July 30, 2015

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Dear Subscriber,

Over the past year, we’ve been pleased to share a range of nutrition news and updates with you through the One Yogurt Every Day (OYED) newsletter. We are grateful for your interest, and hope that you will continue with us on our journey to do our part to help improve the American diet.

As part of that journey, we are always looking to better serve those with whom we engage, so we are seeking your feedback via a short survey. Please to share with us your primary topics of interest, as well as the OYED resources that are most beneficial to you. As you think about the type of content that you wish to see moving forward, please see below for a recap of some of the themes and information the One Yogurt Every Day newsletter has recently shared:

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The 2015 revisions to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) have been a leading topic of discussion in the nutrition and health community over the past year, and we’ve reflected that conversation in the OYED newsletter. We’ve shared commentary from nutrition experts on how the DGAs can take a holistic approach to improving population health and encouraged all stakeholders to weigh in on the process via public comments. We encouraged your participation in expert discussions during two Dietary Guidelines Summits that Dannon helped convene through a partnership with Ohio State University’s Food Innovation Center. The DGA Summits took place at Ohio State in and in Washington, DC in and explored critical topics and key opportunities around the 2015 DGAs.
  • Health Disparities: Health disparities continue to be a key challenge to improving population health. We believe that addressing health disparities requires effort from all of us, and that healthy eating, such as incorporating yogurt into the diet, can play a role. A prime example is the recent addition of yogurt to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) federal feeding program. Giving WIC participants access to nutrient-dense and child-friendly yogurt could translate to an improved diet for this vulnerable population. We’ve also shared commentary from OYED Nutrition Advisors on how the 2015 DGAs can be leveraged to address and ultimately reduce health disparities in minority populations and across life stages, including the elderly. And with lactose intolerance and maldigestion being a common issue in African American and Hispanic populations, we’ve emphasized how the live and active lactase-producing cultures found in most yogurts can make it a more easily digestible dairy option to help close the nutrient gap in these communities.
  • Closing the Dairy Gap: On average, Americans only consume 52 percent of the daily recommended intake of dairy, and we’ve touched on this theme throughout our communications. We shared this that shows how adding just one yogurt every day can help close the gap, while delivering three out of four nutrients of public health concern, along with a host of other benefits. We know that nutrient density and sugar content are important issues, so we have shared Dannon’s progress toward fulfilling our to improve the nutritional profile of our products to help ensure that children, families and individuals have access to healthier products that help them meet their dairy needs.
  • We hope that this information has been useful to you. As we work together to improve population health, we look forward to hearing more about the topics and content that are of greatest value to you in your service as nutrition experts, public health ambassadors and one yogurt every day-eaters. Please be sure to to share your feedback.

    We are also interested in reaching more stakeholders and experts like you. Please consider forwarding this email or sharing this link () with your colleagues. We welcome any and all within your networks who appreciate discussion on nutrition, are eager to make our nation healthier and enjoy the many benefits of yogurt!

    Sincerely,

    Philippe Caradec
    Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.
    One Yogurt Every Day

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Couldn’t join us for the that took place in Washington, DC on May 21? Click for a summary of the expert recommendations that came out of the event and to view video footage. The DGA Summit featured nationally recognized experts in the fields of nutrition, health and public policy to elevate the importance of implementing Dietary Guidelines that feature relevant, practical and actionable nutrition guidance for diverse consumers across the nation.

In case you missed it: Check out this op-ed in The Hill written by Robert Murray, MD, OYED nutrition advisor, and Ken Lee, PhD, director of Ohio State’s Food Innovation Center. Drs. Murray and Lee discuss the Dietary Guidelines and the importance of focusing on total diets versus individual nutrients to set a lifelong course for health.

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CNPP Tips for Healthy Living

One Yogurt Every Day is proud to be a National Strategic Partner of the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). Check out these great educational resources from CNPP and share them with your network!

  • is the latest MyPlate resource developed by CNPP and NIH, released in conjunction with the recent White House Conference on Aging. Dairy helps build and maintain strong bones throughout life, and yogurt can be a softer option for those with sensitive teeth and gums.
  • This infographic offers 10 tips to help you eat and drink more fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. It recommends ingredient swaps, such as substituting sour cream for plain yogurt in dips, and recommends fat-free or low-fat milk or yogurt to boost potassium and vitamin D.

Stay connected to OYED

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