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Dairy Council

Nutrition

Enjoying dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt as part of a healthy, balanced diet provides a wide range of nutritional benefits. Dairy can make an important contribution to nutrient intakes and diet quality at all ages and stages of life.

Benefits of Dairy Nutrients

Along with the well-known roles of calcium for bones and teeth, and protein for muscle, milk and dairy nutrients contribute to other important functions in the body - from normal red blood cell formation to energy release, immune function and neurotransmission.

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Dairy Matrix Effect

The Dairy Matrix concept is that the unique combination of nutrients and structure, and how they interact with each other, combine to produce the overall effect of dairy foods on health.

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Dairy through life

Milk and dairy foods provide important nutrients at all ages and stages of life. For children through the teenage years and into adult life, in pregnancy and for older people too, dairy foods are a valuable part of a healthy, balanced diet.

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Types of Milk

Find out about the calorie, fat and other nutritional content of the different types of milk. 

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Nutrition and Health Professionals

The latest nutrition research on milk and dairy products, together with summaries of the science behind dairy foods and health for academics, nutrition and health professionals.

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