Understanding Nutrient Density may Help
Americans Make Better Food Choices

Most Americans have an unbalanced diet that is lacking in important nutrients Americans, in general, tend to have an unbalanced diet, consuming high levels of foods with low nutritional value and not eating enough of the foods that offer important nutrients. The diet of most Americans is low in vegetables, fruit, dairy and oils; exceeds […]

Yogurt May Be a Good Option for
Individuals Avoiding Lactose in Their Diets

Individuals with lactose intolerance may experience digestive symptoms after consuming dairy products, such as bloating, gas and diarrhea.1 Many people with lactose intolerance can manage their symptoms by limiting the amount of dairy they consume; however, some lactose intolerant individuals often avoid dairy products completely.1,2 Unfortunately, this dairy avoidance may prevent the lactose intolerant person […]

Cultures and Fermentation in Foods:
Fast Facts and Health Benefits

Health-Conscious Consumers Are Driving the Fermentation TrendOne of the most popular and growing food trends in 2017 is cultured and fermented foods. Fermentation enjoys a long history, dating back as far as 6000 B.C., to a time when extending and preserving the shelf life of food was critical in the absence of refrigeration. Today, the […]

Yogurt Consumption May Help Support Heart Health And Promote Healthy Blood Pressure

Rates of lifestyle-related chronic diseases are on the rise in the US.1,2 About half of American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are diet- and physical activity-related

Yogurt May Offer Positive Benefits For Diet Quality and Body Fat In Children

U.S. children are consuming diets too high in calories and lacking in important nutrients.1 In particular, dietary intakes of calcium, vitamin D, and potassium, as well as fiber, are of public health concern in children of all ages.1 In addition, more than 30% of U.S. children (ages 2–19) are overweight or obese, with 17% of children being obese.1

Frequent Yogurt Consumption May Help with Overall Weight Management

The continued issue of overweight in the U.S. population has led to an ongoing search for ways to help Americans better manage their weight. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans report that approximately two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight.


The overarching theme of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA or Dietary Guidelines), released January 2016, is a shift toward healthier eating patterns in order to "promote overall health and help prevent chronic disease.


Parents who model good behavior for healthful eating can influence the dietary habits of their children in a positive way.1

As gatekeepers of the food that's purchased and consumed in the home, parents play a vital role in guiding their children's eating behaviors, starting with the breakfast meal.1

Breakfast presents an opportunity for families to gather together —albeit briefly — and provide socialization and sustenance. Eating breakfast as a family is a newer consumption trend,2 a solid alternative for time-pressed families who often forego eating dinner together.

POSTED ON: May 25, 2015