Last updated on: 11/2/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Connie M. Weaver, PhD Biography

Title:
Distinguished Professor of Food and Nutrition at Purdue University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“An adequate calcium intake is essential to maintain calcium balance and build strong bones. Dairy products contain large amounts of calcium and are recommended as optimal calcium sources; >70% of dietary calcium in the United States comes from dairy products.”

“Calcium Bioavailability Of Calcium Carbonate Fortified Skim Milk Is Equivalent To Cow’s Milk In Young Women,” The Journal of Nutrition

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Distinguished Professor of Food and Nutrition, Purdue University
  • Deputy Director, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
  • Head Director, National Institutes of Health Botanical Center for Age Related Disorders
  • NAMS/Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Healthcare Calcium Research Award, 2006
  • Member, US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2005
  • W.O. Atwater Lectureship, US Department of Agriculture and American Society for Nutritional Sciences, 2003
  • Babcock Hart Award, Institute of Food Technologists, 1997
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board Panel for Daily Recommended Intakes
  • Past President, American Society for Nutritional Sciences
  • Board Member, International Life Sciences Institute Health and Wellness Board; Global Nutrition Advisory Panel; Cadbury Schweppes; Wyeth Global Nutrition Advisory Board; Pharmavite Science Advisory Board; ORAFTI
Education:
  • PhD, Nutrition, Florida State University, 1978
  • MS, Nutrition, Oregon State University, 1974
  • BS, Nutrition, Oregon State University, 1972
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk a Good Way to Build Strong Bones?
  2. Is Drinking Milk the Best Way for People to Incorporate Calcium into Their Diet?