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Dairy Nutrition Continuing Education

The online programs below present general information on nutrition and health, as well as the latest research findings regarding the role of milk products. All programs can be accessed free of charge and the detailed instructions are given in each section.

Bone Health: Dairy, Calcium and Beyond

Explore the role of dairy and dairy nutrients in bone health and learn more about the Gut-Bone Axis in this webinar presented by Kelsey Mangano, PhD, RD from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. (Original webcast: June 13, 2017)

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Symposium 2016

The 2016 symposium addressed the different Dietary Patterns. Amongst the topics, cardiometabolic health and the DASH diet were discussed. In this section, you can read the summary of the presentations or watch the webcast.

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Bone Health: Dairy, Calcium and Beyond

Interested by the new scientific data on bone health? Watch our webinar!

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Chocolate and Other Flavoured Milk, Diet Quality and Health

Consistent evidence indicates that chocolate milk helps improve diet quality in children and adolescents without any increase in added sugars and caloric intakes, or any adverse effect on weight.

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Chocolate Milk Consumption in Canada

Of the total added sugar intake in a person’s diet, it is estimated that chocolate milk and other flavoured milks contribute less than 2%—or less than 1 g—of added sugar per person per day.

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Why Is Vitamin A Added to Milk?

Health Canada requires the mandatory fortification of skim and partially skimmed milk with vitamin A. The form added to milk is vitamin A palmitate, which is the most stable form and can be finely...

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Synopsis: Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Bone health is important for overall health and quality of life and is dependent on bone mass, bone architecture and body mechanics. Optimal bone health status is crucial to prevent osteoporosis,...

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The DASH Diet: What It Is and What the Research Says

Numerous studies have confirmed the beneficial role of the DASH dietary pattern on blood pressure, and various DASH-style diets have also been examined.

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Proposed Taxation on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

In February, a proposal to tax sugar-sweetened beverages was put forth by Dietitians of Canada. To find out if registered dietitians are in support of this proposal, we conducted a survey from March 31 to April 14, 2016, among 527 of them.

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