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Renowned Chef Delilah Winder and Nationally Recognized Dietitian Urge African Americans to Keep Dairy in Their Diet as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4
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NEW YORK, Sept. 10

TALENT:

DELILAH WINDER, Celebrity Chef, Restaurant Owner and Author

SYLVIA MELENDEZ-KLINGER, Nationally Recognized Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer

Background:

If you think you can't enjoy dairy because you suffer from lactose intolerance, think again! With up to 80 percent of African Americans who may be living with lactose intolerance, there is a need for a greater understanding of how to manage the condition.

A new Lactose Intolerance in Multicultural Communities Survey found that 78 percent of African American women reduce the amount of milk or dairy in their diet as a way to manage their lactose intolerance. Yet, 48 percent of African American women who have lactose intolerance worry the condition keeps them from consuming important nutrients, such as calcium and vitamins A and D. Despite their concerns, only 16 percent have talked to a health care professional about lactose intolerance.

The study found that half of African American women are unsure about what foods are safe to eat without triggering symptoms and 11 percent remove dairy from their diet completely as a way to control their lactose intolerance. This is concerning as dairy foods and beverages contain key essential nutrients that are important for a healthy lifestyle.

To help educate women about lactose intolerance, the LACTAID(R) Brand has partnered with Delilah Winder, celebrity chef, author and restaurant owner, and nutritionist Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, to share recipes and tips for eating healthy and enjoying dairy again. In fact, lactose intolerance is easy to manage, without forgoing milk and the dairy products.

MORE ABOUT DELILAH WINDER

Delilah Winder is a celebrity chef, restaurant owner and cookbook author who has a passion for food and entertaining. In 2000, she opened Bluezette in old city Philadelphia - an elegant restaurant that uniquely reflects her Southern heritage. In the fall of 2006, Chef Winder continued to develop her professional career by publishing her favorite southern recipes in Delilah's Everyday Soul: Southern Cooking With Style cookbook. Containing a foreword by author and personal chef of Oprah Winfrey, Art Smith, the book includes many of the recipes that have made Delilah a favorite chef of celebrities such as Patti LaBelle, Denzel Washington, Danny Glover, and Tavis Smiley. Included among the more than 100 recipes in the book is the recipe for her nationally acclaimed macaroni and cheese, as voted the best macaroni and cheese recipe by the Oprah Winfrey Show.

MORE ABOUT SYLVIA KLINGER

Sylvia Klinger, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, is founder of Hispanic Food Communications, Hinsdale, IL a food communications and culinary consulting company. Mrs. Klinger has appeared on NBC, ABC, Fox News, CNN Spanish, Univision, Telemundo, America Teve, TV Azteca, Telefutura. Many guest appearances in popular shows such as Despierta America and Hispanics Today, where she is a regular guest, and numerous Hispanic cable stations to name a few. She has been a guest nutritionist on numerous local Hispanic radio talk shows and numerous popular publications such as Latina Magazine, Siempre Mujer, Vanidades, Latino Social and Hispanic Business South Florida to name a few

About the LACTAID(R) BRAND

LACTAID(R) Brand Milk and Dietary Supplements are marketed by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company. LACTAID(R) Brand products allow people with to enjoy dairy products once more. LACTAID(R) Dietary Supplements, which are available in both caplets and chewables, naturally break down the milk sugar, lactose. LACTAID(R) Milk is 100% lactose free real, delicious milk perfect for drinking, cooking and baking and is available in whole, 1%, 2%, fat-free and calcium-fortified varieties.

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SOURCE McNeil Nutritionals, LLC
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