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School nutrition supports the whole child approach to education.
Children who participate in school meals come closer to meeting dietary recommendations.
Dairy foods are important sources of iodine for pregnant women.
Macy is a next generation dairy farmer who’s passionate about protecting the planet.
A wide range of dairy products are available to meet the diverse health needs of consumers.
Learn more about this artisan cheesemaker located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Farmers are adopting new practices to produce the same amount of food using less natural resources.
This webinar provides an in-depth look at building healthy bones across the lifespan.
Create a unique cheese display with locally made artisan cheeses.
Use award-winning Ohio Swiss cheese to create a beautiful cheese board.
Information and tips for feeding toddlers based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Information and tips for feeding babies based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Eating dairy foods may reduce the risk of age-related conditions.
Nutrition information and tips for better bone health.
Tips on nutrition, protein, recovery, hydration, snacking and breakfast for the student athlete.
Tips on nutrition, protein, recovery, hydration, snacking and breakfast for the student athlete.
Dairy food consumption is associated with lower blood pressure.
Nutrient-rich cheese contributes protein, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A to the U.S. diet.
One serving of milk contains 13 essential nutrients your body needs.
Research indicates that dairy consumption is associated with lowering risk for type 2 diabetes.
Erin Kratzer and CJ Uzomah discuss why chocolate milk is great to drink after practice.
Erin Kratzer talks to CJ Uzomah about his favorite healthy snacks, including yogurt parfaits!
Erin Kratzer and CJ Uzomah discuss the importance of a balanced breakfast.
Dairy foods are integral dietary components for building and maintaining healthy bones.
A variety of dairy foods, including whole milk dairy foods, can fit into healthy eating patterns.
Information about fermented and probiotic foods and the benefits of fermented dairy foods.
It can be difficult to meet nutrient needs without consuming recommended amounts of dairy foods.
Dairy food consumption is associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease.
U.S. dairy provides significant nutrient supply with little environmental impact.
Healthy dietary patterns that include dairy foods are linked with lower risk of chronic diseases.
Dairy foods play an important role in healthy eating patterns from infancy through adulthood.
Key findings and recommendations from GENYOUth’s issue-framing report, Healthier School Communities.
This webinar explores key questions from parents about nourishing children.
A look at the reality of hunger in America and resources to improve access to nutrient-rich foods.
Daily consumption of low-fat dairy foods across the lifespan plays a beneficial role in bone health.
Learn how U.S. dairy is working to become carbon neutral or better by 2050.
The Daugherty family updated their farm with new technology for future generations.
Dairy consumption as part of a balanced diet has potential beneficial effects on inflammation.
Dairy farmers use technology to provide excellent care for their cows.
Use milk crate cold bags to keep dairy foods cold when serving outside the cafeteria.
Browns guard Joel Bitonio makes this shake to fuel his 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
Dairy foods and plants make the ultimate nutritional power couple.
Dairy consumption associated with lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, hypertension and diabetes.
Milk and dairy identitifed as inexpensive sources of three of the four nutrients of public health
Take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the Butter Cow display.
Step by step instructions to create your own mini Butter Cow at home!
This webinar explores the emerging concept of the food matrix, and the complexity of the dairy matrix.
This webinar explores protein quality and quantity, and plant and animal sources of protein.
Check out our top ten school recipes that are kid tested and approved!
Emerging research is exploring the role of the whole food package when it comes to health and wellness.
Celebrate national dairy holidays with the pre-written social media posts and pictures in this toolkit.
Useful resources for School Food Service Directors to share with students and parents.
Dairy can be found in all 50 states! Learn how to tell where the dairy in your fridge is from.
Dairy farmers and nutritionists work together to provide cows with a well-balanced diet.
Try these easy Greek yogurt dips the next time you’re craving a healthy snack!
Check out these easy cheese pairing ideas to make your own cheese plate at home!
These simple experiments can be done using everyday supplies you likely already have at home.
Environmental goals include carbon neutrality and cleaner water with maximized recycling by 2050.
Tips to keep your dairy fresh and use every last bit of the dairy in your fridge.
Ohio and West Virginia dairy farmers continue to work hard to keep our families nourished.
Get kids off the screen and into the kitchen to help make these simple and tasty recipes.
Try these activities to help enhance virtual learning while spending time with your family.
The official Fuel Up to Play 60 app! Never miss out on news, activities, Challenges and special content!
Named “Best Overall Diet” by U.S. News & World Report, DASH is a flexible, balanced eating plan.
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains how dairy farmers care for their calves.
This webinar answers health professionals’ most common questions about dairy foods and farming.
This webinar helps health professionals understand emerging science on fermented dairy foods.
This webinar helps health professionals understand the emerging science on whole milk dairy foods.
School meals play a major role in schools as well as in families and communities.
This webinar helps health professionals field questions on food, nutrition and well-being.
Printable alphabet cards with a guide for meal relay, spell-off and name-that-food group activities.
Dairy foods are important in healthy eating styles, especially for flexitarian and vegetarian diets.
20+ studies support the benefits of recovering with protein-packed low fat chocolate milk.
Suggestions for the first two years. Remember every baby is unique. This guide helps get you started!
Host a taste test featuring savory Fiesta Parfait and Buffalo Chicken Parfait, both made with yogurt.
Serve overnight oats to students and get credit for fruits, yogurt and grains, per USDA guidelines.
Serve smoothies to students and get credit for fruits, vegetables and yogurt, per USDA guidelines.
Connect your students to West Virginia’s dairy farmers, who produce milk and other dairy foods!
Connect your students to Ohio’s dairy farmers, who produce milk and other dairy foods!
From organic to ultra-filtered and everything in between, discover what makes these cow milks unique!
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains what vets do on dairy farms.
Discover how dairy foods get from the cow to your glass, bowl or plate.
Discover how this professional tennis player stays at the top of her game.
Ideas for adding whey protein to foods and beverages for relatively few calories.
See where delicious dairy foods are made for West Virginia.
See how this NBA basketball player bounces back after being on the court.
People often confuse lactose intolerance with a dairy allergy, yet there’s a crucial difference.
Ohio State basketball analyst Ron Stokes explains how to get an edge on your competition.
Discover how milk gets from the farm to your fridge and all the amazing steps in between.
Ohio State football analyst Jim Lachey shares the importance of nutrient-rich chocolate milk.
Follow milk’s journey from West Virginia dairy farms to your table.
It’s time to experiment with different cheeses, ingredients, spreads and breads.
Advice on hydration, protein needs, pre-workout nutrition and fueling during exercise and recovery.
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains why not all dairy cows are on pasture.
Information about the protocols dairy farmers and processors follow to produce high-quality milk.
Whey protein is a versatile ingredient that can be added to food to help boost high-quality protein.
Tips on how to keep dairy, a source of high-quality protein for athletes, in the diet.
Reducing waste, reusing resources and recycling trash into treasure.
Use this handy guide to pair easy-to-find cheeses with the perfect wine.
Make your at-home tailgate a success with these tasty tips!
Features Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah and highlights healthy breakfast foods.
Features the Cleveland Browns and highlights healthy breakfast foods.
Printable cut-out of Cincinnati Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah, featuring breakfast ideas.
Chocolate milk has 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of protein to help build greatness.
2019-20 Fuel Up to Play 60 activities to help students to eat healthy and get active.
A Fuel Up to Play 60 activity to help students learn where their food, including milk, comes from.
Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah chooses to fuel up with good foods, like milk, cheese and yogurt.
Find out what some Cincinnati Bengals players typically eat for breakfast to help fuel their day.
Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah fuels up every day by eating a healthy breakfast.
In the heat of the summer, Ohio’s coolest tradition takes shape year after year.
Chocolate milk has the right mix of fluids, carbs and protein to power potential.
Find out how cow’s milk stacks up against other “milks” like soy, almond and coconut beverages.
Ohio dairy farmers do more than produce milk — they create jobs and help drive the state’s economy!
An electronic feed pusher is like a Roomba used to help feed the cows in the dairy barn.
It’s out of this world! The butter display celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Wow your friends with 35 interesting facts about milk’s journey from farm to fridge!
Dairy farmers love caring for cows, working with family and providing for their communities.
Dairy farmers explain that when it comes to producing high-quality milk, size just doesn’t matter.
Explores the history and science behind the process of making Greek yogurt.
Explores the history and science behind the process of making ricotta cheese.
Explores the history and science behind the process of turning heavy whipping cream into butter.
Explores the history and science behind the process of making mozzarella cheese.
Combines math, science, agriculture and engineering into one cooking demonstration.
Jazz up your school menus and encourage healthy choices with these Team Nutrition graphics.
Help students learn why breakfast matters, what a balanced breakfast is and how to make healthy choices.
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich discusses calf care on a dairy farm.
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich discusses antibiotic use and milk safety.
Printable Valentine’s Day cards featuring dairy cows, foods and some MOOvelous sayings!
Overview of the global sustainable nutrition landscape and the U.S. dairy community’s role and vision.
Quick from-scratch school recipes developed by National Dairy Council, Land O’ Lakes and General Mills.
The 2019 National Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit was in Cleveland.
Dairy farmers work hard to keep their cows healthy and comfortable, especially during winter.
The average family wastes about 1/3 of the food they buy. Use these tips to lessen your food waste.
These five great hacks will help you handle cheese with ease!
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains what cows eat, how they are cared for and if farm size matters.
Eating breakfast helps kids feel better, focus better, play better and do better at school.
Dairy is all around us every day — do you know how it’s made or what makes it so good for you?
These cards provide a summary of nutrition and ingredient profiles of the leading alternative beverages.
Find out how the dairy community nourishes people, animals and the land.
Eating nutrient-rich dairy can help alleviate some of the issues of global malnutrition.
Malnutrition is the greatest contributor to disease globally and affects every country.
Christmas in July! The butter display celebrates a classic Ohio-made MOOvie.
Ohio dairy farmer Jason Nuhfer explains how robotic milkers work and why he uses them.
See how Ohio dairy farmer Sam Dilsaver responsibly manages cow manure and protects water quality.
Dairy is championing goals to make positive change.
This color-by-number activity page honors farmers, artisans and food lovers devoted to dairy!
Learn what a CAFO is and how these large farms follow strict regulations to protect the environment.
Kids need to consume a variety of nutrient-rich foods from all five food groups each day.
Three generations of the Rufener family work together as a team to care for their cows.
Dairy farming is a family tradition for the Herrons and caring for their cows is a top priority.
Gretl Schlatter always wanted to be a dairy farmer, and she didn’t let anything get in her way.
Discover how dairy farmers manage manure responsibly to protect the environment.
Ideas on how parents can get involved with Fuel Up to Play 60.
Tips from Fuel Up to Play 60 on how to create a healthy environment at home.
General information for parents about Fuel Up to Play 60.
Offering milk at breakfast, lunch and dinner helps kids get their recommended intake of dairy foods.
Total Mixed Ration. Cows spend about 5 hours a day eating, and they consume about 100 pounds of feed!
Learn how to make whipped cream in under 1 minute from food blogger In Katrina’s Kitchen!
Answers to common questions about lactose intolerance and tips to manage.
Protein is naturally found in a variety of animal and plant foods, but not all is equal.
Tips for seasoned cooks, beginners and everyone in-between!
These printable cards will inspire the perfect seasonal snack!
Virtual farm experiences and curriculum for 5th-8th grade by Discovery Education and NDC.
A healthy breakfast includes at least three MyPlate food groups. How many combinations can you make?
Flavored milk is a great way for kids and teens to enjoy milk and get the nutrients they need.
Dr. Elizabeth Zmuda shares her perspective on milk — white and flavored — as part of a healthy diet.
All milk — white, chocolate or strawberry — has the same 9 essential nutrients.
Includes a calcium check-up, requirements by age and tips to help kids get the calcium they need.
Highlights how healthy foods from MyPlate food groups are included as part of school lunch.
Coloring book from USDA features dairy and includes K-level sight words to help with literacy.
Greg and Judy Conrad share what it was like raising four children on their family dairy farm in Ohio.
Three generations of Mileys explain what it’s like to work together and carry on their family tradition.
The Ayers family describe their long history of dairy farming in Ohio and their exciting future.
One serving of cheese contains essential nutrients your body needs.
Use this checklist to help ensure milk quality, safety and fresheness is at its best.
Eating tips from the Joslin Diabetes Center and National Dairy Council to reduce diabetes risk.
Helpful hints about your favorite dairy foods for the lactose intolerant.
Useful info about lactose intolerance summarized from the NMA Consensus Report.
Highlights how healthy foods from MyPlate food groups are included as part of school breakfast.
Tips and examples of which dairy proteins to use and when.
Control high blood pressure with 2-3 servings of dairy and 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies each day.
Good news for cheese lovers everywhere — eating cheese may help protect teeth against cavities.
Discover the three steps to choose protein: quality, versatility and timing.
Authoritative nutrition guidance recognizes the positive role of flavored milk.
Are you lactose intolerant? Watching the amount of fat in your diet? We can help.
Learn how West Virgnia dairy farmer Greg Gibson works hard to care for his cows and land.
Is almond milk is a dairy product? Is organic milk healthier? Get answers from real dairy farmers.
What do dairy farmers do with cow poop? Do dairy farmers recycle? Get answers from real dairy farmers.
Joe Shockey describes why he is proud to be a West Virginia dairy farmer.
How many hours a day do cows eat? How much and what do they eat? Get answers from real dairy farmers.
How long does it take to milk a cow? Does it hurt? Get answers from real dairy farmers.
The Farm to School movement is growing, and empowered youth are playing key roles.
After turning 30, without quality nutrition and exercise, you risk losing muscle.
Flush systems in dairy barns recycle water and sand – it keeps cows clean, and it’s good for the land!
Print on 8.5×11 paper for life-size serving sizes and nutrition facts for 200 commonly eaten foods.
Features activities and lesson plans to use with National Dairy Council’s food models.
Avoiding or decreasing dairy consumption, which can decrease essential nutrient consumption.
Learn about dairy’s responsible production, nourishing communities and continuous improvement.
Features real-life scenes from a dairy farm, fun facts and recipes that kids are sure to love!
Tips to help phys ed teachers integrate nutrition concepts into their teaching routines.
This fun coloring page is great for kids and features cows and delicious dairy foods!
Use this guide to help you choose nutrient-rich foods to donate to those in need.
Raw, or unpastuerized, milk can contain harmful bacteria and is not recommended to drink.
Summary of a pilot study evaluating the consequences of banning chocolate milk in school cafeterias.
Ohio dairy farmer Bill Indoe describes firsthand what goes on inside his milking parlor.
Learn about hoof trimming and how regular hoof care is essential to cow health.
Dr. Mark Hardesty explains why and how cows are dehorned.