DMI to Highlight Dairy's Role in Nutritious, Value-added Foods, Latest in Dairy Research to Drive Innovation
ROSEMONT, Ill., April 15, 2009 — At the IFT 09 Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) will demonstrate how dairy ingredients and dairy foods deliver exceptional nutrition, functionality and flavor to meet todays consumer demands for convenient and healthier food choices. Located at booth #327, DMI will be sampling several prototypes that feature value-added dairy ingredients. Also, experts from DMI, the National Dairy Foods Research Centers and other partners will present symposia and short courses to share the latest in cutting-edge dairy nutrition research. An additional symposium sponsored by DMI will explain the collaborative effort currently under way to improve the sustainability of the dairy industry.
- Snack bar to highlight satiety a nutritious and delicious, whey protein-enhanced bar that, as part of a higher protein diet, can help curb hunger.
- Jack ˜n mac a traditional comfort food with a twist, including reduced-fat pepper jack that delivers the real cheese and taste consumers crave.
- Womens workout beverage a tasty whey protein-enhanced smoothie targeting women to help make the most of a workout.
- Yogurt ranch a reduced-fat, natural dressing/dip with a clean ingredient label that appeals to consumers.
- Probiotic ice cream a favorite frozen treat that adds good-for-you probiotics to dessert time.
- Unique Aspects of Dairy Fat in Health,at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 8. Americans are counseled to control their total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol consumption. However, in 14 out of 19 prospective and other cohort epidemiological studies, there was no association between milk and/or dairy food intake and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Compared to other dietary fats, milk fat contains many beneficial components and a unique composition. In this session, emerging research documenting various effects of milk fat consumption, and constituents thereof, will be presented.
- Vitamin D and Health: Implications to the Food Industry,at 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 8. Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem. This symposium will review the latest research on the biology of and requirements for vitamin D and address how the food industry can help increase consumer intake of vitamin D through dairy and other food fortification.
- Dairy Foods as Dietary Sources of Vitamin D,at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 9. Vitamin D sufficiency is required to maintain bone integrity and innate immunity. This symposium will give participants an understanding of vitamin Ds biological function, the vitamin D status of Americans and dietary recommendations of vitamin D. In addition, participants will learn about regulatory requirements and learn from industry leaders in marketing vitamin D-fortified foods and beverages.
- "Using Sustainability, Sound Science and Stakeholder Collaboration to Drive Innovation and Growth Across the Supply Chain,at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 9. The dairy industry is responding to consumer and customer demand for more sustainable products, using sound science to drive innovation and position dairy products for long-term growth. Stakeholders from across the dairy supply chain will explain why sustainability is a challenge that requires industrywide collaboration, describing ways to assess environmental impact and identify opportunities for change and work across the supply chain.
On June 5, the first day of a two-day short course on Ingredient Applications for Product Innovation and Consumer Health,Matt Pikosky, Ph.D., R.D., director, research transfer for the National Dairy Council®, will present The Role of Proteins in Weight Management,and Phillip S. Tong, director of the Dairy Products Technology Center, will present Functional Proteins (Dairy) and Their Health Applications.
We look forward to sharing with our industry partners the very latest in dairy ingredient and product research innovations,said Alan Reed, senior vice president, U.S. Manufacturing & Ingredients Marketing, DMI.
For more information about resources provided by DMI and its National Dairy Foods Research Centers, or to learn the latest information on dairy-related research and information, visit www.innovatewithdairy.com.
About Dairy Management Inc.
Dairy Management Inc.™(DMI) drives increased sales of and demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients on behalf of U.S. dairy farmers. DMI manages the American Dairy Association®, the National Dairy Council® and the U.S. Dairy Export Council®.