Dietitian Homework

Review the article “Moo-ove Over, Cow’s Milk: The Rise of Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives” and answer the following questions:

Please be mindful that your answers should reflect your role as a Registered Dietitian to provide nutrient dense foods to meet energy, protein, vitamin and mineral goals.

1. Which plant-based milk(s) would you recommend to a patient who is vegan?

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2. Which plant-based milk(s) would you recommend to a patient with a milk/dairy allergy?

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3. Almond milk has become very popular.

Please list the pros and cons of drinking almond milk:

Pros: ____________________________________________________________

Cons: ___________________________________________________________

4. Cow’s milk provides only ~12 gm CHO per 8 oz. serving (38% of total kcal).

Oat and rice milks provide 24 -27 gm CHO per 8 oz. serving (73 – 83% of total kcal).

Is the increased % of kcal from CHO a concern for patients with Diabetes Mellitus?

If yes, please explain your answer.

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5. Cow’s milk provides 8 gm of protein per 8 oz. serving.

Which two plant-based milks are comparable to cow’s milk in regards to protein content?

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