Last updated on: 10/19/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Megan Ware, RDN, LD Biography

Title:
Founder of Nutrition Awareness
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk is good for the bones because it offers a rich source of calcium, a mineral essential for healthy bones and teeth. Cow’s milk is fortified with vitamin D, which also benefits bone health. Calcium and vitamin D help prevent osteoporosis…

Cow’s milk is a source of potassium, which can enhance vasodilation and reduce blood pressure. Increasing potassium intake and decreasing sodium can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease…

Cow’s milk is a rich source of high-quality protein, containing all of the essential amino acids. Whole milk is also a rich source of energy in the form of saturated fat, which can prevent muscle mass being used for energy…

Osteoarthritis of the knee currently has no cure, but researchers say drinking milk every day has been linked to reduced progression of the disease…

Milk is also a rich source of choline; an important nutrient found to support sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and can lessen chronic inflammation.”

“All About Milk,” Medical News Today, Dec. 14, 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Health Educator, Wellness Corporate Solutions, Aug. 2014-present
  • Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nutrition Awareness, Apr. 2012-present
  • Registered Dietitian, Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts, June 2013-May 2015
  • Registered Dietitian, American Health Assessments, Feb. 2013-Feb. 2015
  • Clinical Dietitian, Florida Hospital, Apr. 2011-Oct. 2012
  • Dietary Clerk, Food Management Group, Feb. 2008-Aug. 2010
  • Group Fitness Instructor, Ohio State University, Oct. 2006-Dec. 2008
  • Dietary Aid, Sodexo Corporation, May 2007-Feb. 2008
Education:
  • Dietetic Internship, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 2010
  • BS, cum laude, Dietetics, Ohio State University, 2009
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @meganwarerd
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?