Dairy Food Group

By: Madeline Ruddy

Why is the dairy food group important?

Food made from milk and retain their calcium content are part of the group. Some have little or no calcium like cottage cheese, cream, and butter.

What is osteoporosis?

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.

What are three ways a person can help prevent against disease?

  • weight bearing exercise
  • diet with calcium and vitamin D
  • not smoking and limiting alcohol

Five healthy food choices

  • oatmeal
  • low-fat yogurt
  • fruit-yougrt smoothies
  • fruit or vegetable dip with yogurt
  • pudding

Internet resources




Buttermilk Pancakes

  • 2c buttermilk
  • 11/2c roll oats
  • 1/2c all-purose flour
  • 1/2c cornmeal
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp sugar
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil