Last updated on: 7/19/2011 | Author:

Mary M. Murphy, MS, RD Biography

Managing Scientist in Exponent's Health Sciences Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“Milk is a key source of macronutrients, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B-12, zinc, and potassium for US children and teenagers, and milk drinkers are more likely to meet dietary recommendations for many nutrients…

Several of the nutrients provided by milk are important for optimal health and growth.”

“Drinking Flavored or Plain Milk Is Positively Associated with Nutrient Intake and Is Not Associated with Adverse Effects on Weight Status in US Children and Adolescents,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Apr. 4, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Managing Scientist, Exponent Health Sciences Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety
  • Member, American Dietetic Association
  • Member, Institute of Food Technologists
  • Member, American Society for Nutrition
  • Former Nutrition Science Manager, ENVIRON International Corporation
  • MS, Nutrition, University of Minnesota, 1997
  • RD, Dietetic Internship for Graduate Students, University of Minnesota, 1997
  • BA, summa cum laude, Physics, College of St. Benedict, 1989
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?