Dairy and Your Health

Milk packs in 13 essential nutrients in every serving, including, protein, zinc, selenium, vitamin A and vitamin D, which contribute to healthy immune function. Dairy foods like cheese and yogurt also provide high-quality protein, calcium, vitamin A and B vitamins.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) recognize that moderate evidence shows that milk and milk products are linked to improved bone health (especially in children and teens) and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as lower blood pressure in adults. 

Dairy’s health benefits are supported by a robust body of science that continues to grow. Find up-to-date dairy nutrition facts based on the latest research and educational materials on a variety of topics. 

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