Food Aid

Food Aid

U.S. Dairy for Global Nutrition

Dairy ingredients play a central role in saving the lives of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in low-income countries worldwide. More recently, dairy proteins have been added to foods targeting over 500 million children at risk of stunting and wasting, and in nutritional supplements for people living with HIV and AIDS or in emergency environments.

The U.S. Dairy Export Council's (USDEC) food assistance program is designed to assist private voluntary organizations (PVOs) and other aid organizations as well as government agencies to incorporate U.S. dairy products in development and emergency food assistance programs. The aim is to improve nutrition for the world's most vulnerable populations through broadening knowledge and demonstrating means to incorporate U.S. dairy ingredients in various food aid programs.

Visit USDEC's Dairy for Global Nutrition website for scientific information, independent research, conference proceedings, start-up formulations and a range of resources on the many health and functional benefits and usage applications of U.S. dairy ingredients in a food assistance context.

The U.S. dairy community is collaborating to find ways to reduce hunger in children by enhancing education and adding more dairy proteins to easily accessible items. Check out the video highlighting a landmark event that supported these efforts on May 10-11, 2017 in Boise, Idaho.

Also, read further for a selection of applications formulated for food aid programs that feature bakery, recombined milk products and prepared foods. The highlighted recipes show the versatility of U.S. dairy ingredients and how they can be easily integrated into any cuisine throughout the world.