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a2 Milk Company
Bonnie Johnson, MS, RDN
a2 Milk® is pure dairy milk, completely natural and additive free.
Most dairy milk today contains two main types of beta-casein protein, A2, and A1. For some people with gastrointestinal discomfort, avoiding the A1 type of beta-casein may make the diﬀerence.
a2 Milk® naturally contains only the A2 type of beta-casein protein and are free of the A1 type.
California almonds are a natural, wholesome and nutrient-rich food — high in vitamin E and magnesium, with 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of ﬁber per one ounce (28-gram) serving. They’re grown by more than 6,500 growers in California’s Central Valley, which is the only region in the U.S. able to successfully grow almonds commercially. They’re the second most valuable crop in California, and in fact comprise 80 percent of the world’s almonds.
The majority of almond farms in California are fewer than 100 acres, and nearly 90 percent are family farms, many operated by third and fourth generation family growers. Back in 1950, almond growers decided to combine their resources to found and fund what is now the Almond Board of California, a non-proﬁt Federal Marketing Order that operates under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Almond Board supports growers with a research-based approach to production and marketing. It has funded more than $42 million since 1973 in research related to almond production, quality and safety, nutrition, and environmental aspects of farming. This has led to a number of breakthroughs and a spirit of continual improvement that has helped almond growers be increasingly eﬃcient, productive and responsible with their valuable resources.
Walnuts are the only nut – and one of the few foods – that provide an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid with 2.5 grams in a one ounce serving. For more than 25 years, the California Walnut Commission has supported scientiﬁc research through more than 100 publications on the consumption of walnuts and outcomes in the areas of heart health, healthy aging (cognitive health and physical function), cancer prevention, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, weight, the Mediterranean diet and male reproductive health.
Josh Haines, Marketing Brand Manager - Food Service
Chicken of the Sea has been a leader in delivering fresh, delicious, high-quality canned seafood to Americans for more than 100 years. Our dedication and commitment to health, nutrition, and seafood sustainability guide us in developing the products, recipes, in-store programming, research and conveniences we bring to market each day. At Chicken of the Sea we believe that life is fuller and more enjoyable when we open ourselves to new possibilities. We thrive on exploring new tastes, discovering new experiences and developing innovative products that health professionals feel good about recommending for improved health, longevity and quality of life.
Divina brings you the ingredients to a good life; heart-healthy Mediterranean olives and antipasti that are hand-harvested and responsibly produced. We support biodiversity and promote the lifestyle and culinary heritage of the Mediterranean
Jenn LaVardera, MS RD, Nutrition and Health Communications Manager
The Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI) was founded by David H. Murdock as a research and education foundation within Dole Food Company. Now in his 90’s, Mr. Murdock is a true believer in the power of fruits and vegetables to promote health and longevity. At Dole we believe that what you eat should give life—not limit it. The DNI’s mission is three-fold: to provide the public with easily accessible, scientiﬁcally-validated information on nutrition and health; to make scientiﬁc discoveries in the Dole Nutrition Research Lab; and to create delicious and nutritious recipes made primarily with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Schar is a global manufacturer of gluten-free foods, including bread, pasta, pizza, crackers, cookies, and frozen meals. We have pioneered the gluten-free industry back in the 1980’s when only those diagnosed with celiac disease ate gluten-free. Since, we’ve worked closely with healthcare professionals (HCPs), especially Registered Dietitians, who specialize in gluten-related disorders. We have a site solely dedicated to HCPs, where they can access many free resources such as dietitian kits, educational materials, and CPE webinars. Retail Dietitians can sign up for the tour of our gluten-free facility or request food samples and coupons for their in-store events. We also oﬀer a $5,000 award to 3 dietitians each for developing a nutrition-related project to help patients with GI issues. For more details, register below.
General Mills Bell Institute of Health, Nutrition & Food Safety
Lesley Shiery, Senior Nutrition Scientist
The global Bell Institute of Health, Nutrition & Food Safety is comprised of passionate doctorate and master-level scientists and registered dietitians with varied backgrounds – ranging from nutrition science to public health to food science to microbiology and more! At the Bell Institute of Health, Nutrition & Food Safety, our mission is to be the source of scientiﬁc health, nutrition and food safety expertise that creates value and growth for General Mills. We believe food should make us better, so we work hard to make food people love while improving the nutrition of our products.
Our website, www.bellinstitute.com, provides free resources on nutrition including webinars with free continuing education credits, infographics, videos, and scientiﬁc articles.
Love One Today® is a science-based food and wellness education program developed to encourage Americans to include fresh Hass avocados in everyday healthy eating plans to help increase fruit and vegetable intake and as a delicious, cholesterol-free, whole food source of naturally good fats. Per serving (one-third of the medium fruit), avocados provide a good source of ﬁber, 6 grams of unsaturated fats and they are sodium- and sugar-free.
Did you know that sun dried tomatoes pack more nutrition per ounce than fresh tomatoes? Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes naturally have 12 times more lycopene than fresh tomatoes. Many studies, including those published in Cancer Epidemiology, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The Journal of Nutrition, Biomarkers & Prevention, and more show that lycopene helps to improve immune function, reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancer, diabetes, cataracts, asthma, and even oﬀer protection from UV rays.