Session 5. Dairy Alternatives

The Physicians Committee

Session 5. Dairy Alternatives

Aim: To increase awareness of alternatives to dairy products.


  • Attendance sheet
  • Chapter 5: Dairy Alternatives from Nutrition Education Curriculum DVD
  • AV equipment to show DVD
  • Extension cord
  • Large writing surface and writing tool
  • Paper/pens for group members

Welcome and Introductions:

  • Pass around attendance sheet.
  • Ask participants (one by one) to discuss their successes and challenges of the past week.


DVD (11:25): “Discovering Dairy Alternatives” from Eating Right for Cancer Survival: Disc 1, Show 4

Lecture and Discussion (20 minutes): Discuss dairy alternatives. You may wish to refer to Appendix 5, which briefly lists replacements for meat, dairy products, eggs, and oils. If there is extra time, you can show a short cooking demonstration segment from the DVD (10 minutes).

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