Webinar: Why Dairy Is Important for Childhood Nutrition

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  • 1 min read December 14, 2020

National Dairy Council’s webinar “Confidently Nourishing Children: What’s the Deal With Dairy?” looks at the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, which for the first time included dairy food recommendations for expectant moms and children aged 6 to 24 months.



The committee’s report also reaffirms the importance of dairy foods in children 2 years of age and older. This is a critical window of time to support optimal health and set the foundation for healthy eating patterns to help people thrive across the lifespan.

Nearly all parents agree that eating habits during childhood will have a lifelong impact on their children’s health; however, only one-third are confident that they are doing a good job shaping their child’s eating habits. As health professionals, it can be a challenge to help parents navigate the plethora of information on nutrition.

In this webinar, Dr. Winston Price, FAAP, FACPE, a certified pediatrician and past president of National Medical Association, and Holley Grainger, MS, RD, and founder of Cleverful Living, discuss key questions they receive from parents about their babies, toddlers and teens.

Watch the video above to learn more. You can download a PDF of the slides by clicking the button on the right.

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