Webinar: Beyond The Plate: A Global Perspective on Milk

June 29, 2021

This webinar seeks to offer participants a global perspective on the consumption and importance of milk. Milk is viewed through a social, cultural and scientific lens and explored through multiple food ways. This presentation starts out by providing an overview of the reasons why individuals choose to avoid or desire to consume milk. This webinar further seeks to unpack the science of lactose intolerance and the rates of global lactose intolerance as well as the global annual consumption of cow's milk.

This webinar describes the relationship between milk and culture and explores the traditional role milk occupies in certain cultures and its symbolic position in various cultures. Consuming milk has become a symbolic representation of becoming American and fitting into American society. This presentation goes on to explore global shifts in milk consumption in recent years and how acculturation affects latinx communities when individuals acculturate to the US. Furthermore, this webinar explores traditional milk-based dishes in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Lastly, this presentation examines the beneficial role that A2 milk may play for people with gastrointestinal issues and investigates this through recent scientific research as well as first-hand case studies.

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 9–10 am ET, join moderator Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, and an expert panel of speakers representing a variety of segments of health care foodservice providers as they update you about the latest information on this increasingly important topic.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, nutrition professionals will be better able to:

  1. Participants will be able to define foodways
  2. Participants will gain an understanding of rates of global dairy consumption
  3. Participants will be able to describe the role of milk in global food culture
  4. Participants will gain an understanding of the potential advantages of consuming A2 milk as an alternative to conventional milk

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
2.1.3, 4.1.1, 8.2.3, 9.3.3
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Course summary
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  • 1.00 CDR
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06/29/2021 - 9:00am EDT
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06/29/2021 - 10:00am EDT
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Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, of Brooklyn-based Maya Feller Nutrition is a registered dietitian nutritionist, nationally recognized nutrition expert and adjunct professor at New York University. In her practice, she provides medical nutrition therapy for the management of and risk reduction of non-communicable diseases. @mayafellerRD

Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, has no relevant disclosures to report. She certifies that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

The a2 Milk Company is changing the way the world thinks about milk and bringing people back to the taste and nutrition of dairy. a2 Milk® is 100% real milk that comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type so it is easier on digestion. Published research suggests a2 Milk® may help avoid stomach discomfort in some people. Better protein, naturally. For more information, visit a2milknutrition.com.


The a2 Milk Company has been approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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