Dairy-Based Recipes Promoted at Pediatric Conference

The Dairy Alliance exhibited at the 42nd McLemore Birdsong Pediatric Conference, a three-day event held in Hot Springs, VA, and presented by the UVA Children’s Hospital and the UVA Department of Pediatrics. The conference, attended by pediatric healthcare providers, had 80 in-person attendees and approximately 40 virtual attendees. Nutrition education materials that highlighted dairy's role in the dietary guidelines along with lactose intolerance materials were shared with attendees, as well as children's resources like a kid-friendly cookbook. The Dairy Alliance sponsored a snack break that served yogurt parfaits on the first day of the conference, offering additional opportunities to promote dairy as an easy nutritional source for families.