Protein and Dairy

Dairy foods are a delicious, wholesome source of high-quality protein because they contain the essential amino acids the body cannot make on its own.

Mighty Milk

Milk is a protein powerhouse. Not only does a glass of milk contain nine essential nutrients, but it is also considered a complete protein as it contains all of the essential amino acids our bodies need. Milk’s essential nutrients include protein, phosphorus, calcium and vitamins A, D, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid) and B12 (cobalamin).

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Protein Resources

Protein plays an important role in a healthy diet, and not all protein sources are created equal. Learn more about the value of protein and how nutrient-rich dairy can help meet daily protein goals.

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Protein-Packed Recipes

Getting our daily fill of protein can require some creativity. Explore these recipes for meal ideas rich in dairy protein. 

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