Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The News Is Just In, 3 A Day Dairy Will Help You Stay Healthy and Trim

The recently released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage 3 daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products. These evidence-based nutritional guidelines are developed by the federal government to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.

The new guidelines encourage 3 daily servings for adults and children nine years and older. For children ages 4-8, the recommendation was increased from 2 to 2.5 servings, and for children ages 2-3, the recommendation remains 2 servings.

As a dairy producer, I’m thrilled the new guidelines emphasize the importance of dairy in a healthy, balanced diet. Nutrient-rich dairy products are affordable, convenient and delicious.  

Along with the traditional favorites you’ve grown to love, the dairy industry is developing new products all the time - including cheeses with lower sodium and fat levels and flavored milk with less added sugar. These innovative products will help Americans meet the 3 a day recommendations without compromising on taste.

Explore these links to learn more:

New Federal Dietary Guidelines Call for Americans to Increase Their Consumption of Low-Fat and Fat-Free Dairy Foods

USAToday.com: “New U.S. Diet Guidelines Urge Less Salt, More Dairy”

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The National Dairy Council

Fuel Up to Play 60

My family is proud to provide wholesome dairy products. Hope you’ll enjoy 3 everyday!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Brenda,

    I love your informative blog! My husband just went on a Farm Bureau Profile trip and they mentioned you and your blog. We're dairy farmers in Michigan. My blog is at truthordairy.blogspot.com if you'd like to check it out or add it to your blog roll.

    Keep up the good work!


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