Midwest Dairy Association

Dairy Foods

Together, low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt deliver a unique combination of nine essential nutrients.  Learn about these nutrient-rich dairy foods and their role in building strong bones, a healthy diet, and more.



Yogurt

Yogurt is an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium, provides numerous vitamins and minerals and is relatively low in calories. It is extremely versatile and a smart choice for quick and easy meals and snacks.

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Milk

Milk, flavored or white, is packed with nine essential nutrients. And at only 25 cents per 8-ounce serving, it is a nutritional bargain. It is the number one source of calcium, potassium and vitamin D in the American diet, helping to build strong bones and teeth.

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Cheese

When you consider the entire nutrient package of cheese and the vast array of cheeses available in the grocery store, including lower-fat and lower-sodium options, it is easy to see why cheese can be a nutritious choice in almost any meal plan, including DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), diabetic, plant-based, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-lactose.

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