Midwest Dairy Association

Helpful Dairy Nutrition Links


National Dairy Council
National Dairy Council® (NDC) provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier society on behalf of U.S. dairy farmers. NDC is the nutrition research, education and communications arm of Dairy Management Inc™.

Fuel Up to Play 60
A partnership of the National Dairy Council and National Football League, Fuel Up To Play 60 is designed to engage, incent and reward more than 36 million youth nationwide for choosing nutrient-rich foods and getting more physical activity. Get a school in your community involved today!

USDA's MyPlate helps educate the public on the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans which emphasizes a total diet approach, urging Americans to reduce calories , watch portion sizes, make more nutrient-rich choices, and move more. The new MyPlate highlights dairy as an essential part of every meal.

Dairy Makes Sense
This site highlights the many reasons why dairy make sense – from its nutritional and economic value to the stories behind the dairy farmers who produce wholesome, nutritious milk for you and your family to enjoy. Here you will find nutrition information and tips, stories about Midwest farm families and delicious dairy recipes.

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
A website that provides information on how farmers, processors, retailers and others are joining together to explore how to better deliver nutritious dairy foods, beverages and ingredients for the health of people, communities and the earth.

Let’s Move
Join First Lady Michelle Obama, community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, moms and dads in a nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity.

Best Bones Forever
Build strong bones with help from this Department of Health and Human Services campaign that encourages girls to get active and eat more foods with calcium and vitamin D.

Milk Matters
Milk Matters is a public health education campaign of the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHHD) to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth. Find resources and tools for helping kids increase their calcium intake.

Milk Delivers
Request got Milk? school cafeteria banners, gymnasium banners or to order free milk sampling kits and other promotional items. Call MilkPEP (milk processor education program) at 1 800-945-MILK (6455) or call the milk processor who delivers to your school to put in a request.

USDA National Agricultural Library
The National Agriculture Library advances access to global information about agriculture. In the Food & Nutrition section, you can find information and resources on food safety, dietary health guidelines, nutrient composition of foods, research studies and meal planning. Find a collection of educational materials for teachers, parents and students featuring valuable learning tools on the varied aspects of agriculture, health, nutrition, and science on the Education & Outreach section.

USDA Nutrition Reference
Locate information on the following topics: food facts, food safety, lifecycle issues, health management, food assistance, research and resources.

Body By Milk
This site for teens showcases the latest news about milk mustache celebrity ads, contests, events and games.

Elige Leche
This Spanish-language site focuses on the latest health and nutrition news about milk, plus tips, tools, and recipes that are culturally relevant for the Hispanic consumer.

National Dairy Council’s Whey For You
Whey protein is a high-quality protein found naturally in dairy foods, and it provides the protein your body can best use to help promote better health. For an extra boost, add whey protein to your healthy, active lifestyle.

The Whey Protein Institute
The Whey Protein Institute was formed in 2001 and provides credible information about whey proteins for consumers. Their goal is to educate and build awareness of the excellent health and nutritional qualities of whey proteins. Find detailed facts and information on whey protein and how to incorporate it into your diet.

GENYOUth is on a mission to inspire and educate youth to improve their nutrition and increase physical activity, and we believe youth must lead the way. GENYOUth was founded through an unprecedented public-private partnership with the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) committed to child health and wellness.

Real Raw Milk Facts
This website addresses the complex issues surrounding raw milk science and policy. The website serves as a clearinghouse for evidence-based studies, presentations, commentaries, regulations, and position statements on raw milk to provide consumers with a better understanding of key health and safety issues associated with the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products. The site content was developed and reviewed by scientists and health educators in universities, government, industry, and professional organizations.


Dairy Makes Sense Blog
Midwest Dairy’s blog features our program experts in Nutrition, Retail and Schools plus dairy farmers and an industry expert. The blog is a forum to share and dialogue about the many reasons why dairy makes sense for you and your family.

Dairy Report Blog
A new blog from the National Dairy Council that serves as a forum for health and nutrition professionals to read about and share expertise, opinions and dialogue related to current trends and events in dairy foods, nutrition and science.


Child Nutrition Health Education Toolkit
A new online toolkit that is a “one-stop shop” for the latest information on child nutrition and dairy, including two science-based turnkey presentations, fact sheets, and advertorial, a white paper on the importance of dairy foods in child nutrition programs and a report on school milk.

Lactose Intolerance Health Education Kit
A new online toolkit for the latest information related to lactose intolerance, as well as information on management strategies that can help individuals with lactose intolerance enjoy dairy foods and meet nutrient recommendations. It includes fact sheets, handouts, supportive science and a turnkey presentation.

WIC Health Education Kit
This online toolkit features research, handouts, and other materials, in English and Spanish, about dairy’s role in The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

Professional Health and Nutrition Associations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Your link to nutrition and health tips, fact sheets, campaigns, research studies, and policy initiatives and advocacy from the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Also, access ADA’s latest publications for consumers and health professionals. National Dairy Council is proud to have the support of the ADA.

American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offers excellent physician resources for clinical care and research, practice management, meetings and current health news topics. Also, learn more about health information for the whole family at http://familydoctor.org/ and get information about AAFP’s Americans In Motion (AIM) program at www.aafp.org/aim. National Dairy Council is proud to have the support of the AAFP.

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), comprised of more than 60,000 pediatricians, is dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. National Dairy Council is proud to have the support of the AAP.

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