The Dairy Download
National Dairy Council’s monthly e-newsletter offers information on the latest nutrition research, education resources, dairy recipes and more.
There are many imitation “milks” out there, including rice, coconut, almond and nut, hemp, and soy beverages. However, these drinks are not technically milk and are not nutritionally equivalent to cow’s milk.
Dairy Nutrition Facts
Dairy’s health benefits are supported by a robust body of science that continues to grow. Here, find up- to-date dairy nutrition facts and the latest research on a variety of topics, including dairy’s critical role in child nutrition and sports nutrition.
A petition was filed by the National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association in 2009. The petition requests that the Food and Drug Administration amend the standard of identity for milk to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweeteners as an optional ingredient. The FDA has now issued a notice to request public comments.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines emphasize a total diet approach, urging Americans to reduce calories and watch portion sizes, make more nutrient-rich choices, and move more. The MyPlate graphic highlights dairy as an essential part of every meal. Milk provides a unique package of nine essential nutrients and dairy foods are a substantial contributor of many nutrients that are important for good health.
Dairy foods provide critical nutrients that help improve children’s overall diet and health. Midwest Dairy Council, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, offers the latest science-based information and resources designed to help health care professionals, school nutrition professionals and teachers understand the role of nutrient-rich dairy foods in improving child nutrition.
Although most Americans meet their protein needs, many are seeking new options for sources of protein in their diets, and low-fat and fat-free dairy foods can help meet this need.
With calcium and eight other essential nutrients, flavored milk offers the same great nutrient-rich package as white milk and can help improve overall diets.
Whether you are a star athlete or simply enjoy regularly participating in physical activities like dancing, soccer, tennis, biking or running; milk’s nine essential nutrients play an important role in fueling any active lifestyle. From bone building to muscle strengthening, the nutrients in milk provide a variety of positive health benefits.
Whey protein is a high-quality protein naturally found in dairy that contains all of the essential amino acids, or in other words the building blocks, your body needs. The health benefits of whey protein are abundant.