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General Nutrition & Health

According to researchers, low-fat and fat-free dairy foods are essential to children and adolescents’ development and overall wellness. In fact, low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products supply three of the five “nutrients of concern” that according to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines children don’t get enough: calcium, potassium and magnesium.

See the materials below to learn more about how nutrient-rich dairy foods can help children get more of these nutrients that help build strong bones and healthy bodies.​


Improve Children's Diets with Nutrient-rich Milk

Providing Healthy Meals to Students

National Dairy Council offers resources, such as sample menus and analysis that meet nutrition guidelines, to support School Nutrition Professionals in efforts.