Use these handouts, presentations, fact sheets and other resources to help teach about the milk group!
Fat-Free and Low-Fat Milk ProductsBest Bones Forever!
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Site for young girls featuring games, quizzes, e-postcards, and ideas for increasing calcium consumption. Part of the National Bone Health Campaign to promote optimal bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Calcium Word Search (PDF | 81 KB)
District of Columbia Department of Health. DC Eat Smart/Move More Program.
Word search activity reinforces the benefits of calcium and major food sources in the diet.
Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods
Clemson University Extension. Home & Garden Information Center.
Comprehensive fact sheet includes descriptions of foods and nutrients in the milk group, how much is needed, and ways to increase dairy consumption. Also reviews lactose intolerance and osteoporosis.
Ideas for Calcium-Rich Meals and Snacks (PDF | 31KB)
NIH. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Handout lists helpful tips on how to increase calcium during breakfast, lunch, dinner and during snacking.
Milk Group 3-A-Day (PDF | 2.64 MB)
Utah State University Extension.
Overview presentation on the milk group, including essential nutrients in milk products and why they are important.
Milk Matters with Buddy Brush (PDF | 518KB)
DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.
Story book with coloring pages that features Buddy the Brush drinking milk and getting more calcium. Also available in Spanish. (PDF|3.5MB)
Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Please! (PDF | 39.9 KB)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences.
Word scramble using words related to the Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group.
MILK: Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods (PDF | 37 KB)
Washington State University Extension.
Handout includes foods that are in the milk group, how much milk is needed, and tips for increasing consumption.
Now Serving: More Calcium-rich Foods (PDF | 176 KB)
North Dakota State University Agriculture and University Extension.
Fun family handout that includes review of foods that contain calcium, nutrition, food storage and family fitness tips and three easy calcium rich recipes.
Nutrition Needs Grab and Go Lesson: Milk, Cheese, and Yogurt (PDF | 550 KB)
The University of Mississippi. National Food Service Management Institute.
Information for parents, includes nutrition information about milk and milk products and recommendations for children and infants.
Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners: Calcium
University of Minnesota Extension.
Complete curriculum includes calcium section to teach participants about what calcium is, why it is important in the diet, its sources, how to identify the amount needed in the diet, and ways to meet minimum calcium requirements. Curriculum is available as a free download by following instructions on web page.
The Milk Group
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Nutrition Education Program.
Online lesson about the milk group.