EXTRA EXTRA: Get Your Dairy Here!

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Why Is The Dairy Food Group Important?

They are healthy and nutrient-rich, they serve good sources of calcium, vitamin D, protein and others. They contain phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A. It helps with strong bones and helps lower certain risks of diseases.


Definition: A condition that causes bones to slowly get thin and weaken]

Preventions: Exercise, Daily amounts of Calcium and Vitamin D, Avoid alcohol and smoking.

Five Healthy Food Choices

  • Choose fat-free or low-fat milk
  • Drink/eat 2.5-3.5 servings of dairy a day.
  • Put fat-reduced yogurt on fruit
  • 2-3 servings of full fat cheese a week
  • Make a smoothie with skim milk

Internet Resource

"Health Benefits of Milk + Dairy: Protein, Calcium + Other Essential Nutrients." HealthyEating.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015. <http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Milk-Dairy.aspx>.

"What Is Osteoporosis?" WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015. <http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/understanding-osteoporosis-basics>.

"Dairy." N.p., n.d. Web. <http://healthy-kids.com.au/food-nutrition/5-food-groups/dairy/>.