Use our Resource Directory to ﬁnd free health and wellness resources from food companies, commodity boards and nutrition nonproﬁts. Recipes, in-store programming, details on procuring samples for your demos (and everything in between) are just a click away.
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.
Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California Avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 2,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the oﬃcial information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.
Because of our unwavering belief in the quality of California Avocados, we’re dedicated to sharing information, promoting our product and supporting those who use, produce, sell and serve California Avocados.
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.
Allison Pigatto, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition Engagement and Outreach Intern
Eggs are a nutrition powerhouse. One large egg has 6 grams of high-quality protein, varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, all for 70 calories. The Egg Nutrition Center is the science and nutrition education division of the American Egg Board. Its mission is to be a credible source of nutrition and health information and the acknowledged leader in research and education related to eggs.
Our vision is to introduce the world to the beneﬁts of the Greek Mediterranean diet by combining Greek products based on olive oil with our penchant for tradition and simplicity.
Gaea is much more than elegantly-packaged wholesome foods and ﬁne ingredients. It is a genuine philosophy of life, with a deep appreciation of nature. We’ve always favored non-aggressive harvesting over large volumes and high yields. Although we invest heavily in research and employ cutting-edge technology, we never stray too much from time-honored practices.
We are the ﬁrst non-GMO and carbon neutral olive oil worldwide and hope to become international ambassadors of top-quality olive oil products and a better, healthier, more fulﬁlling way of eating—and living.
Extra Virgin Olive OilGluten FreePolyphenolsTruthful labelingVegan