Investing in nutrition research to increase the understanding of dairy’s impact on the human body and filling knowledge gaps is a priority for the National Dairy Council (NDC). The latest updates show dairy as the ultimate ingredient in product development for delivering high-quality nutrition across the globe.
Dairy Ingredients, Milk, Nutrition, Global, Whey Protein, Child Nutrition, Early Childhood Development
Nutrition plays an undeniably-important role in child development. A parent’s choice of what foods and beverages to keep in their home goes well beyond choosing healthy options. Their child’s age, stage of development, allergies and intolerances are important elements. In this first piece in a series on how dairy supports different life stages, we are outlining dairy’s role in supporting child development. What better time to explore the benefits of milk and milk-derived ingredients than during the celebrations around World School Milk Day, commonly celebrated the last Wednesday in September each year.
Dairy Ingredients, Lactose, Market Insights, Consumer Insights, Cheese, Global, Whey Protein, Lactose-free
Products with free-from claims, such as lactose-free, seem to be multiplying overnight. According to Innova Market Insights, 2% of new global product introductions in 2015 included lactose free claims.1 This number is rising as manufacturers take the opportunity to contribute lactose-free innovations using dairy ingredients.
Consumer Insights, Global, Whey Protein Isolate, Weight Management, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Sports Nutrition, Healthy Aging
Sports nutrition products continue their momentum as more mainstream consumers buy into the category. In the last five years (2011-2016), global sports nutrition product launches had a 10.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).1 As more products enter the market, U.S. dairy proteins are helping manufacturers differentiate their products from others in the sports nutrition category.
Dairy Ingredients, Market Insights, Dairy Resources, Global, Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Whey Protein Concentrate, High Quality Protein
A new, more accurate method for measuring protein quality lists dairy proteins as one of the highest-quality sources available. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) previously recommended using the digestible indispensable amino acid scores (DIAAS) for the most correct protein quality measurement. Now, after more than 20 years as the selected method, the protein digestibility-corrected amino acid scores (PDCAAS) could be replaced with DIAAS. Here’s why, and why no matter the method, dairy remains one of the highest scoring protein sources.