Introducing Our New Column: Ask the Nutrition Expert

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  • 1 min read December 19, 2018

I’m proud to be a dietitian and to work with so many intelligent and creative registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) here at National Dairy Council (NDC). When we count NDC staff and our state and regional staff there are over 100 dietitians working on behalf of dairy farmers across the country!

For more than a century, dairy farmers and dairy dietitians have been committed to research and science-based education about the nutrition and health benefits dairy foods provide, while also helping to connect people to the dairy farmers who make their milk and dairy foods possible.

People want to know more about where their food comes from, and because NDC is founded by dairy farmers and our staff of dietitians work directly with and for dairy farmers, we are able to help people understand who is behind the milk in the stores and what happens on dairy farms in terms of animal care, stewardship of the land and sustainable farming practices that are mindful of natural resources.

Here at National Dairy Council, our dietitians have expertise in all things nutrition ― from farm to the table ― covering topics like sustainability, health benefits and myth-busting, as well as sports nutrition and child health and wellness. That’s why we are starting a new blog series called “Ask the Nutrition Expert.” Our dietitians are excited to share the latest and greatest science-based dairy insights with you, including how dairy contributes to health and sustainable food systems, everyday application through recipes and tips and more! In our inaugural post, I will answer the question, “Do we really need three servings of dairy every day?

Do you have a specific question for one of them? Tweet it to @NtlDairyCouncil. or email Erin Coffield, RDN, LDN at