The Dairy Group

By Brittney Borrell

What's so important about the dairy group anyways?

Well, the dairy group is important because of its main nutrient, calcium. Something our body needs lots of. So, be sure to eat a lot from this dairy group if you're trying to manage strong bones and teeth.

Did you know?

The amount of food from the Dairy Group you need to eat depends on your age. A good way to start eating more dairy products are by including dairy products in your diet every day, choose from milk, yoghurt, cheese or milk-based custard.

Health Benefits

- Dairy products are known to improve bone health, and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

  • - The intake of dairy products is really important to bone health during childhood and adolescence, when bone mass is being built.
  • - Dairy products also help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and with lower blood pressure in adults.
  • Foods Included In The Dairy Group

    - Milk

    - Cheese

    - Yogurt

    - Butter

    - Cottage Cheese