role in healthy weight maintenance, education materials, and more.

DAIRY COUNCIL DIGEST

Health Benefits of Dairy Foods: An Update Volume 78, Number 6 November/December 2007

LINKS

Action for Healthy Kids

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

America on the Move

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Handouts

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Kids' Health supplement in USA Today

American Dietetic Association (ADA)

American Obesity Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Statistics and Recommendations

Choose My Plate

General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition - Nutrition Education Materials

Guide to Good Eating

Healthier Eating Handout

Lifesteps

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Weight Loss and Control

The President's Challenge

The President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports

Shape Up America!

33 Tasty Snack Ideas

50 Ways to Trim Your Waistline

SUPPORTING SCIENCE

Dairy and Healthy Weight Research Summary

Mrdjenovic, G. and Revitsky, D. "Nutritional and energetic consequences of sweetened drink consumption in 6- to 13-year-old children." Journal of Pediatrics. 2003; 142:604-10.

Miller, G., et al. "New frontiers in weight management." Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2002; 21(suppl 2): 131S-155S.

Periera M., et al. "Dairy consumption, obesity, and the insulin resistance syndrome in young adults: The CARDIA Study." Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002; 287:2081.

Carruth, B. and Skinner J. "The role of dietary calcium and other nutrients in moderating body fat in preschool children." International Journal of Obesity. 2001; 25:559-566.

Zemel, M., et al. "Regulation of adiposity by dietary calcium." Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. 2000; 14(9):1132-8.

 



Hispanic Health Education Kit

 

This kit offers research, handouts and other education resources that speak to health considerations important for Hispanics and the role of dairy foods in a healthful diet.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

LAHIDAN Health Implications

DAIRY COUNCIL DIGEST

DCDHispanicHealth

THE DAIRY REPORT BLOG ENTRIES

Donde Hay Salud, Hay Alegría: Optimizing Hispanic Health & Nutrition

Latino Health Beliefs

SUPPORTING SCIENCE

Scientific Summary: Prevalence of Self-reported Lactose Intolerance in a Multi-ethnic Sample of Adults (Nutrition Today, Sept/Oct 2009)

HANDOUTS

Adult MyPlate Placemat #1

Adult MyPlate Placemat #2

Children's MyPlate Placemat #1

Children's MyPlate Placemat #2



Lactose Intolerance Health Education Kit

Many health authorities agree that milk and milk products are an important and practical source of key nutrients, for all people – including those who are lactose intolerant.

The following information provides health and nutrition professionals with the latest research related to lactose intolerance, as well as information on management strategies that can help individuals with lactose intolerance enjoy dairy foods and meet nutrient recommendations.

ADVERTORIALS

A New Conversation About Lactose Intolerance: Help Your Patients Enjoy Dairy Again

DAIRY COUNCIL DIGEST

Lactose Intolerance: New Understandings - Volume 81, Number 4 July/August 2010

Lactose Intolerance Revisited Volume 79, Number 5 September/October 2008

HANDOUTS

The Lowdown on Lactose Intolerance: Making the Most of Milk

PRESENTATIONS

"A Closer Look at Lactose Intolerance Among Different Ethnic Groups" (October 2011)

"Turnkey Powerpoint Presentation: Lactose Intolerance: Dispelling Myths and Helping People Enjoy Milk, Cheese & Yogurt."

Webinar Recording: "A Closer Look at Lactose Intolerance Among Different Ethnic Groups" (October 2011)

Webinar Recording: "Understanding Lactose Intolerance: The Latest on Dietary Recommendations and Smart Solutions to Prevent Unintended Consequences" (August 2011)

CPE Certificate for Dietitians: "Understanding Lactose Intolerance: The Latest on Dietary Recommendations and Smart Solutions to Prevent Unintended Consequences" (2011)

CPE Certificate for Dietitians: "New Directions in Lactose Intolerance: Moving from Science to Solutions" (July 2010)

Webinar: "New Directions in Lactose Intolerance: Moving From Science to Solutions"

Webinar Recording: "Lactose Intolerance: Health Consequences and Nutrition Solutions"

Webinar Slides (PDF version): "Lactose Intolerance: Health Consequences and Nutrition Solutions"

SUPPORTING SCIENCE

Unintended Consequences of Dairy Avoidance (2011)

SUPPORTING SCIENCE

National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement: Lactose Intolerance & Health

American Academy of Pediatrics Lactose Intolerance Report (September 2006)

Key Findings: National Medical Association Consensus Report (December 2004)

Jarvis JK, Miller GD. "Overcoming the barrier of lactose intolerance to reduce health disparities." Journal of the National Medical Association 2002 Feb;94(2):55-66

Buchowski, et al., "Dietary calcium intake in lactose maldigesting intolerant and tolerant African-American women." Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2002 Feb; 21(1):47-54

Suarez, FL., et al. "Tolerance to the daily ingestion of two cups of milk by individuals claiming lactose intolerance." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 1997; 65: 1502 - 1506

Jackson, K., Savaiano, D., "Lactose maldigestion, calcium intake and osteoporosis in African, Asian and Hispanic Americans." Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2001 20: 198S-207S.



Whey Protein Health Education Kit

Health and fitness professionals are a trusted resource for accurate, up to date information about nutrition and exercise. Our client education tools, nutrition materials, and recommended web links have been developed to help you educate active adults about optimal nutrition practices for a healthy lifestyle.

What is whey protein?

Whey protein is a high-quality protein naturally found in dairy. It is a complete protein containing all of the essential amino acids ("building blocks") your body needs and is easy to digest. Whey protein is also one of the best sources of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), including leucine, which has been shown to stimulate muscle protein synthesis.

Who benefits from whey protein?

Many people can benefit from adding whey protein to their diet. Healthy, active adults who partake in resistance exercise may find that whey protein helps to improve body composition by helping to increase the rate at which the body makes lean muscle. Whey protein may also help those trying to manage body weight because it is a natural and convenient way of adding protein to the diet. Diets high in protein have been shown to help people feel fuller longer, which may reduce the desire to snack or over-eat, leading to decreased caloric intake. Higher protein, reduced calorie diets have also been shown to improve the quality of weight loss by increasing the loss of body fat and/or reducing the loss of lean muscle. In addition, starting at about the age of forty, muscle mass begins to decline, but including whey protein at each meal can be an easy and healthy way to help minimize this loss.

Where do I find whey protein?

Whey protein can be found in powders, drink mixes, energy bars, yogurt, and other foods. Products with whey protein as a major source of protein will list “whey protein isolate,” “whey protein concentrate,” or “hydrolyzed whey protein” near the beginning of the ingredients list. Whey protein powder is very convenient and can be added to smoothies, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, soup or other common foods.

 DAIRY COUNCIL DIGEST

Dietary Protein's Role in Healthy Aging - Volume 81, Number 2 March/April 2010

Dairy Protein Benefits for Physically Active People Volume 79, Number 3 May/June 2008

The Role of Protein in Satiety & Weight Management - Volume 80, Number 5 September/October 2009

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Whey Protein FAQ

HANDOUTS

Whey Protein and Satiety

Whey Protein and Your Post-Workout Nutrition Recovery

SUPPORTING SCIENCE

Whey Protein Research Overview

U.S. Dairy Export Council® Monograph: Whey Products and Sports Nutrition

LINKS

California Dairy Research Foundation

Dairy Management, Inc.™



WIC Health Education Kit

Here you’ll find research, handouts, and other materials, in English and Spanish, about dairy’s role in The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. The educational handouts are perfect for use in local WIC offices.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

AAP News, June 2007: Clearing Up Confusion on the Role of Dairy in Children's Diets

HANDOUTS

33 Tasty Snack Ideas

Power of 3 Planner

HANDOUTS AND TIP SHEETS

Healthier Eating: Getting Where You Need to Be (English)

Kids Need Calcium

HANDOUTS AND TIP SHEETS - SPANISH

Healthier Eating: Getting Where You Need to Be

Low-Fat Milk Education Handout

Hispanics and Health

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WIC Resources from MilkPEP®

LESSON PLANS

Building a Healthy Plate