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Dairy farmers and companies make sure that when it is necessary for a farmer to treat a sick cow, traces of antibiotics do not enter our food supply. All farm milk is tested for traces of antibiotics. FDA collection the data from these tests and compiles a report every year. Testing is one of several steps used to ensure that only save milk is used to produce dairy products for your family.
Dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt are an integral part of eating patterns in the U.S., providing the underconsumed “nutrients of concern” calcium, potassium and vitamin D, as well as other essential nutrients.
Living with lactose intolerance doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite dairy foods. In fact, despite some common misconceptions, most people are able to enjoy dairy even if they are lactose intolerant.
One serving of milk contains many of the essential nutrients your body needs.
- Milk, white or flavored, delivers nine essential nutrients including calcium, potassium and vitamin D.
- The 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommends three servings of low-fat or fat-free milk every day.
- The carbohydrates and protein in milk make it a smart beverage for athletes.
There are many non-dairy beverages on the market today touted as “milk” replacements or alternatives. The Milk vs. “Milk” Alternatives brochure was developed to assist you in accurately comparing these beverages to dairy or cow’s milk. Learn the facts about milk and “milk” alternatives to make the best choice for you.
Strong and healthy muscles and bones support you every day, and you can support them by eating nutrient-rich foods and getting regular exercise.* Small steps could help you reap benefits you may not realize you can gain. No matter what age you are, it’s important to establish good nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity habits to help pave a path for strong muscles and bones.
Read and compare the labels for fat-free milk, fat-free chocolate milk, whole milk, soy beverage and almond beverage.