Dairy Nutrition

Dairy products are loaded with essential nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin, minerals, and niacin. Learn why drinking cow’s milk helps to lower blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. Any form of dairy intake such as Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and more offers various health benefits.

Milk and other dairy foods provide an essential blend of vitamins and nutrients to maintain strong bones at all stages of life. Kids need strong bones to grow and develop properly, and adults need strong bones as well to prevent osteoporosis and other harmful conditions. Learn why getting your recommended dairy intake per day protects your bones.

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest the natural sugar lactose, which is found primarily in dairy foods. Being lactose intolerant doesn’t require you to avoid dairy foods. Research has shown that people who are lactose intolerant can still eat and drink dairy. Get delicious and healthy lactose-free recipes to make for yourself or your kids who are lactose intolerant.

All cow’s milk varieties offer thirteen essential nutrients, including fortified vitamin D. Alternative beverages like soy and almond can’t say the same. While it is fun to have variety, learn why dairy milk leads the way in nutrition and taste. Without a doubt, cow’s milk meets more of the dietary guidelines for vitamins and minerals compared to its plant-based counterparts.

Fermented foods, including Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, are also known as functional foods. This means they have potential benefits beyond basic nutrition. Many people hear the word fermented and are scared to try new things. Surprisingly, fermented foods and beverages are some of the best things to consume for a healthy lifestyle. Learn why fermentation is where it’s at.


Physicians’ Toolkit


Dairy foods are an important part of the diet throughout life.


WIC Education Toolkit

Find materials about dairy’s role in The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

Sports Nutrition Toolkit

These materials help professionals educate active adults about optimal nutrition practices for a healthy lifestyle.