All About Dairy!

Let’s talk dairy!

Dairy is an important component to our daily diets. It’s one of the five food groups that is recommended by the USDA. You might be familiar with MyPlate, if not, below is a graphic that’ll help you get familiar with what a healthy balance of food looks like.

The USDA recommends that an average adult get about 3 servings of dairy a day. A serving of dairy could include 1 cup low-fat or fat-free milk, 1 cup yogurt, 2 cups cottage cheese, 1.5 ounces of natural cheese such as cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan, or 2 ounces of processed cheeses such as American.

Dairy is a great source of nutrients. The most commonly thought-of nutrient associated with dairy products is calcium. Calcium is great for keeping our bones and teeth strong, so we can live healthy every day! Dairy also provides nutrients such as potassium and Vitamin D. All these nutrients are so important, so we can continue to do the daily activities we love.

How can you incorporate more dairy into your day? Here are two great recipes that feature dairy. Give them a try and let us know how you like them!

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