Dairy on the Air Episode 13: From Dairy Skeptic to Dairy Advocate

The newest episode of Midwest Dairy’s podcast, Dairy on the Air, highlights research on the health benefits of dairy and how it’s helping the wellness community rethink previously held beliefs about dairy fat and cholesterol. Dr. Jim Painter, a registered dietitian and professor emeritus, shares his journey from dairy skeptic to dairy advocate in this conversation with Midwest Dairy CEO Lucas Lentsch. Dr. Painter presents data on dairy’s role in the diet, illustrating that dairy does not contribute to higher levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, and he shares how he advocates for health care professionals to advise patients and clients to include dairy as a regular part of a healthy, whole food diet.



“Fifty-five percent of our diet is highly processed,” said Dr. Painter, “That doesn’t happen with dairy. It never gets refined; it’s whole food all the time.”

Tune into the conversation with Dr. Painter to also hear:

· Details about his work to connect with health professionals about the health benefits of dairy

· Myths about dairy get debunked and how data can change perceptions and understanding

· How the dairy industry can partner with independent academics to share information and data showing the role of dairy in a whole-food diet



Dairy on the Air is a monthly podcast—hosted by Lucas Lentsch, Midwest Dairy CEO, and produced by Midwest Dairy— that features relevant conversations impacting the dairy community. Find all episodes online at MidwestDairy.com or on podcast platforms including iTunes, iHeartRadio. Google Play, Stitcher and more.

-From Stephanie Cundith, manager, corporate communications for Midwest Dairy. She may be contacted at scundith@midwestdairy.com.

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