National nutrition symposia explores some dietary patterns, including the role of dairy products in a healthy diet.VANCOUVER, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) are happy to welcome leading academics and researchers this week to discuss the various ways we eat with a series of cross- Canada symposia entitled "Making sense of dietary patterns". Dietary Patterns describe the variety or combination of different foods, drinks, and nutrients in diets, and the frequency with which they are usually consumed. DASH diet, Paleo, Gluten-Free, High Protein and Mediterranean diet are some of the dietary patterns that easily come to mind. Organized by DFC's registered Dietitians, the symposium starts in Vancouver today, then travels to Toronto, Montreal and ends in Moncton. The event will feature a panel of experts in this field. "We are very happy to have four great minds share their insights on dietary patterns with the symposium," says Nathalie Savoie, registered dietitian and Assistant Director of Nutrition at DFC. "We are hoping to facilitate the work of dietitians and health professionals who provide health advice to Canadians about healthy eating patterns. We are pleased to have many of them attending to hear from top researchers in the field of nutrition science." DFC understands that health professionnals are on the front line in answering Canadians' questions about whether popular eating trends or "dietary patterns", constitute a healthy diet or not.