September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and, as children return to school, we’re continuing to focus our efforts on building awareness of how yogurt consumption plays an important role in helping children – and people of all age groups and cultures – build healthy dietary patterns. This “Think Yogurt” infographic provides an overview of how consuming one yogurt every day may help Americans do just that.
A popular, yet under consumed, food among children, yogurt not only provides a critically needed serving of dairy, but it also encourages consumption of other nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, through pairings and healthy combinations. Click here for healthy recipes that demonstrate ways to incorporate yogurt into snacks and meals.
In a time when policymakers are focused on improving nutrition and the American state of health, it’s especially important for nutrient-dense foods like yogurt to be recognized for their crucial role in helping Americans achieve a more balanced diet.
Please click here to download the infographic, and we encourage you to share it with other nutrition and health experts, so they too can realize the many benefits of consuming one yogurt every day. Yogurt does a lot more than just taste good.
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One Yogurt Every Day
In early August, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) held its Annual Meeting in New Orleans. AADE15 convened experts and diabetes educators from around the country in educational sessions about diabetes prevention and management. Click here to view OYED Nutrition Advisor Constance Brown-Riggs’ presentation, “Dairy’s Role in Diabetes and Lactose Intolerance.” The presentation discusses the value of dairy in building healthy diets, dairy’s role in helping to manage hypertension, obesity, insulin resistance and lactose intolerance, as well as strategies to overcome barriers to consuming enough dairy.
Last month, we requested your feedback through a survey to determine ways that we can better inform you. If you didn’t get an opportunity to take the survey, it’s not too late to participate. Please click here to share with us your primary topics of interest, as well as the OYED resources that are most beneficial to you. Thanks to those who already responded!
USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) is seeking comments about their research plans to test consumer nutrition education messages and tools. According to the Federal Register notice, “the information collected will be used to refine messages and improve the usefulness of products as well as aid consumer understanding of current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and related materials.” The 60-day comment period will close on Oct. 26. Submit your public comment here!
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