Ring in the New Year with dairy

December 15, 2011

Rosemont, IL -- As the New Year approaches, resolutions of losing weight and getting healthier are stacking up all over the world. However, with so many different fad diets, experts, websites and TV shows all touting different (and sometimes miraculous!) methods of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, accomplishing your resolution can get quite confusing.

"These past few decades we've seen a dietary shift," said Donald Moore, Executive Director, Global Dairy Platform. "Consumers are too focused on what not to eat, instead of what to eat. Unfortunately, a popular diet taboo is to consume a product that has less of something - like salt or fat, versus a product, such as milk, which is loaded with essential nutrients naturally designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and potentially lose weight."

In 2011 alone, there has been an abundance of published research from world renowned nutritional scientists and universities, revealing the health benefits of dairy. To name a few: "For generations, the consumption of dairy has been a backbone of communities. Not only does it deliver nutrition to people at all stages of life, but dairy farming helps promote social, economic and environmental prosperity," said Moore.
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To search for food based guidelines that may include dairy recommendations, visit the FAO Food Guidelines by Country website: www.fao.org/ag/humannutrition/nutritioneducation/fbdg/en.

About Global Dairy Platform

Founded in 2006, Global Dairy Platform (GDP) is an international organization that connects CEOs, executives, researchers and dairy industry advocates from corporations, communication and scientific bodies to collaborate on worldwide dairy issues. Visit http://www.globaldairyplatform.com for more information.

Contact:

Melanie Nimrodi

847-627-3387

Melanie.nimrodi@globaldairyplatform.com

Global Dairy Platform

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