World School Milk Day
World School Milk Day takes place on September 28th and to celebrate The Dairy Council is inviting primary schools across the UK to take part in a national Milk! Shake! Moooves! dance off. Teachers are being encouraged to get their classes 'strutting their stuff' and to video and tweet the performances, including the hashtags #WSMD16 and #MilkShakeMoves.
Full details and further resources that help educate about the benefits of milk and dairy as part of a healthy balanced diet can be found on our World School Milk Day 2016
Seminar: Recovering from Rio
In London on Sept 9th, three-time Olympian Goldie Sayers and double Olympic gold medallist Philip Hindes MBE, were among guest speakers of The Dairy Council's seminar Recovering from Rio: an insight into performance nutrition to celebrate the success of Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The event included a presentation from Dr Emma Cockburn, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Middlesex University, where she discussed new research on milk and its role in muscle recovery after sport. Dr Kevin Currell, Head of Performance Nutrition at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), also joined The Dairy Council to give delegates an insight into the power of food in elite sporting performance.
Erica Hocking, Senior Nutrition Scientist at The Dairy Council, added: "We've had an exciting summer of sport and 'Recovering from Rio' highlighted some of the most cutting-edge research being carried out in dairy nutrition and sports recovery. Dairy foods have an important role to play in sports nutrition thanks to their wide range of essential nutrients."
New Iodine Resource
We announced our new publication on iodine to an invited audience of students and lecturers at University Of Surrey, Thursday 21st April. The event featured a presentation from leading expert on iodine in the diet, Dr Sarah Bath and an introduction to the resource by The Dairy Council's senior nutritionist, Erica Hocking.
Dr Anne Mullen, Director of Nutrition at The Dairy Council, said: "Iodine intake is particularly important for women during pregnancy and for young children since it contributes to growth and brain development. However, the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey indicated that 22% of teenage girls and 10% of women do not obtain adequate iodine from food sources".
Dairy Council Schools Programme
The Dairy Council Schools Programme provides a range of workshops for schoolchildren. Topics covered in these workshops include healthy breakfasts & snacks, sugar awareness, sports nutrition and reading food labels.
Our publication, Eating Well – The Primary School Years, provides information on nutrient requirements for children aged 5-11 years and explains the importance of a healthy balanced diet and physical activity. It includes plenty of meal and snack ideas. It is available now as a free download for teachers and healthcare professionals.
If you would like to know more information about what The Dairy Council can offer your local school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New 'Milk It' Video: 'What's Your Thing?'
The latest Dairy Council video aims to encourage teenagers to think about what sport or physical activity they could engage in. Produced for the Milk It For All It's Worth campaign, What's Your Thing? - Martial Arts
is the third instalment in the What's Your Thing? video series
and stars students from world renowned martial arts centre The Budokwai in London.
The Milk It For All It's Worth
campaign aims to promote the benefits of drinking low-fat milk and being physically active to 12-20 year-olds and currently has more than 10,000 fans on Facebook
Dairy & Sport Matters
The Dairy Council has been heavily involved in sports initiatives including The Milk Race, our Milk & Sport booklets for athletes, and being a founding partner of the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).
In 2014, we consolidated our commitment to sports nutrition with the appointment of our very own Associate Nutritionist with expertise in sport and exercise nutrition. With this exciting development, The Dairy Council has launched "Dairy & Sport Matters", a quarterly e-newsletter for nutrition and sports professionals.
"Dairy & Sport Matters" includes news from The Dairy Council, expert comment and articles on sports nutrition, interviews with elite athletes, up-to-date evidence from academic journals on sports nutrition issues plus top tips and recipes for the sportsperson's diet.