annual conference for registered dietitians in Arkansas held at
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Campus in Little Rock.
Learning about the latest research in nutrition and how that
research is used in helping patients or clients is fascinating
to me as a nurse and dairy farmer.
Dr. Jim Painter, a conference speaker sponsored by Midwest Dairy,
presented a talk called "Finding Truth in Failed Theories of Heart Disease".
The gist of his talk was that by digging for the truth and looking at
current research on the good fat in dairy, consumption of whole
fat dairy is most likely on the forefront of being preventive
for cardiovascular problems.
I must say that was music to my dairy farmer ears!
I also appreciated Dr. Painter sharing his expertise
in wine tasting and cheese pairing during the Networking Reception.
During the conference, I met many of the dietitians and shared
how we work everyday on the farm to produce nutritious milk.
It's always fun to talk about how we use a dairy nutritionist
and share our appreciation for what nutritionists and dietitians
do for all of us.
I'm thankful for the work of Midwest Dairy to foster the unique
relationship between dairy farmers and dietitians and for the
research that supports dairy as an important part of a healthy diet.