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  • USDA’s Fresh Fluid Milk Purchase Program is Doing Great Things Across America, but Here’s How We Can Make It Better

    October 09, 2019
    To help families gain access to milk – and all the nutritional benefits it delivers – IDFA and MilkPEP joined with Feeding America to connect milk processors with food banks through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fluid Milk Purchase Program. Read More

  • Four Changes Congress Can Make to Improve Access to Nutritional Dairy Products on World School Milk Day

    September 25, 2019
    By Dave Carlin, Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Economic Policy September 25 is World School Milk Day, which is celebrated by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization each year  to celebrate the health benefits of school milk programs. This column was originally published in the August issue of Dairy Foods Magazine and highlights the nutritional importance of dairy products in federal food and nutrition programs. This fall, Congress will consider legislation to reauthorize federal child nutrition programs, including the school meals programs and the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children (WIC) which provides nutritious foods to supplement the diets of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to age five. It’s been nearly a ... Read More

  • Poll Results: If Chocolate Milk Were Running for President, Chocolate Milk Would Win

    September 09, 2019
    When the International Dairy Foods Association partnered recently with pollsters Morning Consult to conduct a national tracking poll of 2,200 Americans to better understand consumer preferences for fluid milk and related beverages, the results didn’t really blow me away. Yes, they are favorable toward dairy milk and as a booster of dairy, that gets me going. But other surveys and shopper data show very clearly that dairy is thriving. What did surprise me, however, is three trends. Read about them in our latest blog. Read More

  • Dietary guidelines a major opportunity to keep dairy in healthy foods category

    September 03, 2019
    In his bi-monthly column for Cheese Market News, Michael Dykes wrote about how newer research on the healthfulness of dairy may influence the next iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to be released in 2020. Read More

  • Nutrition Labeling Deadline Approaches, IDFA Offers Resources to Assist

    August 27, 2019
    Recent changes were made to the regulations for Nutrition Facts labeling and revised serving sizes for packaged food and beverages. As those compliance dates quickly approach, IDFA has been helping member companies with their questions about the upcoming changes. Read More

 
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