Dairy Food Group

Brooke Fender

Why is it important?

Milk and dairy foods are healthy foods and considered nutrient-rich because they serve as good sources of calcium and vitamin D as well as protein and other essential nutrients. They provide phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B12, and riboflavin.

What is osteoporosis? How can you prevent it?

Osteoporosis is 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 prevent this disease by weight-bearing exercise and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.

5 Healthy Food Choices

  1. Cheese
  2. Yogurt
  3. Cereal
  4. Brocoli
  5. Whole Milk

Works Cited

"Osteoporosis." - Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.