Dairy Food Group

By Alexsis Scheibe

Importance

The dairy food group is important because of all the vitamins and minerals in dairy products.

Calcium- strong teeth and bones

Phosphorous- for energy release

Vitamin A- good eye site and immune function

Vitamin D- essential bone health

Vitamin B- production of healthy cells

Riboflavin- healthy Skin


Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is bone loss. You can help prevent against the disease by building healthy bones while young, having a healthy diet and lifestyle.

5 healthy food choices

  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • 1%
  • Skim milk

Citations

"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.