Last updated on: 1/4/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Gregory D. Miller, PhD Biography

Title:
Executive Vice President of Science and Research for the National Dairy Council
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk and other dairy foods were recognized as important foods as early as 4000 BC, evidenced by rock drawings from the Sahara depicting dairying…

Official recommendations, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Guide Pyramid, National Dairy Council’s Guide to Good Eating, and the USDA/Department of Health and Human Services’s (DHHS) Dietary Guidelines for Americans all recognize milk and other milk products as one of the five major food groups…

Dairy foods are considered to be the preferred source of calcium…

Milk and other dairy foods are an important component of the meals and snacks offered in the general government’s child nutrition programs.”

Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition, Second Edition, 2000

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:
  • Executive Vice President of Science and Research for the National Dairy Council
  • President of the American College of Nutrition (ACN)
  • President of the International Dairy Federation’s Commission on Science, Nutrition and Education
  • Chair of the Public Information Committee for the American Society for Nutrition
  • Master of the American College of Nutrition (MACN)
  • Recipient, Alumni Fellow Award, Pennsylvanian State University, 2003, 2004
  • Recipient, Who’s Who in Science, 1992
  • Recipient, American Men and Women of Science, 1992
  • Recipient, Kraft Basic Science Award, 1989
Education:
  • PhD, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University
  • MS, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University
  • BS, Nutrition, Michigan State University
Other:
  • None found