Dairy Food Group

By: Samantha Beach

Why is the dairy food group important?

Milk and dairy products contain many nutrients and provide a quick and easy way of supplying these nutrients to the diet within relatively few calories

What is osteoporosis? What are three ways to keep from getting it ?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease.

3 Ways to prevent Osteoporosis

  1. weight-bearing exercise
  2. diet rich in calcium and vitamin D
  3. A lot of physical activity during the preteen and teen years

5 Healthy foods

  1. Milk
  2. Yogurt
  3. Cheese
  4. Cottage Cheese
  5. Fruit Smoothies


  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder (like Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup mild oil
  • ¼ cup nondairy milk


  • Preheat your oven to 350°. Prepare 2 large cookie sheets by oiling or covering with parchment paper.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and cut in with a pastry cutter or 2 forks. Use your hands to make a ball. If the dough is too crumbly, add another tablespoon of nondairy milk and try again.
  • Roll out ¼ of the dough at a time on a floured work surface into a medium thickness. Use bat and cat cookie cutters to cut out shapes and gently place them on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all the dough is used. If you use medium-sized cookie cutters, these will need to bake for about 10 minutes. The cookies will be crunchy.
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