Keep Your Bones Healthy

The Benefits of the Dairy Food Group

Importance of the Dairy Food Group

* The dairy food group provides several nutirents that are essential to our health

* Among these are calcium, phosphoruous, Vitamin D, and many more

* The calcium found in dairy products help keep our bones strong and healthy


Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and lose key minerals. An unhealthy diet and poor physicall activity can cause bones to weaken earlier in life.

However, one can prevent osteporosis by buiding helathy bones while young, eating a healthy diet, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Dairy Options


cottage cheese

creamed soups


macaroni and cheese

"Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding"


2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies

6 to 8 bananas, slices

2 cups milk

1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream

Made in 30 minutes or less


Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.

In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

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Dean, Paula. "Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding." Food Network. Food Network Sites, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.