Why the dairy food group is so important to adolescents

"Why Should I Care?"

Adolescents and teens these days tend to think they are invincible, but the decisions they make now can greatly effect their future, we hear it everyday. But what we don't hear about as often is the importance of the dairy food group.

Dairy includes a multitude of minerals like calcium and vitamins A, B, D, and more. These dairy products provide the growing adolescent with the nutrients they need for healthy bodies, especially when it comes to bone strength.

"What Is Osteoporosis Anyway?"

Osteoporosis means porous bone, the natural holes in the bone become larger, making bones weak and brittle. Imagine sneezing one day and breaking a bone, this is only one danger of osteoporosis.

How do you avoid osteoporosis? Three simple lifetime decisions can help. Get enough calcium and vitamin D, excercise to increase bone strength, and avoid smoking and alcohol.

"Learn about Osteoporosis." Learn about Osteoporosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

"Are There Any Dairy Products That Are Healthy And Delicious?"

The answer is, yes of course! Here are some healthy and tasty food choices:

  • Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cheese of any variety
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cream Soups