Cultures and Fermentation in Foods:
Fast Facts and Health Benefits
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 2015-2020 DGA INCLUDE YOGURT AS PART OF A HEALTHY EATING PATTERN
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.
EATING A QUALITY BREAKFAST IS A FAMILY AFFAIR
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.