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Dairy’s Place in Diets, Federal Milk Pricing on Tap for Dairy Forum

Dec 17, 2014
Nutrition experts and leading dairy executives will explore solutions to two challenging issues, dairy’s place in a healthy diet and the outdated federal milk pricing system, on Monday morning at Dairy Forum 2015. Dairy Forum will be held January 25-28 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Fla.

“We have two top-notch discussions ready for Monday morning,” said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. “Obesity prevention continues to be a major public policy concern, and we’ll examine the impact voluntary programs are making to improve the health of future generations. Then we’ll hear from a panel of dairy company leaders about the benefits and barriers to updating milk pricing so that our industry can take full advantage of growth opportunities.”

The Monday morning Dairy Forum program includes:

"Collaborating to Combat Childhood Obesity"

More and more food and beverage companies are voluntarily participating in programs designed to end childhood obesity. Learn what the food and dairy industry is doing to help fight childhood obesity.

Moderator: Alexis Glick, CEO, GENYOUth Foundation
Philippe L. Caradec,
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.
Pauline Harper
, Director Advisory, EEN and EPODE International Network
Lawrence Soler,
President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

"Milk Pricing: What Lies Ahead"
Most agree that our current milk pricing system, rooted in 1930s-era economics, is a misfit in today’s global marketplace. Join top dairy executives in this discussion of what it will take to move our industry forward.

Moderator: Robert D. Boynton, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

David Ahlem
, Chief Operating Officer, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.
Jay Bryant
, Chief Executive Officer, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc., and Chairman of the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) Board of Directors
Jeffrey Kaneb
, Executive Vice President, HP Hood LLC, and Chairman, Milk Industry Foundation
Mike Wells
, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc., and Chairman, International Ice Cream Association 

The full agenda of events is available here.

To register, visit the Dairy Forum microsite. 

For more information, contact Maria Velasco, meetings and educational services assistant for IDFA, at

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