FDBusiness.com

Dairy – How do You Take Yours?

 Breaking News
  • Diageo Launches New Super-premium Gin Diageo is introducing a new super-premium Italian gin, Villa Ascenti. The launch comes at a time when the super-premium and ultra-premium gin categories are the fastest growing segment within gin in Europe. Villa Ascenti will initially be available in 14 European countries. A new €420,000 (£360,000) distillery has been built on the site of the brand [...]...
  • European Commission Proposes to Increase Price Transparency in the Food Chain Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer co-operation, the European Commission has presented the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain. The European Commission has tabled a proposal that will make available crucial information on how prices are determined [...]...
  • Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has launched its first podcast, ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’. Produced by Last Cast Media, the five-part series is a story of coming together, sharing, conquering markets and how three families, competitors for [...]...
  • C&C Group Increases Revenue by 187.3% to over €1.5 Billion C&C Group, the UK and Ireland drinks production and distribution business, increased net revenue by 187.3% to €1.575 billion in 12 months ended 28 February 2019, reflecting the acquisition of Matthew Clark and Bibendum from the administrators of Conviviality Group in April 2018. Excluding Matthew Clark and Bibendum, and on a constant currency basis, net [...]...
  • 2 Sisters Accelerates Business Transformation 2 Sisters Food Group has announced a series of actions as part of its accelerating transformational strategy to turnaround the business. The company is making further investments in its UK Poultry and Fox’s Biscuits businesses, and is proposing to reduce the number of its UK Poultry sites in order to produce shorter, more efficient supply [...]...

Dairy – How do You Take Yours?

Dairy – How do You Take Yours?
June 30
09:20 2017

Researchers at Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and University College Cork are analysing dairy consumption patterns in Irish adults and have found that those who consume dairy tend to have healthier dietary behaviours.

We all know the benefits of consuming dairy foods in our diets but not all consumers eat dairy in the same way or for the same reasons. Researchers in Teagasc and UCC are looking at how dairy foods are incorporated into our diets by analysing the National Adult Nutrition Survey, which contains details of the consumption patterns of over 1,500 Irish adults. The researchers found that nearly 99% of the population included dairy products, with milk being the most widely consumed product. On average, Irish adults meet the dietary recommendations for dairy food and are consuming a glass of milk, a portion of cheese and a pot of yogurt most days of the week.

However, when grouped by the type and pattern of dairy foods consumed, the research shows that not all consumers eat dairy in the same way. Some people, generally the sport-orientated men tend to drink more than a pint of full fat milk a day while not consuming most other dairy products such as cheese or yogurt. Younger consumers prefer just cheese, while more women prefer to eat yogurts. Most of those who consumed high amounts of dairy foods were motivated to follow a healthy diet. Nearly a quarter of the population consumed very little dairy products while others only used it in tea and coffee.

According to Dr Sinéad McCarthy, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown: “The consumers who have a balance of all dairy foods also expressed strong motivations to engage in healthy dietary behaviours, whereby fat intakes are within recommended levels, showing that dairy foods plays a key role in a healthy diet”. However, nearly one quarter of Irish adults consume very little dairy products at less than 100g per day, well below the recommended three servings from the milk cheese and yogurt food group.  These consumers need to ensure that they consume adequate calcium to maintain bone health and prevent health issues such as osteoporosis later in life.

Having these profiles of dairy consumers can present exciting opportunities for new product development and to target consumers with tailored dairy products to suit their dietary preferences and requirements.

The article ‘More than just milk!’ by Sinéad McCarthy, Teagasc; Mary McCarthy and Saibh McGrath, University College Cork appears in the summer issue of TResearch (Teagasc’s Research & Innovation magazine), available online: http://bit.ly/TResearchsummer2017.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
  • June 25, 2019BevExpo 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements