Eat your vegetables. Drink your milk. You’ll grow big and strong! Children often hear these adages at the dinner table. But how much do we tailor our food to benefit our health? In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak with two leaders on the cutting edge of food as medicine.

First up is Dr. Marc Watkins, Chief Medical Officer with Kroger. Is it possible to get nutritional advice and healthy food all in one grocery run? How are retailers promoting healthy choices as you browse the aisles? Dr. Watkins weighs in.

Next, we’re joined by food industry expert Robert Jones. Between yearly physicals and dental cleanings, Americans are familiar with preventative medical care. But what about preventative foods? Can our diets be catered to keep us out of doctors’ offices? Jones sheds light on the topic and his company’s offerings.

The episode is sponsored by Federal

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Witty, fast-moving and stacked with dynamic guests, The Dairy Download offers sharp insights in a neat, 30-minute package. Ever.Ag’s Phil Plourd and Kathleen Wolfley host each episode, leading listeners through a rundown of action in the CME markets and things to watch, while going in depth with guests on consumer, market and policy trends shaping dairy.

Wonks, nerds, data hounds and tech evangelists are welcome. Listeners get the perspectives of various industry experts who can unpack challenging issues in fun and interesting ways.

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