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We Are New England Dairy

We’re here to make sure you have the essential dairy and wellness information you're looking for because we know that real enjoyment and real nutrition come from real dairy.

Who We Are
Real Knowledge about Real Dairy

Our Areas of Expertise

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    Dairy Farming

    We're proudly supported by the hard-working dairy farm families of New England and Eastern New York.

    Learn More & Meet Local Farmers
  • kids at school drinking milk
    Schools

    We help ensure students succeed by having access to healthy foods and physical activity.

    More on our programs & impact
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    Nutrition

    Whether in a glass, bowl or plate, dairy makes any meal or snack complete with 13 essential nutrients.

    Dairy & Nutrition
Unique Nutritional Package

Dairy milk provides a unique package of 13 essential nutrients.

Click through to learn how 
each nutrient helps your body.

  • Calcium
  • Iodine
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Riboflavin
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
1
Calcium

Helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth.

2
Iodine

Necessary for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy; linked to cognitive function in childhood.

3
Niacin

Turns food into energy.
Helps keep nervous system, digestive system, and skin healthy.

4
Pantothenic Acid

Helps your body use carbohydrates, fats, and protein for fuel.

5
Phosphorus

Helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Supports tissue growth.

6
Potassium

Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure and supports heart health. Helps regulate body fluid balance and maintain normal muscle function.

7
Protein

Helps build and repair tissue. Helps maintain a healthy immune system.

8
Riboflavin

Helps body use carbohydrates, fats, and protein for fuel.

9
Selenium

Helps maintain a healthy immune system, regulate metabolism, and protect healthy cells from damage.

10
Vitamin A

Helps keep skin and eyes healthy. Helps maintain a healthy immune system.

11
Vitamin B12

Helps with normal blood function. Helps keep the nervous system healthy.

12
Vitamin D

Helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Helps maintain a healthy immune system.

13
Zinc

Helps maintain a healthy immune system and healthy skin. Supports normal growth and development.

Sustainability & Environment

Highlights of dairy's sustainable cycle:

Feeding the cows

Food companies, retailers and restaurants can partner with dairy farmers to recycle food scraps that are inedible to humans, avoiding landfills or incineration.

Feeding the land

Leftover food and food scraps that people don't eat may be recycled into a natural fertilizer for the land through composting and anaerobic digesters.

Reusable energy from cow manure

A dairy cow can produce a lot of manure – a valuable resource. In addition to being a natural fertilizer, anaerobic digester systems allow farmers to convert manure into clean, renewable electricity.

Protecting our soil & water

Dairy farmers use many practices to prevent soil erosion in agriculture-like planting cover crops and manure injection-keeping nutrients in the ground and out of our waterways.

Impact on Local Economy

Dairy farms provide jobs and stimulate economic stability in our region, while producing a local food supply for our communities.

The dairy industry in New England supports:

Find the impact in your specific state by using the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) Economic Impact Tool

Cost & Food Accessibility

1 in 6 Americans faces hunger.

The first step in addressing this issue is ensuring that nutritious foods are available for all.

Real dairy milk is naturally nutrient rich, which non-dairy milks find difficult to match.

According to the experts, eliminating nutrient-rich food groups like dairy may not only be unnecessary, but it could also negatively impact diet and health.

At only $0.26 or less per cup milk is affordable nutrition.

Non-dairy milk can be twice the cost of real milk, at an average price of $0.40 per cup.

Families who buy real dairy milk over non-dairy milk save on average $508 per year.

Few foods deliver milk’s powerhouse of nutrients in such an affordable, appealing and readily available way.

Dairy Product Variety

Dairy is the milk in your cereal, the cheese on your pizza, the yogurt in your morning smoothie.

There is something for everyone and several options that work for your lifestyle. Dairy is part of all the things we love to eat and is present during some of the most special moments in our lives.

Unique Nutritional Package

Dairy milk provides a unique package of 13 essential nutrients.

Click through to learn how 
each nutrient helps your body.

  • Calcium
  • Iodine
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Riboflavin
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
1
Calcium

Helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth.

2
Iodine

Necessary for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy; linked to cognitive function in childhood.

3
Niacin

Turns food into energy.
Helps keep nervous system, digestive system, and skin healthy.

4
Pantothenic Acid

Helps your body use carbohydrates, fats, and protein for fuel.

5
Phosphorus

Helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Supports tissue growth.

6
Potassium

Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure and supports heart health. Helps regulate body fluid balance and maintain normal muscle function.

7
Protein

Helps build and repair tissue. Helps maintain a healthy immune system.

8
Riboflavin

Helps body use carbohydrates, fats, and protein for fuel.

9
Selenium

Helps maintain a healthy immune system, regulate metabolism, and protect healthy cells from damage.

10
Vitamin A

Helps keep skin and eyes healthy. Helps maintain a healthy immune system.

11
Vitamin B12

Helps with normal blood function. Helps keep the nervous system healthy.

12
Vitamin D

Helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Helps maintain a healthy immune system.

13
Zinc

Helps maintain a healthy immune system and healthy skin. Supports normal growth and development.

Sustainability & Environment

Highlights of dairy's sustainable cycle:

Feeding the cows

Food companies, retailers and restaurants can partner with dairy farmers to recycle food scraps that are inedible to humans, avoiding landfills or incineration.

Feeding the land

Leftover food and food scraps that people don't eat may be recycled into a natural fertilizer for the land through composting and anaerobic digesters.

Reusable energy from cow manure

A dairy cow can produce a lot of manure – a valuable resource. In addition to being a natural fertilizer, anaerobic digester systems allow farmers to convert manure into clean, renewable electricity.

Protecting our soil & water

Dairy farmers use many practices to prevent soil erosion in agriculture-like planting cover crops and manure injection-keeping nutrients in the ground and out of our waterways.

Impact on Local Economy

Impact on Local Economy

The dairy industry in New England supports:

Find the impact in your specific state by using the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) Economic Impact Tool

Cost & Food Accessibility

The first step in addressing this issue is ensuring that nutritious foods are available for all.

Real dairy milk is naturally nutrient rich, which non-dairy milks find difficult to match.

According to the experts, eliminating nutrient-rich food groups like dairy may not only be unnecessary, but it could also negatively impact diet and health.

At only $0.26 or less per cup milk is affordable nutrition.

Non-dairy milk can be twice the cost of real milk, at an average price of $0.40 per cup.

Families who buy real dairy milk over non-dairy milk save on average $508 per year.

Few foods deliver milk’s powerhouse of nutrients in such an affordable, appealing and readily available way.

Dairy Product Variety

Dairy is the milk in your cereal, the cheese on your pizza, the yogurt in your morning smoothie.

There is something for everyone and several options that work for your lifestyle. Dairy is part of all the things we love to eat and is present during some of the most special moments in our lives.

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