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Dairy Foods and Bone Health

Research has long shown that dairy’s nutrients are vital to the development of strong bones and reduce the risk for developing rickets and osteoporosis. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis (2004) recognizes the role of nutrients in dairy foods that work together to help protect bones.

See below for fact sheets, educational materials, and research that illustrate how the nutrients in milk, cheese, and yogurt help build strong bones.


Fact Sheets

Dairy's Role in Adolescent Bone Health Fact Sheet

Patient Education Materials

Wanted: Stronger Bones

Handbook of Dairy Foods

The Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition, Third Edition is a comprehensive reference to help answer your questions about dairy nutrition and improve your dairy IQ.