Dairy can play an important role in an active lifestyle. Learn more below.
Fueling Essentials for the Lactose Intolerance Athlete
Milk and dairy foods provide an essential source of high-quality protein and calcium for athletes. Download a new locker room tip sheet for lactose intolerant athletes here.
Power Performance with Protein
Athletes require more protein than the average person. Download this new locker room tip sheet to help your athletes power up their performance!
New “Wheys” to Boost and Spread Protein Throughout the Day
Whey protein is great for post-exercise recovery because it contains all of the essential amino acids, including high amounts of leucine, which helps to rebuild muscle. One tablespoon of whey protein provides 4g protein. Check out National Dairy Council’s new infographic.
Don’t Let Winter D-Prive You
During the winter months, we spend less time outdoors and have less exposure to the sun which is one of the ways the body makes Vitamin D. Without sunlight, the body relies on food sources to get this essential nutrient. Vitamin D has two major functions – enabling the immune system to fight infections and allowing the body to properly absorb calcium to build strong bones. Check out the video to find out which foods are a good source of D.
Too Busy for Breakfast? Think Again.
Coaches and health professionals agree – fueling your day Is non-negotiable. Breakfast breaks the overnight fast and kickstarts your mind and body for a day of action.
Don’t believe us? Sports nutrition expert Heather Mangieri lays out the facts and shares quick breakfast ideas for folks on the go:
B-fast IS the most important meal of the day; skipping is NOT an option! I share Basic Ideas for Busy Young Athletes https://t.co/n03z4O870l
— Heather Mangieri RDN (@NutritionCheck) November 23, 2016
Looking for Quick Breakfast Ideas? We got ya covered:
Snacking is a great way to fuel the body and keep hunger in check. Choosing healthy snacks can be overwhelming given the countless options available on store shelves. Remember to keep it simple and plan ahead! Get tips from sports nutrition expert Kelly Springer.
Going All The Whey!
Making the most of practices includes post workout nutrition to replenish the body. Sports nutrition expert, Leslie J. Bonci, a consultant for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Chiefs and member of the Whey Protein Advisory Panel, explains why athletes should “go all the whey” after workouts.
Nutrition Basics for Athletes 101
As kids head back to school, for many that also means back to busy sports schedules. Coaches say that one component of sports training that is often overlooked, but can have a major impact on performance, is nutrition. In this video, sports nutrition expert and board certified specialist in sports dietetics, Heather Mangieri, shares advice on balancing menus to include the right combination of nutrients for well-nourished athletes.
Buffalo Bills’ Strength & Conditioning Coach Shares Advice for Training Camp Recovery
American Dairy Association and the Buffalo Bills have been working together for years to educate student athletes on the important role proper nutrition plays in training and performance. Bills’ Strength & Conditioning Coach Dan Liburd says replenishing essential nutrients after long workouts is crucial to combat muscle breakdown and fight stress that comes with heavy exercise. View his advice here.
Cornell University Coordinator of Sports Nutrition Clint Wattenberg, serves 37 Big Red teams and approximately 1,100 student athletes. According to Wattenberg, “The composition of low-fat chocolate milk is probably the gold standard for a recovery beverage.” Wattenberg worked with Cornell Dairy’s world-class food scientists to develop Big Red Refuel, a protein fortified chocolate milk that serves as the primary refuel beverage/snack for Big Red athletes after they lift and train. The American Dairy Association asked Wattenberg to create locker room tips sheets on refueling. Download Recovery food and Refuel tip sheets.
The American Dairy Association asked our expert panel of sports nutritionists to share their top advice for high school and college athletes for National Nutrition Month. Find out what the top 3 foods they say high school athletes should include in their diet and the top 3 they say to limit.
Cornell Provides Chocolate Milk to Athletes
Cornell joins growing college trend – spotlighting importance of nutrition for athletes by opening a Big Red Fueling Station offering nutrient rich foods like chocolate milk. Watch video.
Past Featured Articles:
Food Shopping For Performance By Kelly Springer, MS, RD, CDN, sports nutrition expert and national media spokesperson on nutrition.
Eating to Prevent Injury By Heather Mangieri, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, owns Nutrition CheckUp, a nutrition consulting practice and is a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her advice has been featured in media including Fitness Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Running Magazine, ELLE, Woman’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times and USA Today. Watch video!
Endurance for Basketball By Heidi Skolnik, M.S., C.D.N., FACSM, nutrition consultant to the New York Knicks Basketball Team, the New York Giants Football Team and the New York Mets Baseball Team.
Post Workout Recovery By Michelle D. Wright, M.S., R.D., CDE, CSSD, nutrition consultant for Rutgers University Athletic Department and Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management at Hunterdon Medical Center.
Pre-Game Fuel By Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD, nutrition consultant for the Ottawa and Binghamton Senators (NHL/AHL hockey), blogger for MensFitness.com and contributor to CNN, ESPN-Women, Fitness, Glamour, Health, Men’s Health, Readers Digest, Real Simple, Self, Shape and Women’s Health.
Preseason Football Tips from Buffalo Bills’ Strength & Conditioning Coach Dan Liburd The Bills’ Strength & Conditioning coach shares tips for preseason football. View Recipe.
Hydration By Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, sports dietitian for the University of Pittsburgh’s department of athletics, and nutrition consultant for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Chiefs and former sports dietitian for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Watch video!
Advice for Athletes Eating On The Run By Felicia D. Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes, The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great, and former host of TLC’s Honey We’re Killing the Kids.
Refuel with Chocolate Milk
Milk is an effective exercise recovery drink. It supplies high-quality protein and power-packed nutrients that the body needs after a workout. Learn more about the role of milk in sports nutrition with these resources.
The science behind exercise recovery
ReThink Your Drink
Compare milk’s nutrition to other beverages.
Nutrition in Unexpected Places
White or chocolate, milk provides key nutrients that children and adolescents need after exercise.
Fueling for Recovery
Learn what foods can help improve athletic performance and fuel recovery.
Milk: Nature’s Sports Drink
Learn about nature’s sports drink.
ReThink Your Drink (Spanish)
Compare milk’s nutrition to other beverages.
Built with Chocolate Milk
Discover the science behind lowfat chocolate milk as a recovery beverage after a strenuous workout.
Nutrient-Rich Foods: Packing More Nutrition in Every Meal
Suggestions for creating balanced meals that will help fuel your day with energy.
Whey Protein for Sports
A by-product of cheesemaking, whey protein has emerged as a nutrient powerhouse for athletes.
State of The Science: The Power of Whey Protein
The latest science on whey protein for all ages.
Small Steps Can Help Ensure Your Fitness Goals Muscle Matters for Your Health at Any Age
Learn how whey protein can help you reach your fitness goals.