Human nutrition research and science

Objectives

To protect industry reputation through credible research supporting  the nutritional and health impact of dairy product consumption. 

3 year plan focus

  • Address key evidence gaps in dairy product nutrition science, to support key industry policy positions and provide the basis for substantiated communications to policy makers, health influencers and consumers.
  • Address evidence gaps in critical health areas:
    • Bone health - Fractures study – A study into improved health for elderly through increased dairy consumption.
    • Support dairy in dietary recommendation research – The role of dairy foods within the Mediterranean diet.
    • Australia’s dietary intake – further analysis relating to the role dairy foods.
    • Health aspects of full fat dairy product in cardiovascular health.
    • Research into the association between intake of sodium and dairy-related nutrients and blood pressure.