Milk and Dairy

Choose MyPlate Dairy icon MyPlate Food Groups: Dairy

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Enjoy milk and milk products from this food group, but make sure that most choices are fat-free or low-fat. Learn more about this food group as this Web site.

Logo of the Milk Matters Campaign Milk Matters

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Discover why milk is important and what to do if getting enough milk and other calcium-rich foods is a problem for you or your family members.

National Dairy Council

National Dairy Council.

The National Dairy Council is a great resource for consumers to learn some facts about milk. The "Health and Wellness" section of the site covers facts on lactose intolerance and how these individuals can enjoy dairy foods. Information on the health benefits of dairy is also provided.

Girl drinking milk Milk Matters for Kids!

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

This site is a great way for kids to learn the importance of milk and its effects on the health of bones. Activities such as a word search, word decoder and puzzles are provided in PDF form so kids can print them out. The Great Escape is an interactive game where kids have to help Bo the cow escape and make it to the "Great Calcium Fair."