2017 Nutrition Trends


  1. Focus on dietary patterns rather than single foods or nutrients gains momentum.

  2. Diabetes incidence continues to escalate.

  3. Reducing added sugars and refined carbohydrates is a prevailing public health strategy.

  4. Sustainability is increasingly driving consumer food choices.

  5. Food waste becomes a global concern..

  6. Health care delivery plays a key role in addressing health inequities.

  7. Down-aging of chronic disease is a top public health concern.

  8. Multi-level health interventions are the key to success in producing behavior change.

  9. Technologies increasingly enable personalized, tailored and collaborative messages.

  10. Consumers turn to anecdotes and emotions rather than credible science for nutrition information.

For a complete report, read 2017 Nutrition Trends.

Nutrition Trends

Healthy SaladWe have a dedicated Trends Task Force that meets three times per year to review the trends in nutrition research, education, policy and communications. The purpose of this meeting is to keep our programs on the cutting edge, scientifically accurate and user-friendly. Dairy Council of California has maintained this trends tracking system for 30 years; we feel it is an integral part of our success. 

The team includes 11 staff members, eight of whom are registered dietitian nutritionists. Our source information includes publications, both scholarly journals and news media that report on nutrition issues.