Health & Wellness

low-fat milk, fat-free milk, nutrient-rich foods New England Dairy & Food Council brings nutrition information to life for consumers and helps health and nutrition professionals teach the public about the health benefits of consuming milk, cheese and yogurt.  The Dairy Council has been a leader in nutrition research since 1915 and we are your local resource for nutrition education resources and materials.  Visit our site often to stay updated on the latest dairy and nutrition research and download free educational tools for patients.

Dietary Guidelines - The 2010 Dietary Guidelines are science-based recommendations that encourage Americans to increase their intake of low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  The MyPlate image provides a visual reminder of what healthy meals and snacks should look like.  Explore resources you can use to help bring the Dietary Guidelines to life for your patients, clients, and the general public!

Bone Health - Americans of all ages can take simple steps to help build and maintain strong bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.  Learn how to protect your patients from brittle bones.

Child Nutrition - With one third of American children being overweight or obese, the time is now as health professionals to use our expertise and make a difference in the health of future generations.  Help your patients and their families learn about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, and learn how to get involved with wellness efforts at a school in your community.

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) - Dairy foods as part of the DASH eating plan may play an important role in maintaining healthy blood pressure.  Help patients reduce their risk of stroke or heart attack by incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods into their daily diet. 

Lactose Intolerance - Research has identified simple strategies that may help those with lactose intolerance enjoy the great taste and nutritional benefits of a cold glass of milk, creamy yogurt, or flavorful cheese.  Help lactose sensitive patients fit dairy foods into their diet everyday.
 
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) - Use our free resources to help educate WIC clients on the Dietary Guidelines, the importance of consuming the recommended three daily servings of dairy, and tips for transitioning families to lower-fat milk options as provided by the new food packages.

 






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