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National Dairy Council Encourages Milk Consumption

Calcium Summit II Addresses Calcium Deficiency Among America's Youth
Experts strategize new solutions to reach and teach America's youth.
WASHINGTON, DC - January 17, 2002 - Hundreds of nutritionists, government officials and educators as well as many of the country's leading researchers gathered to develop an action plan to address a critical health concern facing children and adolescents: calcium deficiency. The goal is to encourage increased milk and dairy consumption among today's children and adolescents. Government data indicates that calcium intake remains dangerously low in the diets of children and adolescents. Poor eating patterns are partly to blame for this shortfall, with over-consumption of low nutrient foods and under-consumption of nutrient-rich foods such as milk, according to Mark Jacobson, M.D., professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Schneider Children's Hospital and also one of the Calcium Summit II speakers. The problem is particularly troubling for teens: nearly nine out of 10 girls and seven out of 10 boys fail to meet current calcium recommendation's (1,300 mg per day for ages 9-18 years). Calcium Summit II, jointly sponsored by the National Dairy Council, Milk Processor Education Program and American College of Nutrition, highlighted research, which indicates that calcium consumed during adolescence may be one of the single most important factors determining a child's future risk of osteoporosis. New study reveals that milk is a nutrient dense and cost effective choice for school meals.
Rosemont, IL., December 10, 2001, Milk provides more calcium and protein per penny compared to any other foods served on school lunch menus, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Researchers at Kansas State University examined the nutrient contributions of five meal components of school lunches: an entree, milk, vegetable/fruits, grain/bread, and condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, or salad dressing. Nutrient analysis of the foods from two different elementary school districts was then compared to the protein per 100 calories and per penny, making milk a nutrient dense and cost effective component for school lunch.
True Foodservice Equipment Inc. is proud to announce that they have been selected to work in an ongoing Nationwide test program with Dairy Management Inc.
DMI is the marketing arm for American Dairy Association, the National Dairy Council and the US Dairy Export Council. The National School Food Association in Washington DC is also involved. Proper serving temperature is of the utmost concern to the Dairy Industry, and that is the reason they selected True. True is very proud to take an important role in this campaign to improve the overall health and safety of children.