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Nutrition Information Provided by the United Dairymen of Idaho and the Idaho Dairy Council

What does dairy deliver?

When you enjoy dairy, you are not only treating your taste buds, but providing your body with essential nutrients, key in creating and maintaining good health.  Dairy is packed with beneficial nutrients. Most famously, dairy provides calcium to build and strengthen bones. 

Magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin D are equally vital for bone health are all found in dairy!  Nutrients in dairy also contribute to muscle functioning, eye sight and skin health. 

To top it off, dairy is linked to healthy weight management, healthy blood pressure, and a lower risk of diabetes and stroke.

Nutrition & Athletic Performance recommended daily protein:
 
  • Normal activity (30 minutes daily): 1.2-1.7g/
  • Endurance athletes: 1.0-1.6g/
  • Intermittent sports: 1.4-1.7g/
  • Strength/Power: 1.6-2.0g/kg
To calculate your specific needs with your current body weight convert pounds (lbs) to kilograms (kg): Take your weight and divide by 2.2 Example: 150 lbs ÷ 2.2 = 68kg then multiply the 1.2g/kg for recommended protein intake daily. This equals 82g protein daily. Nutrition facts labels provide the grams of protein per serving size.

 

Ask a Dietitian Videos 

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Video 2: What is fortification and how does it work with milk?

Video 3: I’ve heard a lot about almond milk recently. How is it different from cow’s milk?

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