The Importance of Dairy

Smore Poster Project by Lucas Hurla

Why dairy is important

The dairy food group very important to have enough of in your diet, as it's the source of many nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A. Calcium helps maintain bone strength and prevent osteoporosis, and vitamin D is needed for calcium to work. Vitamin A helps the body function.

What Osteoporosis is

Osteoporosis is when bones become weak and brittle, making them more susceptible to breaks. It occurs due to a lack of calcium for the bones to strengthen themselves with. To prevent osteoporosis, one should get enough calcium for their bones to be strong through their diets. Additionally, they should not smoke tobacco or excessively drink alcoholic beverages.

Healthy Dairy food choices

1. Non fat milk
2. Low fat yogurt
3. Cheese
4. Fruit smoothies
5. Ice cream

Recipe

Ricotta and Banana Wraps with warm Honey

Serves 2

Nutritional Analysis Per Serve

Energy: 1050kJ

Sugar: 24g

Protein: 9g

Sodium: 254mg

Calcium: 144mg

Total Fat: 5.2g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Iron: 1mg

Carbohydrate: 41g

Fibre: 4g

Ingredients

100g reduced fat smooth Australian ricotta

1 banana, chopped

2 teaspoons currants

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

1 large piece wholemeal lavash or mountain bread, halved

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

1. Combine ricotta, banana, currants and half of the mixed spice

in a bowl.

2. Spread ricotta mixture over the first third of the bread, across

the shorter end. Then fold over until enclosed.

3. Place wrap into a non-stick frying pan, or into a flat sandwich

press and cook until golden on both sides and heated through.

4.Place remaining mixed spice and the cinnamon into frying pan

and heat gently until just fragrant. Add honey to pan until

warmed through. Serve poured over wraps.

Source

"Healthy Dairy Choices, MyPyramid Plan from OnHealth." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.