The Insides Guide – is it dairy free? is an online course to learn how to identify dairy on a food label. You can learn the difference between dairy free and lactose free, what to consider when selecting an alternative milk, naturally dairy-free foods and the many words that can be used to describe dairy on a food label.
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Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team. Reviewed By: Katrina Pace, NZ Registered Dietitian, Words for Wellness and Anna Sloan, NZ Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Connection
Last reviewed: 21 Jul 2021
Reviewer: Katrina Pace, NZ Registered Dietitian, Words for Wellness Date of review: July 2021 Comments: This course is most useful for people living with cows' milk allergy or intolerance, or those who are dairy free, their friends and family. The course teaches users to safely identify dairy on food labels.
The course is not personalised information about dairy-free diets and this is acknowledged in the health section. An assessment by a dietitian is still the gold standard to make sure a balanced diet is still able to be followed as cutting out dairy removes some key nutrients that must be obtained elsewhere.
It is, however, great information if there’s a delay seeing a dietitian or if someone is looking for information to help them shop safely for a friend or relative with dairy allergy or intolerance. Safety concerns: None New Zealand relevance: Suitable for a New Zealand audience, but there is no te reo Māori used in education topics.
Reviewer: Anna Sloan, NZ Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Connection Date of review: July 2021 Comments: This course is most useful for people wanting to know more around milk, milk alternatives and understanding the difference between dairy free and lactose free. The course has simple explanation of ‘all-things’ dairy, including health benefits and how to identify dairy in food labels. It provides some knowledge around nutrition if excluding dairy. Overall the course is clearly written with engaging activities to help consolidate learning. Safety concerns: None. New Zealand relevance: Suitable for a New Zealand audience, but there is no te reo Māori used in education topics.