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Explore Power of Proteins at Milk & Cultured Dairy Conference

Apr 24, 2013

Do you know the health benefits that dairy proteins provide? Want to learn how others are using the power of dairy protein to create and market new products around the globe?

Join your colleagues at IDFA’s Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference, May 22-23 in Indianapolis, for a three-part look at the power of dairy proteins. The conference program is packed with new ideas and techniques for saving companies valuable time, money and resources. 

Power of Dairy Proteins

Part I: New Protein Research -- Benefits and Implications
Don Layman, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois, will share his latest research on proteins. He’ll review the role of dietary protein and the positive impact it can have on adult health problems, such as obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The session will explore amino acid requirements during different stages of life and exercise and will define the role of branched, chained amino acids (BACC) in muscle metabolism. Attendees will learn how dairy protein fits into this complex equation of protein quality and needs.

Part II: A Look at the Global Marketplace
Lynn Dornblaser, director of innovation and insight for Mintel, will outline trends in milk and cultured dairy products around the world, showing that many products are capitalizing on the power of protein. She’ll review trending claims, product ingredients and nutritional profiles and examine what motivates consumers.

Part III: Dairy Protein Applications
Milk holds valuable proteins, whey and casein that have to be concentrated by processing technologies to be used in value-added dairy products or as an ingredient in other foods. John Lucey, Ph.D., director of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin, will discuss new technologies for filtration, ion exchange and other methods used to separate protein fractions. He’ll also explore the opportunities in dairy product formulation.

IDFA’s Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference will feature an information-rich program filled with up-to-the minute news on issues related to milk and cultured products, along with in-depth research and introductions to new marketing opportunities. The conference will be held May 22-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.

For more details and to register, visit Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference.

Members with questions may contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings assistant, at

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