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Diane Dooley, MD Biography

Associate Clinical Professor at the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“Milk builds strong bodies, bones and teeth. Children should drink milk 3 or 4 times a day. They should be off the bottle after their first birthday, and drink whole milk in a regular or sippy cup while they are 1 year old. They should then be switched to 1 percent low-fat or nonfat milk on their second birthday…

To avoid pediatric obesity and placing your child at risk of future health and emotional problems, like early heart disease, diabetes and poor self-esteem, ignore the heavily marketed sweetened drinks, and stick to water and milk. The treasure chest at the end will be a healthy, active child.”

Cowritten with Mary Jane Kiefer, “Watch Out for Hidden Calories in Sugary Drinks,”, Jan. 6, 2010

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California at San Francisco
  • Pediatrician, Contra Costa Health Services, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
  • Clinical Director, Pediatric Obesity Disease Management Program (Go!Club), Contra Costa Health Plan
  • Founding Member, Healthy & Active Before 5
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
  • Former Fellow, Health Policy Program, University of California at San Francisco
  • MD, University of California at San Francisco, 1980
  • Master of Health Science (MHS), school and date unknown
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?
  2. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?