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Healthy Bites for June: National Dairy Month
National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with "3-A-Day" of nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight and reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Whether it's protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin, dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse.
Feel free to use/adapt Healthy Bites material (with credit) for your own articles, blogs, handouts, etc. An example credit line would be: Authored by or Adapted from Lisa Franzen-Castle, PhD, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Nutrition Specialist. Healthy Bites Newsletter, http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/healthy-bites, July 2013.
www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/sendIt/g1611.pdf This publication describes healthy ways to incorporate proper amounts of dairy foods into the diet.
Healthy Bites Newsletter. Keep your bones strong – information and resources on how to eat smart and stay active.
Dairy-Free and Non-Dairy: Milk-Allergic Consumers. Milk-allergic consumers and the parents of milk-allergic consumers should be somewhat cautious about the use of food products labeled as dairy-free or non-dairy. These terms can appear rather prominently on the labels of food packages. However, these terms should not be used as a short-cut to examination of the ingredient statement that appears on the package label.
Walk Nebraska Newsletters. Each month these newsletters cover a variety of topics related to getting active by walking year round.