The Importance Of Dairys

Wayne Simons

Why Is The Dairy Food Group Important?

The dairy food group is important for many reasons. One reason is that many types of dairy products contain calcium which help our bones become strong. Another reason is that dairy products contain lots of nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Lactose, Phosphorous and Riboflavin.

What Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis, also known as the "silent disease", is a disease that causes bone loss without symptoms. This disease can also cause bones to lose minerals such as calcium, also it allows bones to become fragile and break easily. About 44,000,000 have low bone mass which places them at risk for Osteoporosis.

How Can One Prevent Against This Disease?

There are ways for most people to prevent Osteoporosis. One key factor to preventing Osteoporosis is to build healthy bones while young. This is important because by about your mid 30's, most start to lose bone mass. Another way to prevent this disease is to have a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.

What Are Five Healthy Food Choices?

Five healthy food choices are 1% milk, 2% milk, low-fat or skim milk, yogurt, and cheeses.

Internet Resource

"List of Healthy Dairy Products." LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG.COM, 09 Jan. 2014. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

Healthy Dairy Recipe.

This is a recipe for Home Made Milksicles:

Makes 12 Servings

Serving Size: 1 Milksicle

1 (10‑ounce) package frozen strawberry halves in syrup

1 cup whole milk

½ cup strawberry frozen yogurt

12 (3‑ounce) plastic or paper cups and 12 wooden craft sticks or 12 (2‑ounce) freezer pop molds

1. Partially thaw the strawberries by leaving them at room temperature for 10 minutes or microwaving the unopened plastic pouch on high for 10 seconds.

2. Place the partially frozen berries with their liquid in a blender. Add the milk and frozen yogurt. Cover and blend until smooth. Divide among twelve cups or freezer pop molds. Place the cups in a 9 by 13‑inch baking pan. Cover each cup with aluminum foil. Push a craft stick through the center of the foil to hold the stick in place while freezing. Freeze until firm, 3 to 4 hours.


Substitute one (10‑ounce) package frozen blueberries in syrup for the frozen strawberry halves. Substitute blueberry frozen yogurt for the strawberry frozen yogurt. Makes 12 servings.


Omit the frozen strawberry halves. Increase the milk to 1 ½ cups. Substitute 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt for the ½ cup strawberry frozen yogurt. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Makes 12 servings.