Dairy Is Good For You Because...

Why is the dairy food group important..

When you put dairy in your daily diet you can get get nutrients that help you such as...
  • Calcium - for healthy bones and teeth
  • Phosphorous - for energy release
  • Magnesium - for muscle function
  • Protein - for growth and repair
  • Vitamin B12 - for production of healthy cells
  • Vitamin A - for good eyesight and immune function
  • Zinc - for immune function
  • Riboflavin - for healthy skin
  • Folate - for production of healthy cells
  • Vitamin C - for formation of healthy connective tissues.
  • Iodine - for regulation of the body's rate of metabolism (how quickly the body burns energy and the rate of growth


Work Cited: "The Importance of Milk and Dairy Products as Part of a Healthy Balanced Diet." The Importance of Milk and Dairy Products as Part of a Healthy Balanced Diet. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

What is osteoporosis? What are three ways a person can help prevent against the disease.

Osteoporosis is...
  1. a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.


    You can build strong bones and help prevent osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercise and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Young women in particular need to be aware of their risk for osteoporosis. They can take steps early to slow its progress and prevent complications.


    "Osteoporosis-Prevention." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

Healthy Dairy Food Chocies

(1.) If you drink cappuccinos or lattes-ask for them with fat-free (skim) milk.
(2.) Add fat-free or low-fat milk instead of water to oatmeal and hot cereals
(3.) Use fat-free or low-fat milk when making condensed cream soups (such as cream of tomato).
(4.) Have fat-free or low-fat yogurt as a snack.
(5.) Make a dip for fruits or vegetables from yogurt.


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Good Recipes

Spice Roasted Peach and Yogurt Parfait


3 tbsp (45 mL) packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger

Pinch ground allspice

3 large peaches, cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) wedges

1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds

2 cups (500 mL) plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract


"Spice Roasted Peach and Yogurt Parfaits Recipe | Dairy Goodness." Spice Roasted Peach and Yogurt Parfaits Recipe | Dairy Goodness. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.