Dairy Nutrition Facts
When it comes to good nutrition, dairy is an irreplaceable source of essential nutrients.
Milk, cheese and yogurt are nutrient-rich, contributing significantly to the overall health and wellness of Americans. Want to know more? Here are a few fun dairy nutrition facts just for you:
- Milk has a unique combination of 9 essential nutrients: protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins A, D, and B12, riboflavin and niacin. Each of these nutrients is a key ingredient of milk, and they all work together to help keep our bodies healthy.
- Nutrient-rich dairy supplies three of the four nutrients of concern identified by the Dietary Guidelines. These nutrients are calcium, potassium, and vitamin D.
- Milk is America’s No. 1 source of calcium, potassium, and vitamin D. Cheese is No. 2!
- Americans are currently consuming about two dairy servings per day on average. Adding just one more serving of dairy can help fill Americans dairy and nutrient gaps.