Health Professionals

We hope our resources will assist you in gaining up-to-date information on the role of dairy as part of a healthy, balanced diet to enhance your own knowledge and/or to confidently advise your clients, patients and colleagues. Should you have any queries, please contact nutrition@ndc.ie

As a trusted source of dairy science information, the National Dairy Council (NDC) provides up-to-date information on the role of dairy as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

This information includes the most cutting edge dairy science research to enhance your knowledge and enable you to confidently advise your clients, patients and colleagues. Should you have any queries, please contact nutrition@ndc.ie

Dr. Marianne Walsh

Dr. Marianne Walsh is a registered nutritionist with over 15 years’ experience in the field of nutrition, accompanied by strong skills in scientific research, public health, project management and consultancy.

Dr. Clare O’Donovan

Dr. Clare O’Donovan is a CORU registered dietitian and member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) and the Nutrition Society. Clare has over 10 years’ experience in the areas of nutritional research and public health. Most recently, Clare worked as a Technical Executive in Public Health Nutrition within the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

As the National Dairy Council’s portfolio is largely driven by health promotion and nutrition, two full-time nutritionists are employed to ensure that all content is evidence based and relevant.

The NDC nutritionists work on a wide range of nutrition areas including:
  • The monitoring and evaluation of all scientific research that drives the NDC marketing campaigns
  • Ensuring that all content for the consumer is compliant with EU Nutrition & Health Claim legislation (Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006)
  • The commissioning of independent academic research to strengthen the knowledge base of dairy nutrition
  • Working with professional bodies in continuous professional development (CPD) for health care professionals
  • Health promotion to consumers across the life-stages via events and literature
  • Media monitoring and media engagement (print, radio and TV)
  • Clarification on misconceptions about dairy

Our Publications

DN Forum is the science-based publication from the National Dairy Council, in collaboration with Food for Health Ireland (FHI), written specifically for health professionals and industry experts.

Scientific Articles

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Posters & Information Sheets

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Consumer Booklets

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Lifestyle & Health

Welcome to the NDC Lifestyle & Health section where you will find delicious recipe inspiration, interesting dairy facts, nutritional information, publications, and news and events.

Recipe Inspiration

Our Producers

Welcome to the NDC Producers section where you will find more information about the National Dairy Council, our latest campaigns, the NDC guarantee, the farmer ambassador programme, or the Quality Milk Awards.

Our Producers

Media

Welcome to the NDC Media Section where you will find all the latest news, press releases, statements and FAQ’s for Media as well as a library of NDC assets including logos, photography, infographics and NDC brand assets. Media contacts in-house and agency.

MEDIA Resources

School Resources

Welcome to the NDC School Resources Section where you can access more information on the School Milk Scheme, including a range of educational resources for primary and secondary level students.

School Milk Scheme

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From time to time the Nutrition Team at the National Dairy Council would like to share with you relevant information such as new or updated in-house publications, health professional news & updates or an invitation to a seminar or event.

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