June is Dairy Month
Contributors: Tammy Roberts, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition & Health Education Specialist, Bates County; Christeena Haynes, former Nutrition & Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
The dairy food group (milk, yogurt, cheese) is an important part of following a healthy diet. Consumption of milk and milk products has been linked to improved bone health, particularly in children and adolescents, as well as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Milk and other dairy products provide many nutrients that are beneficial to the body. According to the National Dairy Council, milk is the main food source in the U.S. diet for calcium, potassium and vitamin D. It also contains phosphorus, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin and magnesium...
To learn more about health benefits, recommended serving sizes and how to incorporate more dairy in your diet, see the full article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut220.htm