Farm to Table

We know people need nutritious foods to support their health and well-being, but we also know we need to produce food in a responsible way to address the needs of our communities and the planet. Through ongoing research and education efforts, NDC and the dairy community are committed to continuous improvement to foster sustainable practices.
Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt bring nutrition, health benefits and great taste into the homes of millions. People have an interest in who makes their food and where it comes from. Therefore, NDC strives to connect people to the dairy farm families and animal agriculture practices that go into making the wholesome milk and dairy foods available in local stores and restaurants.

Sustainable Nutrition

A sustainable food system is about more than just a carbon footprint. It’s about making positive contributions to alleviate hunger, promote community vitality, conserve natural resources and more. All facets must work together to truly embody a sustainable society from farm to table and table to farm.

In 2008, dairy farmers and the dairy community established a voluntary goal: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2020. To reach that goal, farmers work with environmental organizations, scientists and others to develop tools and a framework to measure, manage and improve their environmental impact.

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Whether they are grocery shopping, dining out or preparing a family meal, people want to understand the nutritional value of the foods they eat. And through culinary tips, recipes and meal makeovers, NDC can help them recognize that their food comes from a good place and is good for them and their families.

In addition to being a nutrient powerhouse, dairy foods can provide people undeniable joy. Family meals and many classic dishes are more delightful when dairy is a part of them.


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