Midwest Dairy Association

DASH

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.



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DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)

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. DASH's benefits in managing blood pressure have been found in adults and children, which means this eating plan is one that the whole family can adopt.



Additional Resources

Daily DASH Diary Brochure

Use the daily questions and Success Tips in this brochure to promote and develop a DASH eating plan.

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Daily DASH Diary Handout

Use the Daily DASH chart to check “what I did today” within the DASH Eating Plan. The four week chart helps to change old habits to new healthy eating habits.

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Making the DASH Difference

Research supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has shown that the DASH eating plan (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) can lower blood pressure and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol which can reduce your risk for heart disease.

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The DASH Eating Plan

A science-based presentation to explain “The Role of Dairy and Dairy Nutrients in Promoting the Benefits of DASH.”

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