Healthy bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis are important topics. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis states that, by 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 will be at increased risk for fractures from osteoporosis and low bone mass if no immediate steps are taken.
Midwest Dairy Council offers a variety of handouts and resources for consumers and health professionals. Evidence-based education materials provide the latest research for health professionals to counsel patients, clients and students. Watch this section for the latest in nutrition research with a focus on eating healthy with the basic five food groups including nutritious, delicious dairy.
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH ) is a low-fat eating plan which could be a useful tool in your nutrition education efforts. Research shows that DASH, which includes two to three servings of dairy foods and eight to ten servings of fruits and vegetables every day, may help manage blood pressure. In fact, a trio of minerals found in dairy foods - calcium, potassium and magnesium - may play an important role in maintaining healthy blood pressure.
Lactose intolerance doesn't have to mean dairy intolerance. And, many health authorities agree that milk and other dairy foods are an important and practical source of key nutrients.
Raw Milk and Food Safety
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about one in six Americans (that's 48 million people) get sick because of foodborne illness each year. When it comes to dairy products, the CDC warns that when consumed raw, “milk and products made from milk (including certain cheeses, ice cream, and yogurt) can pose severe health risks.”
Women, Infants and Children
Midwest Dairy Council supports the nutritionists in the WIC program with nutrition education materials for clients and education programs. These resources are perfect for use in local WIC offices.