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Editor's e-Note
Feeling Bullish About Dairy Alternatives

By now, you probably know that the dairy alternatives market is booming. It may feel like every time you turn around new product introductions in the plant-based milk, yogurt, and cheese categories are popping up on store shelves—and they are. But do you know just how large and fast growing the dairy alternatives segment really is?

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, Today’s Dietitian (TD) features highlights from a market research report on the size and projected growth of the overall dairy alternatives market and its various segments, factors driving the growth, the countries in which the market is thriving, and more.

After reading the article, visit TD’s website at to read the digital edition of the March issue, which includes articles on functional beverages, plant-based Indian cooking, nutrition support in ICU COVID-19 patients, and our 13th annual TD10 feature profiling 10 dietitians making a difference in the nutrition profession.

Please enjoy the E-Newsletter and give us your feedback at, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

— Judith Riddle, editor
e-News Exclusive
Dairy Alternatives Market Worth $44.89 Billion by 2027

According to a new market research report published by market intelligence provider Meticulous Research, the dairy alternatives market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.2% from 2020 to reach $44.89 billion by 2027.

The report, titled “Dairy Alternatives Market by Product Type (Plant Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Butter, Ice Cream), Source (Almond Protein, Soy Protein, Wheat Protein), and Distribution Channel (Business to Business and Business to Customers)—Global Forecast to 2027,” covers market size, market share, forecasts, and trend analyses.

Plant-based dairy products consist of ingredients derived from plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. These ingredients differentiate them from animal-based foods because their fiber fraction comprises indigestible compounds, mainly pectin, hemicellulose, cellulose, and resistant starch. The increased intolerance of animal proteins supports the growth of this market in addition to the nutritional benefits of plant-based food, the increasing vegan population, and the venture investments in plant-based food.

Moreover, emerging economies provide significant opportunities for companies operating in the global dairy alternatives market. However, a significant preference for animal-based products and consumer preference for soy and gluten-free products are the factors expected to hinder this market's growth. The dairy alternatives market is segmented based on type, source, distribution channel, and region.

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Continuing Education
Learn about diet and supplements’ potential role in Sjögren’s syndrome in this month’s issue of Today’s Dietitian. Read the CPE Monthly article, take the 10-question online test at, and earn two CEUs!

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Adverse Effects of Dietary Sugars in Children

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Low-Calorie and Alternative Sweeteners Across the Lifespan: Magic Bullet or Fool's Gold?

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Field Notes
Worry-Prone Men May Develop More CVD Risk Factors

Middle-aged men who worry a great deal have a higher chance of developing risk factors that can lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes as they age, according to a new study that tracked men for 40 years.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found men who often felt anxious or overwhelmed developed heart disease risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol at a faster rate than their less-worried peers. The biggest worriers had a 10% to 13% greater chance of eventually accumulating six or more risk factors, compounding the risks of heart disease and stroke associated with normal aging.

"Having six or more high-risk cardiometabolic markers suggests that an individual is very likely to develop or has already developed cardiometabolic disease," said lead study author Lewina Lee, PhD, in a news release. Lee is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and an investigator and clinical psychologist at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the VA.

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Other News
Looming Pandemic Relief Expiration to Leave Schoolchildren Behind
Millions of children are expected to miss out on healthful meals when greater funding and flexibility for the National School Lunch Program, doled out in response to COVID-19, ends, OPB reports.

Cooking Skills, Confidence Associated With Better Mental Health
New research out of Australia’s Edith Cowan University studied the effects of a seven-week healthful cooking course, showing improvements in participants’ psychological health, according to EurekAlert!.
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