Limiting Full-Fat Dairy is no Longer Science-Based, IDFA’s Roberta Wagner Tells Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Roberta Wagner, senior vice president for regulatory and scientific affairs with the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), provided oral testimony today to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC)—a panel of 20 nutrition and public health experts tasked with providing a scientific report to inform the federal government’s next update to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).

Statement by Roberta Wagner, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association, on FDA’s Appointment of Jim Jones as First Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods

Roberta Wagner, senior vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs for the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), issued the following statement today on the announced appointment of Jim Jones to serve as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) first Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods.

IDFA Applauds House Introduction of Dairy Nutrition Incentives Program Act of 2023

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) highlights that 90% of Americans do not consume enough milk and other nutritious dairy products.Bipartisan legislation introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate seeks to address this significant gap by increasing access to nutritious dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt and other cultured dairy products among participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

IDFA Adds Mariah MacKenzie to Communications Team

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named Mariah MacKenzie communications coordinator within the communications department. MacKenzie will manage content across IDFA’s social media platforms, publications, and communications products. She will report to Andrew Jerome, associate vice president, communications.

IDFA Welcomes 30 Dairy Industry Leaders Into NextGen Leadership Program Cohort 5

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced that 30 emerging leaders of the dairy industry have been accepted into the fifth cohort of the NextGen Leadership Program, a signature program of IDFA’s People Strategy. The group of emerging leaders was selected based on their experience and scope of responsibility within their organizations. They have been identified by their nominating companies as tomorrow’s dairy industry leaders.