Dairy Resources

We’re pleased to offer these science-based dairy resources including videos, handouts, activities, research and more. Feel free to share them with your friends on social media or download to use in presentations, displays or at events!

What’s In Your Glass

What’s In Your Glass

This at-a-glance chart can help you understand what’s in your glass.
Gut Check: Nutrition for Digestive Health and Beyond

Gut Check: Nutrition for Digestive Health and Beyond

This webinar discusses the current landscape on gut health research and the role of diet and nutrition.

Chocolate Milk for Concessions

Use this guide to add chocolate milk to your concession stand menu.
MyPlate Tips to a Great Plate

MyPlate Tips to a Great Plate

MyPlate tips to building a great plate using each of the food groups.
The 5 Most Popular Recipes of 2023

The 5 Most Popular Recipes of 2023

The results are in – these are our most popular recipes!
Smoothie Recipe Collection

Smoothie Recipe Collection

Dairy-based smoothies are healthy and delicious.
Dairy Alternatives are Different Than Real Dairy Milk

Dairy Alternatives are Different Than Real Dairy Milk

There are many varieties of plant beverages and the nutrients can vary widely by brand.
The Healthy School Milk Commitment

The Healthy School Milk Commitment

A pledge to deliver 13 essential nutrients while reducing calories and added sugars in flavored milk.
Offering Smoothies as Part of School Meals

Offering Smoothies as Part of School Meals

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting tips, sample menus and more.
School Milk is Critical to Child Nutrition

School Milk is Critical to Child Nutrition

Milk delivers 13 essential nutrients that children need to stay healthy.
Made With School Lunch

Made With School Lunch

School meals make it possible for all kids to get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow.
State of the Science: Dairy Foods and Health

State of the Science: Dairy Foods and Health

Science on dairy’s role in health and wellness, chronic disease prevention and emerging topics.
Modern Dairy Farming: Caring for the Environment

Modern Dairy Farming: Caring for the Environment

Frank Burkett prioritizes environmental progress on his farm.
Modern Dairy Farming: Caring for Cows

Modern Dairy Farming: Caring for Cows

Frank Burkett is focused on providing optimal comfort for his cows.
Shelf Stable Milk

Shelf Stable Milk

Answers to common questions about serving shelf-stable milk in schools.
Smart Snacks for Kids

Smart Snacks for Kids

Healthy snack ideas and tips for kids ages 2-5 and 6-10.
Nutrition Through the First 1,000 Days of Life

Nutrition Through the First 1,000 Days of Life

Experts discuss the role of nutrition for early brain development – CPE available.
New Technology: Advancing Sustainability

New Technology: Advancing Sustainability

Trent Stoller is using new technology to protect and improve the environment.
Got Jobs? Dairy Does!

Got Jobs? Dairy Does!

Explore some of the different career opportunities within the dairy community.
Stronger With School Breakfast

Stronger With School Breakfast

School breakfasts play a big role in helping kids get the nutrition they need.
Stronger With School Breakfast (Spanish)

Stronger With School Breakfast (Spanish)

School breakfasts play a big role in helping kids get the nutrition they need.
Importance of Iodine

Importance of Iodine

Information on the importance of iodine during pregnancy and tips to get more.
Importance of Iodine (Spanish)

Importance of Iodine (Spanish)

Information on the importance of iodine during pregnancy and tips to get more.
Making the Move

Making the Move

Information for transitioning your child from whole milk to 1% or skim.
Making the Move (Spanish)

Making the Move (Spanish)

Information for transitioning your child from whole milk to 1% or skim.
Health & Wellness News: From Farm to You

Health & Wellness News: From Farm to You

Past issues of the ADA Mideast’s digital newsletter for school and health professionals.
Dairy Nutrition Notebook

Dairy Nutrition Notebook

A guide to better health with a balanced diet.
Facts About Lactose Intolerance

Facts About Lactose Intolerance

Answers to common questions about lactose intolerance and tips to manage.
Meet the Dotterers

Meet the Dotterers

The Dotterer family has embraced modern technology to produce wholesome milk and take care of their
2023 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

2023 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

The butter display celebrates Ohio’s rich history of innovation!
Raw Milk FAQs

Raw Milk FAQs

Raw, or unpastuerized, milk can contain dangerous bacteria and is not recommended to drink.
Dairy Every Day Coloring Page

Dairy Every Day Coloring Page

Dairy every day is a healthy way to nourish brains, bones and bodies.
Where to Buy Ohio Cheese

Where to Buy Ohio Cheese

Ohio is home to many cheesemakers who offer delicious products – find one near you!
Enjoy Dairy Foods With Confidence

Enjoy Dairy Foods With Confidence

There are a variety of lactose-free and lower-lactose choices that deliver on taste and nutrition.
2019 Wasted Food Report

2019 Wasted Food Report

EPA estimates of generation and management of wasted food in the United States in 2019.
Defining Dairy: Milk

Defining Dairy: Milk

From organic to ultra-filtered and everything in between, discover what makes these cow milks unique!
Defining Dairy: Yogurt

Defining Dairy: Yogurt

From traditional to Greek and everything in between, discover what makes these yogurts unique!
Defining Dairy: Cheese

Defining Dairy: Cheese

From fresh to aged and everything in between, discover what makes these cheeses unique!
Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way Poster

Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way Poster

Dairy foods help healthy brains, bones and bodies grow.
Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way Poster (Spanish)

Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way Poster (Spanish)

Dairy foods help healthy brains, bones and bodies grow.
Dairy Every Day Nourishes Brains, Bones and Bodies

Dairy Every Day Nourishes Brains, Bones and Bodies

Evidenced-based background on how dairy foods help nourish brains, bones and bodies.
Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way

Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way

Dairy foods help healthy brains, bones and bodies grow.
Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way (Spanish)

Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way (Spanish)

Dairy foods help healthy brains, bones and bodies grow.
13 Ways Milk Can Help Your Body

13 Ways Milk Can Help Your Body

One serving of milk contains 13 essential nutrients your body needs.
9 Ways Yogurt Can Help Your Body

9 Ways Yogurt Can Help Your Body

Discover the essential nutrients one serving of yogurt provides.
8 Ways Cheese Can Help Your Body

8 Ways Cheese Can Help Your Body

One serving of cheese contains essential nutrients your body needs.
Transitioning Children from Whole to Lower-Fat Milk

Transitioning Children from Whole to Lower-Fat Milk

Tips for helping your child to transition from whole to lower-fat milk.
About Lactose Intolerance

About Lactose Intolerance

Information about lactose intolerance and tips for consuming dairy foods.
Sounds Bites Podcast: Digestive Health

Sounds Bites Podcast: Digestive Health

Experts discuss improving digestive health through dairy foods, fiber and mindfulness – CEUs available.
Perfect Pairings for Kids & You

Perfect Pairings for Kids & You

Choose and enjoy perfect food pairings for you and your family!
Perfect Pairings for Kids & You Poster

Perfect Pairings for Kids & You Poster

Discover simple food combinations to power your day.
Perfect Pairings for Kids & You Poster (Spanish)

Perfect Pairings for Kids & You Poster (Spanish)

Discover simple food combinations to power your day.
Smoothie School Kit

Smoothie School Kit

Large-batch recipes that meet USDA meal requirements and complementary countertop signs.
Lactose Friendly Tips to Enjoy Dairy Foods

Lactose Friendly Tips to Enjoy Dairy Foods

12 tips for those with lactose intolerance to enjoy their favorite dairy products.
Hot Chocolate Kit for Schools

Hot Chocolate Kit for Schools

Hot chocolate can be part of reimbursable meals, per USDA guidelines.
Downloadable Milk Processing Facility Tour

Downloadable Milk Processing Facility Tour

This virtual tour shows how milk is processed and bottled. Click to download Windows compatible file.
Shop Ohio Cheese

Shop Ohio Cheese

Find gifts for the cheese lovers in your life – or simply treat yourself!
Where to Buy Ohio Cheese

Where to Buy Ohio Cheese

Make the most intimate gatherings extraordinary with Ohio-made cheese.
Downloadable Virtual Free Stall Barn Tour

Downloadable Virtual Free Stall Barn Tour

This virtual tour shows how dairy farmers care for cows. Click to download Windows compatible file.
Crediting Fluid Milk in Child Nutrition Programs

Crediting Fluid Milk in Child Nutrition Programs

Tips for serving milk at breakfast, lunch, snack or supper meal services.
Flavored Milk in Schools

Flavored Milk in Schools

Authoritative nutrition guidance recognizes the positive role of flavored milk.
Dairy Foods For Infant Brain Development & Cognition

Dairy Foods For Infant Brain Development & Cognition

The first one thousand days of like are critical for setting a foundation of brain development.
Smoothies for Your School Meal Program

Smoothies for Your School Meal Program

Apply for a smoothie equipment grant, valued at $1,020, for K-12 schools.
Dairy Cows Upcycle Byproducts Into Foods

Dairy Cows Upcycle Byproducts Into Foods

Dairy cows upcycle nutrients found in foods that humans can’t or won’t eat to make nutritious milk.
PediaCast: Iodine and Child Brain Development

PediaCast: Iodine and Child Brain Development

Experts discuss iodine deficiency as a cause of intellectual disability in children.
Youth Voice: Empowering Positive Change

Youth Voice: Empowering Positive Change

Empowered youth are a driving force in many education and public health initiatives.
When Can Infants Eat Yogurt and Other Dairy Products?

When Can Infants Eat Yogurt and Other Dairy Products?

Find out when babies can start eating yogurt, milk and cheese.
Ready. Recover. Repeat.

Ready. Recover. Repeat.

Chocolate milk helps you recover for what comes next.
Milk From Farm to You

Milk From Farm to You

See what happens once milk arrives at a processing plant.
Guidance for Feeding Babies

Guidance for Feeding Babies

Advice for feeding babies from a pediatrician and mom.
2022 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

2022 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

Back and bigger than ever! The butter display celebrates the agricultural roots of the fair.
Dairy Foods Help Nourish Infants & Toddlers

Dairy Foods Help Nourish Infants & Toddlers

Leading health organizations recognize the benefits of milk and dairy foods in early years after birth.
Plant and Animal Foods in Sustainable Healthy Diets

Plant and Animal Foods in Sustainable Healthy Diets

Animal and plant foods offer an overlapping supply of essential nutrients.
Prenatal Nutrition: Dairy and Baby’s Brain Development

Prenatal Nutrition: Dairy and Baby’s Brain Development

This webinar provides information on the role of dairy foods in supporting a healthy pregnancy.
35 Fun Facts About Dairy

35 Fun Facts About Dairy

Wow your friends with 35 interesting facts about milk’s journey from farm to fridge!
West Virginia Dairy Facts

West Virginia Dairy Facts

Statistics about West Virginia’s dairy community.
Ohio Dairy Facts

Ohio Dairy Facts

Statistics about Ohio’s dairy community.
Dairy Foods Made in Ohio

Dairy Foods Made in Ohio

See where delicious dairy foods are made in Ohio.
Dairy Foods Made for West Virginia

Dairy Foods Made for West Virginia

See where delicious dairy foods are made for West Virginia.
Connecting Food, Nutrition and Agriculture

Connecting Food, Nutrition and Agriculture

Resources and hands-on activities for the classroom.
Sound Bites Podcast: Picky Eating & Responsive Feeding

Sound Bites Podcast: Picky Eating & Responsive Feeding

Dr. Elizabeth Zmuda provides strategies and reassurance for parents of picky eaters – CEUs available.
Aging Vibrantly: Dairy & Bone Health

Aging Vibrantly: Dairy & Bone Health

Dairy products provide important nutrients that support bone health.
Cozy Holiday Beverages

Cozy Holiday Beverages

Easy recipes for festive holiday drinks made with real milk.
Jarcuterie – The Perfect Personalized Snack

Jarcuterie – The Perfect Personalized Snack

Try the latest charcuterie board trend!
Freezer-Friendly Dairy Dishes

Freezer-Friendly Dairy Dishes

These freezer-friendly home-cooked meals will simplify your life!
Is Flavored Milk Really a Bad Beverage Choice?

Is Flavored Milk Really a Bad Beverage Choice?

Study results find nutritional benefits of flavored milk outweigh added sugars content.
Large Batch School Recipes

Large Batch School Recipes

Large batch school meal recipes and visual recipe guides.
World Tour Snack Pairings

World Tour Snack Pairings

Simple snack pairings inspired by a variety of cultural foods.
National Dairy Council Lifespan Collection

National Dairy Council Lifespan Collection

Information for how dairy foods help people thrive across the lifespan.
Why Family Meals Matter

Why Family Meals Matter

Studies show eating family meals leads to a better-quality diet for kids.
Taming the Flame — Dairy And Inflammation

Taming the Flame — Dairy And Inflammation

The science behind dairy foods’ neutral to beneficial relationship with inflammation.
Inside a Milking Parlor

Inside a Milking Parlor

Get a behind the scenes look at a dairy milking parlor.
Meet the Deetz Family

Meet the Deetz Family

The Deetz siblings have chosen to carry on the family tradition of dairy farming.
Chocolate Milk: Official Beverage of OHSAA

Chocolate Milk: Official Beverage of OHSAA

Chocolate milk has 13 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of protein to help build greatness.
Chocolate Milk: Official Beverage of WVSSAC

Chocolate Milk: Official Beverage of WVSSAC

Chocolate milk has the right mix of fluids, carbs and protein to power potential.
All About Milk & Dairy Farming

All About Milk & Dairy Farming

Information about dairy farming, milk’s health benefits and journey from farm to fridge.
Fuel Up Playbook

Fuel Up Playbook

Fuel Up activities to help students to eat healthy and get active.
Fuel Up Resources

Fuel Up Resources

This digital learning tool for educators features fun videos and activities for students.
Fuel Up Learning Plan

Fuel Up Learning Plan

Resources to help educators incorporate Fuel Up into their school year learning plans.
What Can I Eat for Gut Health?

What Can I Eat for Gut Health?

Fermented dairy foods like yogurt with live cultures and kefir can benefit gut health.
Does Dairy Cause Inflammation?

Does Dairy Cause Inflammation?

Evidence suggests dairy foods do not cause inflammation and can be a part of anti-inflammatory diets.
What is Lactose Intolerance?

What is Lactose Intolerance?

Information about signs, symptoms and ways to enjoy real dairy foods.
Yogurt Consumption & Lactose Digestion

Yogurt Consumption & Lactose Digestion

Yogurt consumption plays a beneficial role on improved lactose digestion and tolerance.
Dairy-licious Recipe Cards

Dairy-licious Recipe Cards

At-home versions of our new kid-approved school meal recipes.
Science Summary: Dairy Matrix

Science Summary: Dairy Matrix

Emerging research on food structure and the bioactive components of food, including dairy.
Adopt a Cow Program

Adopt a Cow Program

Teachers can sign up for this exciting year-long classroom experience.
Taste & Vote School Kit

Taste & Vote School Kit

Host a Taste & Vote event at your school featuring our new kid-approved recipes!
Ohio State Fair Cheese Contest

Ohio State Fair Cheese Contest

An annual tradition to celebrate Ohio-made cheese and dairy farmers.
Science Summary: Milk as a Recommended Beverage

Science Summary: Milk as a Recommended Beverage

Milk is recommended as a critical component of healthy diets.
Managing Manure

Managing Manure

The Imboden family responsibly manages manure to protect the land and water around their farm.
Meet the Imbodens

Meet the Imbodens

The Imboden family works with experienced employees to keep their cows healthy and comfortable.
Science Summary: Yogurt & Health

Science Summary: Yogurt & Health

Yogurt is a nutrient-rich food that can have many health benefits.
Meet Riley Shockey

Meet Riley Shockey

Riley Shockey balances school, sports and life on a dairy farm.
School Nutrition is a Crucial Component

School Nutrition is a Crucial Component

School nutrition supports the whole child approach to education.
School Meals are Healthy

School Meals are Healthy

Children who participate in school meals come closer to meeting dietary recommendations.
School Breakfast Matters

School Breakfast Matters

Breakfast is linked with numerous health and educational benefits.
Importance of Iodine in Prenatal Brain Development

Importance of Iodine in Prenatal Brain Development

Dairy foods are important sources of iodine for pregnant women.
Meet Macy

Meet Macy

Macy is a next generation dairy farmer who’s passionate about protecting the planet.
I Am a Dairy Farmer

I Am a Dairy Farmer

Meet the next generation of America’s dairy farmers.
Meet Keaton Topp

Meet Keaton Topp

Dairy farmer Keaton Topp owns and operates his own floral design business.
Urban Stead Cheese

Urban Stead Cheese

Learn more about this artisan cheesemaker located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Nutrition & Bone Health Across the Lifespan

Nutrition & Bone Health Across the Lifespan

This webinar provides an in-depth look at building healthy bones across the lifespan.
How to Build an Elevated Board with Ohio Cheeses

How to Build an Elevated Board with Ohio Cheeses

Create a unique cheese display with locally made artisan cheeses.
How to Build an Ohio Swiss Cheese Board

How to Build an Ohio Swiss Cheese Board

Use award-winning Ohio Swiss cheese to create a beautiful cheese board.
How to Build a Buckeye Cheese Board

How to Build a Buckeye Cheese Board

Build a board that showcases a variety of Ohio-made cheeses.
Science Summary: Milk & Health

Science Summary: Milk & Health

Drinking milk helps Americans meet dairy food recommendations.
Feeding Toddlers 12-23 Months

Feeding Toddlers 12-23 Months

Information and tips for feeding toddlers based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Feeding Baby 6-12 Months

Feeding Baby 6-12 Months

Information and tips for feeding babies based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Burger & Cheese Pairings

Burger & Cheese Pairings

Get your creative (burger) juices flowing!
Science Summary: Dairy & Sarcopenia & Osteoporosis

Science Summary: Dairy & Sarcopenia & Osteoporosis

Eating dairy foods may reduce the risk of age-related conditions.
Fueling My Healthy Life

Fueling My Healthy Life

Nutrition education for 6th graders that meets educational standards for English and Health.
The Sports Nutrition Edge OHSAA Series

The Sports Nutrition Edge OHSAA Series

Tips on nutrition, protein, recovery, hydration, snacking and breakfast for the student athlete.
The Sports Nutrition Edge WVSSAC Series

The Sports Nutrition Edge WVSSAC Series

Tips on nutrition, protein, recovery, hydration, snacking and breakfast for the student athlete.
Science Summary: Dairy & Blood Pressure

Science Summary: Dairy & Blood Pressure

Dairy food consumption is associated with lower blood pressure.
Science Summary: Cheese & Your Health

Science Summary: Cheese & Your Health

Nutrient-rich cheese contributes protein, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A to the U.S. diet.
Science Summary: Dairy & Type 2 Diabetes

Science Summary: Dairy & Type 2 Diabetes

Research indicates that dairy consumption is associated with lowering risk for type 2 diabetes.
Science Summary: Dairy & Bone Health

Science Summary: Dairy & Bone Health

Dairy foods are integral dietary components for building and maintaining healthy bones.
About Fat Flexibility

About Fat Flexibility

A variety of dairy foods, including whole milk dairy foods, can fit into healthy eating patterns.
Get Cultured on Fermented Dairy Foods

Get Cultured on Fermented Dairy Foods

Information about fermented and probiotic foods and the benefits of fermented dairy foods.
Dairy Foods Can Help Close Nutrient Gaps

Dairy Foods Can Help Close Nutrient Gaps

It can be difficult to meet nutrient needs without consuming recommended amounts of dairy foods.
School Territory Map

School Territory Map

Use this resource to find your ADA Mideast school contact.
Dairy is Fresh & Local

Dairy is Fresh & Local

Dairy can be found in all 50 states! Learn how to tell where the dairy in your fridge is from.
Science Summary: Dairy & Cardiovascular Disease

Science Summary: Dairy & Cardiovascular Disease

Dairy food consumption is associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease.
U.S. Dairy’s Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

U.S. Dairy’s Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

U.S. dairy provides significant nutrient supply with little environmental impact.
Science Summary: Dairy & Inflammation

Science Summary: Dairy & Inflammation

Healthy dietary patterns that include dairy foods are linked with lower risk of chronic diseases.
Dairy Foods Help People Thrive Across the Lifespan

Dairy Foods Help People Thrive Across the Lifespan

Dairy foods play an important role in healthy eating patterns from infancy through adulthood.
Why Dairy Is Important For Childhood Nutrition

Why Dairy Is Important For Childhood Nutrition

This webinar explores key questions from parents about nourishing children.
The Ethics Of Hunger – Nourishing Communities In Need

The Ethics Of Hunger – Nourishing Communities In Need

A look at the reality of hunger in America and resources to improve access to nutrient-rich foods.
Dairy Intake & Bone Health Across the Lifespan

Dairy Intake & Bone Health Across the Lifespan

Daily consumption of low-fat dairy foods across the lifespan plays a beneficial role in bone health.
Protecting the Environment

Protecting the Environment

Learn how U.S. dairy is working to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 and more.
Friendsgiving for Foodies

Friendsgiving for Foodies

Serving up foodie inspiration for Friendsgiving celebrations.
Stay Healthy with Key Nutrients

Stay Healthy with Key Nutrients

Support your health through good nutrition.
Technology for the Next Generation

Technology for the Next Generation

The Daugherty family updated their farm with new technology for future generations.
Effects of Dairy Intake on Inflammation

Effects of Dairy Intake on Inflammation

Dairy consumption as part of a balanced diet has potential beneficial effects on inflammation.
Dairy Fact Sheet Collection

Dairy Fact Sheet Collection

Information about animal care, sustainability, milk safety & more.
Virtual Dairy Farm Tour

Virtual Dairy Farm Tour

Take a virtual tour of Cold Run Jerseys, a dairy farm in Salem, Ohio.
Modern Technology: Focusing on Cow Comfort

Modern Technology: Focusing on Cow Comfort

Dairy farmers use technology to provide excellent care for their cows.
Cheese Pairing Guide

Cheese Pairing Guide

A tasteful guide to cheese pairings and building a cheese board.
Safely Serving Dairy Outside the Cafeteria

Safely Serving Dairy Outside the Cafeteria

Use milk crate cold bags to keep dairy foods cold when serving outside the cafeteria.
Dairy Directory

Dairy Directory

A guide to national, regional and state dairy organizations.
Dairy + Plants: The New Power Couple

Dairy + Plants: The New Power Couple

Dairy foods and plants make the ultimate nutritional power couple.
Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study

Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study

Dairy consumption associated with lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, hypertension and diabetes.
Comparing Cost of Essential Nutrients

Comparing Cost of Essential Nutrients

Milk and dairy identitifed as inexpensive sources of three of the four nutrients of public health
Raising Gallons

Raising Gallons

Raise a gallon with us to help get milk to those in need.
Meet Paul Keener: Building a Dairy Farm

Meet Paul Keener: Building a Dairy Farm

Ohio dairy farmer Paul built his dairy farm from scratch.
Ways to Enjoy Cottage Cheese

Ways to Enjoy Cottage Cheese

Try these pairings and recipes for a versatile and nutritious snack.
A Look Back at the Butter Cow Display

A Look Back at the Butter Cow Display

Take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the Butter Cow display.
DIY Butter Cow Sculpting Challenge

DIY Butter Cow Sculpting Challenge

Step by step instructions to create your own mini Butter Cow at home!
The Dairy Matrix: More than the Sum of Its Nutrients

The Dairy Matrix: More than the Sum of Its Nutrients

This webinar explores the emerging concept of the food matrix, and the complexity of the dairy matrix.
Protein: Plant? Animal? Health? Planet?

Protein: Plant? Animal? Health? Planet?

This webinar explores protein quality and quantity, and plant and animal sources of protein.
The Food Matrix: More than the Sum of its Nutrients

The Food Matrix: More than the Sum of its Nutrients

Emerging research is exploring the role of the whole food package when it comes to health and wellness.
What Do Cows Eat?

What Do Cows Eat?

Dairy farmers and nutritionists work together to provide cows with a well-balanced diet.
National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month

Learn why National Dairy Month has been a tradition in the U.S. since 1937.
Sustainable Nutrition Infographic

Sustainable Nutrition Infographic

Dairy is nourishing people, our planet and our communities.
Easy Greek Yogurt Dips

Easy Greek Yogurt Dips

Try these easy Greek yogurt dips the next time you’re craving a healthy snack!
Easy Cheese Pairings

Easy Cheese Pairings

Check out these easy cheese pairing ideas to make your own cheese plate at home!
U.S. Dairy Industry and Farmer Leaders Endorse New Environmental Goals

U.S. Dairy Industry and Farmer Leaders Endorse New Environmental Goals

Environmental goals include g GHG neutrality and cleaner water with maximized recycling by 2050.
Movie Night Snacks

Movie Night Snacks

Find the perfect snack to pair with your favorite kind of movie.
Squeeze & Freeze Ice Cream

Squeeze & Freeze Ice Cream

Try this simple recipe to make homemade ice cream.
Keep Your Dairy Fresh

Keep Your Dairy Fresh

Tips to keep your dairy fresh and use every last bit of the dairy in your fridge.
Because That’s What Families Do

Because That’s What Families Do

Ohio and West Virginia dairy farmers continue to work hard to keep our families nourished.
Dairy Substitutions

Dairy Substitutions

Missing an ingredient? Consult this handy guide for baking substitutions.
Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

Find out what tasks are on a dairy farmer’s spring checklist!
Advanced Dairy Coloring Pages

Advanced Dairy Coloring Pages

Let your creativity flow with these 10 dairy-themed coloring pages.
5 Recipes That Are 5 Ingredients or Less to Make with Kids

5 Recipes That Are 5 Ingredients or Less to Make with Kids

Get kids off the screen and into the kitchen to help make these simple and tasty recipes.
MOOvelous Activities for Families

MOOvelous Activities for Families

Try these activities to help enhance virtual learning while spending time with your family.
Calf Care with Dr. Fred Gingrich

Calf Care with Dr. Fred Gingrich

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains how dairy farmers care for their calves.
Checkoff Update & Annual Report: June 2019

Checkoff Update & Annual Report: June 2019

2019 annual report and dairy farmer newsletter of the ADA Mideast.
Dairy and Plant-Based Diets

Dairy and Plant-Based Diets

Dairy foods are important in healthy eating styles, especially for flexitarian and vegetarian diets.
Airplane Choo Choo: A Guide to Feeding Your Baby

Airplane Choo Choo: A Guide to Feeding Your Baby

Suggestions for the first two years. Remember every baby is unique. This guide helps get you started!
GenYouth

GenYouth

Official website of GenYouth, a partner of National Dairy Council
Fuel Up

Fuel Up

Official website and dashboard of Fuel Up.
Yogurt Parfait School Kit

Yogurt Parfait School Kit

Make yogurt parfaits at home or school using this handy guide.
Overnight Oats School Kit

Overnight Oats School Kit

Serve overnight oats to students and get credit for fruits, yogurt and grains, per USDA guidelines.
West Virginia Farm to School Kit

West Virginia Farm to School Kit

Connect your students to West Virginia’s dairy farmers, who produce milk and other dairy foods!
Ohio Farm to School Kit

Ohio Farm to School Kit

Connect your students to Ohio’s dairy farmers, who produce milk and other dairy foods!
How To Get Your Kids More Dairy

How To Get Your Kids More Dairy

Tips from Dr. Liz Zmuda for helping kids get more dairy, which is needed for growth and development.
Should Young Children Drink Milk?

Should Young Children Drink Milk?

Dr. Liz Zmuda sums up beverage recommendations by leading pediatric organizations for kids 0-5.
How Do Veterinarians Help Dairy Farmers?

How Do Veterinarians Help Dairy Farmers?

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains what vets do on dairy farms.
Dairy Foods from Farm to Fridge

Dairy Foods from Farm to Fridge

Discover how dairy foods get from the cow to your glass, bowl or plate.
Ohio School Breakfast Challenge

Ohio School Breakfast Challenge

Official website of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.
Wheys to Boost Protein Throughout the Day

Wheys to Boost Protein Throughout the Day

Ideas for adding whey protein to foods and beverages for relatively few calories.
Lactose Intolerance vs. Dairy Allergy

Lactose Intolerance vs. Dairy Allergy

People often confuse lactose intolerance with a dairy allergy, yet there’s a crucial difference.
Milk: From Farm to Fridge

Milk: From Farm to Fridge

Discover how milk gets from the farm to your fridge and all the amazing steps in between.
Ohio Dairy Foods From Farm to Table

Ohio Dairy Foods From Farm to Table

Follow milk’s journey from Ohio dairy farms to your table.
West Virginia Dairy Foods from Farm to Table

West Virginia Dairy Foods from Farm to Table

Follow milk’s journey from West Virginia dairy farms to your table.
How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese

It’s time to experiment with different cheeses, ingredients, spreads and breads.
Fact Sheet: Animal Care

Fact Sheet: Animal Care

Information about animal care on dairy farms.
Fact Sheet: Antibiotics

Fact Sheet: Antibiotics

Information about antibiotic usage on dairy farms.
Fact Sheet: Environment & Sustainability

Fact Sheet: Environment & Sustainability

Information about environmental practices on dairy farms.
Fact Sheet: Hormones

Fact Sheet: Hormones

Information about the absence of added hormones in milk.
Fact Sheet: Organic Milk

Fact Sheet: Organic Milk

Information about organic milk and farming practices.
Recommendations by Sports Dietitians

Recommendations by Sports Dietitians

Advice on hydration, protein needs, pre-workout nutrition and fueling during exercise and recovery.
Why Aren’t All Cows on Pasture?

Why Aren’t All Cows on Pasture?

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains why not all dairy cows are on pasture.
Fact Sheet: Milk Quality

Fact Sheet: Milk Quality

Information about the protocols dairy farmers and processors follow to produce high-quality milk.
Wheys to Boost Protein – Tips for Cooking & Baking

Wheys to Boost Protein – Tips for Cooking & Baking

Whey protein is a versatile ingredient that can be added to food to help boost high-quality protein.
Economic Impact of Ohio’s Dairy Community

Economic Impact of Ohio’s Dairy Community

Ohio’s dairy farmers do more than just produce milk.
Milk – Nature’s Sports Drink

Milk – Nature’s Sports Drink

A research overview on the benefits of milk for sports recovery.
6 Genius Ways Farmers Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

6 Genius Ways Farmers Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Reducing waste, reusing resources and recycling trash into treasure.
No Fuss Wine & Cheese Pairings

No Fuss Wine & Cheese Pairings

Use this handy guide to pair easy-to-find cheeses with the perfect wine.
What Do Cows Eat?

What Do Cows Eat?

We aren’t the only ones eating a carefully balanced diet — dairy cows do too!
Tailgating Tips

Tailgating Tips

Follow these tips for a safe and delicious tailgate.
How to Throw the Ultimate Cheese Lovers Tailgate

How to Throw the Ultimate Cheese Lovers Tailgate

Make your at-home tailgate a success with these tasty tips!
Cheese Storage Tips

Cheese Storage Tips

What’s the best way to store cheese? It depends on the kind of cheese!
MOOga Yoga Poses

MOOga Yoga Poses

Yoga poses to get students energized and moo-ving — and more focused on learning.
7 Breeds of Dairy Cows

7 Breeds of Dairy Cows

Discover fun facts about the seven most common breeds of dairy cows!
5 Fun Facts about the Butter Cow Display

5 Fun Facts about the Butter Cow Display

In the heat of the summer, Ohio’s coolest tradition takes shape year after year.
Decoding the Dairy Case

Decoding the Dairy Case

Find out how cow’s milk stacks up against other “milks” like soy, almond and oat beverages.
Cheers to Ohio Dairy Farmers

Cheers to Ohio Dairy Farmers

Ohio dairy farmers do more than produce milk — they create jobs and help drive the state’s economy!
Electronic Feed Pusher in the Dairy Barn

Electronic Feed Pusher in the Dairy Barn

An electronic feed pusher is like a Roomba used to help feed the cows in the dairy barn.
2019 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

2019 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

It’s out of this world! The butter display celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
How Ice Cream is Made

How Ice Cream is Made

Get the scoop on how delicious ice cream is made!
Top Questions About Milk & Dairy Foods

Top Questions About Milk & Dairy Foods

Get the facts from a registered dietitian.
Why Dairy Farmers Love What They Do

Why Dairy Farmers Love What They Do

Dairy farmers love caring for cows, working with family and providing for their communities.
Make the Most of Your Dairy

Make the Most of Your Dairy

Helpful tips to help you reduce your dairy food waste.
Does Farm Size Matter?

Does Farm Size Matter?

Dairy farmers explain that when it comes to producing high-quality milk, size just doesn’t matter.
Make & Taste Lesson: Greek Yogurt

Make & Taste Lesson: Greek Yogurt

Explores the history and science behind the process of making Greek yogurt.
Make & Taste Lesson: Ricotta

Make & Taste Lesson: Ricotta

Explores the history and science behind the process of making ricotta cheese.
Make & Taste Lesson: Butter

Make & Taste Lesson: Butter

Explores the history and science behind the process of turning heavy whipping cream into butter.
Make & Taste Lesson: Mozzarella

Make & Taste Lesson: Mozzarella

Explores the history and science behind the process of making mozzarella cheese.
School Menu Board Graphics

School Menu Board Graphics

Jazz up your school menus and encourage healthy choices with these Team Nutrition graphics.
Start Smart with Breakfast

Start Smart with Breakfast

Help students learn why breakfast matters, what a balanced breakfast is and how to make healthy choices.
Why Aren’t Calves Kept with their Mothers?

Why Aren’t Calves Kept with their Mothers?

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich discusses calf care on a dairy farm.
Why Do You Give Cows Antibiotics?

Why Do You Give Cows Antibiotics?

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich discusses antibiotic use and milk safety.
Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day Cards

Printable Valentine’s Day cards featuring dairy cows, foods and some MOOvelous sayings!
How To Brown Butter

How To Brown Butter

Learn how to brown butter from food blogger Beyond Frosting.
Dairy’s Contributions to Sustainable Nutrition

Dairy’s Contributions to Sustainable Nutrition

Overview of the global sustainable nutrition landscape and the U.S. dairy community’s role and vision.
Chef-Inspired School Recipes

Chef-Inspired School Recipes

Quick from-scratch school recipes developed by National Dairy Council, Land O’ Lakes and General Mills.
How Do Cows (and Calves) Stay Warm in the Winter?

How Do Cows (and Calves) Stay Warm in the Winter?

Dairy farmers work hard to keep their cows healthy and comfortable, especially during winter.
Pearl Valley Cheese

Pearl Valley Cheese

Meet award-winning Ohio Swiss cheesemaker Pearl Valley Cheese.
Guggisberg Cheese

Guggisberg Cheese

Learn about Ohio cheesemaker and inventor of Baby Swiss, Guggisberg Cheese.
Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Ways to Reduce Food Waste

The average family wastes about 1/3 of the food they buy. Use these tips to lessen your food waste.
5 Hacks to Make Your Holidays Even “Grater”

5 Hacks to Make Your Holidays Even “Grater”

These five great hacks will help you handle cheese with ease!
Ways to Eat Healthy Affordably

Ways to Eat Healthy Affordably

Follow these tips to create healthy meals on a budget.
Cow Care with Dr. Fred Gingrich

Cow Care with Dr. Fred Gingrich

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains what cows eat, how they are cared for and if farm size matters.
Breakfast Matters

Breakfast Matters

Eating breakfast helps kids feel better, focus better, play better and do better at school.
There’s A Lot That You Don’t Know About Dairy

There’s A Lot That You Don’t Know About Dairy

Dairy is all around us every day — do you know how it’s made or what makes it so good for you?
Seven Ways to Use Yogurt

Seven Ways to Use Yogurt

Ideas on how to use regular or Greek yogurt.
Size Up Your Serving

Size Up Your Serving

Includes daily servings and portion sizes by age for the MyPlate food groups.
5 Easy Weeknight Meals

5 Easy Weeknight Meals

Mix up your week with these 5 easy recipes to get out of your supper slump!
2018 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

2018 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

Christmas in July! The butter display celebrates a classic Ohio-made MOOvie.
How Robotic Milking Works

How Robotic Milking Works

Ohio dairy farmer Jason Nuhfer explains how robotic milkers work and why he uses them.
Undeniably Dairy Color-by-Numbers

Undeniably Dairy Color-by-Numbers

This color-by-number activity page honors farmers, artisans and food lovers devoted to dairy!
Refuel with Smart Snacks

Refuel with Smart Snacks

Kids need to consume a variety of nutrient-rich foods from all five food groups each day.
Meet the Rufeners, Ohio Dairy Farmers

Meet the Rufeners, Ohio Dairy Farmers

Three generations of the Rufener family work together as a team to care for their cows.
What Happens When a Calf is Born?

What Happens When a Calf is Born?

What do they look like? How big are they? Where do they live?
Meet the Herrons, Ohio Dairy Farmers

Meet the Herrons, Ohio Dairy Farmers

Dairy farming is a family tradition for the Herrons and caring for their cows is a top priority.
Meet Ohio Dairy Farmer Gretl Schlatter

Meet Ohio Dairy Farmer Gretl Schlatter

Gretl Schlatter always wanted to be a dairy farmer, and she didn’t let anything get in her way.
The Scoop on Cow Poop

The Scoop on Cow Poop

Discover how dairy farmers manage manure responsibly to protect the environment.
Farm to Fridge for Kids

Farm to Fridge for Kids

Kid-friendly graphic depicts milk’s journey from farm to table.
Milk with Meals, Water Whenever

Milk with Meals, Water Whenever

Offering milk at breakfast, lunch and dinner helps kids get their recommended intake of dairy foods.
What is a TMR?

What is a TMR?

Total Mixed Ration. Cows spend about 5 hours a day eating, and they consume about 100 pounds of feed!
A Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow

A Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow

Take a walk with us through a day in the life of a dairy cow.
How to Make Whipped Cream

How to Make Whipped Cream

Learn how to make whipped cream in under 1 minute from food blogger In Katrina’s Kitchen!
Coffee Cheat Sheet

Coffee Cheat Sheet

Discover the differences between these popular coffee drinks.
Power of Protein: Quality Matters

Power of Protein: Quality Matters

Protein is naturally found in a variety of animal and plant foods, but not all is equal.
Easy Tricks to Take Your Recipes to the Next Level

Easy Tricks to Take Your Recipes to the Next Level

Tips for seasoned cooks, beginners and everyone in-between!
Just Add Milk!

Just Add Milk!

Looking for ways to make your diet more nutritious? Just add milk!
Perfect Pairings: Seasonal Snacking Guide

Perfect Pairings: Seasonal Snacking Guide

These printable cards will inspire the perfect seasonal snack!
4 Reasons Breakfast Matters

4 Reasons Breakfast Matters

A healthy breakfast includes at least three MyPlate food groups. How many combinations can you make?
A Pediatrician’s Perspective on Milk

A Pediatrician’s Perspective on Milk

Dr. Elizabeth Zmuda shares her perspective on milk — white and flavored — as part of a healthy diet.
Choose Milk – Chocolate and Strawberry, too!

Choose Milk – Chocolate and Strawberry, too!

All milk — white, chocolate or strawberry — has the same 13 essential nutrients.
Strong Bones For Your Kids

Strong Bones For Your Kids

Includes a calcium check-up, requirements by age and tips to help kids get the calcium they need.
Discover MyPlate Coloring Book: Dairy

Discover MyPlate Coloring Book: Dairy

Coloring book from USDA features dairy and includes K-level sight words to help with literacy.
Meet the Mileys: Generations of Dairy

Meet the Mileys: Generations of Dairy

Three generations of Mileys explain what it’s like to work together and carry on their family tradition.
Meet the Ayers: Maintaining a Family Legacy

Meet the Ayers: Maintaining a Family Legacy

The Ayers family describe their long history of dairy farming in Ohio and their exciting future.
Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairings

Combine these seasonal foods for a tasty and healthy snack.
2017 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

2017 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display

A salute to chocolate milk, the official beverage of OHSAA.
Milk Quality CheckList

Milk Quality CheckList

Use this checklist to help ensure milk quality, safety and fresheness is at its best.
How Long Can Cheese Sit Out?

How Long Can Cheese Sit Out?

Find out how long can cheese be left out at room temperature and still be safe to eat.
Think Outside the Blender with Dairy Protein

Think Outside the Blender with Dairy Protein

Tips and examples of which dairy proteins to use and when.
DASH Up Your Diet

DASH Up Your Diet

Control high blood pressure with 2-3 servings of dairy and 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies each day.
Smile and Say CHEESE

Smile and Say CHEESE

Good news for cheese lovers everywhere — eating cheese may help protect teeth against cavities.
Do Cow Farts Contribute to Global Warming?

Do Cow Farts Contribute to Global Warming?

It’s not what you may think – dairy only accounts for 2% of total GHG emissions in the U.S.
Love Your Leftovers

Love Your Leftovers

Discover ways to use those last few tablespoons or cups of dairy in your fridge.
Which Type of Cheese is Right for You?

Which Type of Cheese is Right for You?

Are you lactose intolerant? Watching the amount of fat in your diet? We can help.
Know Your Dairy: All About Milk

Know Your Dairy: All About Milk

Is almond milk is a dairy product? Is organic milk healthier? Get answers from real dairy farmers.
Meet Joe Shockey, West Virginia Dairy Farmer

Meet Joe Shockey, West Virginia Dairy Farmer

Joe Shockey describes why he is proud to be a West Virginia dairy farmer.
Know Your Dairy: What Cows Eat

Know Your Dairy: What Cows Eat

How many hours a day do cows eat? How much and what do they eat? Get answers from real dairy farmers.
Know Your Dairy: Milking Cows

Know Your Dairy: Milking Cows

How long does it take to milk a cow? Does it hurt? Get answers from real dairy farmers.
Farmers Flush So Cows Don’t Have To

Farmers Flush So Cows Don’t Have To

Flush systems in dairy barns recycle water and sand – it keeps cows clean, and it’s good for the land!
National F.A.R.M. Program

National F.A.R.M. Program

Official website of the National Farmers Assuring Responsible Production program.
Food Models

Food Models

Print on 8.5×11 paper for life-size serving sizes and nutrition facts for 200 commonly eaten foods.
Food Models Guide

Food Models Guide

Features activities and lesson plans to use with National Dairy Council’s food models.
Looking Ahead to the New Year

Looking Ahead to the New Year

Mark the start of a new year with new routines!
U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report

U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report

Learn about dairy’s responsible production, nourishing communities and continuous improvement.
Undeniably Dairy Coloring Book

Undeniably Dairy Coloring Book

Features real-life scenes from a dairy farm, fun facts and recipes that kids are sure to love!
Dairy Puzzles

Dairy Puzzles

Activities include coloring, connect-the-dots, a maze and a word scramble.
From Farm to Fridge Dairy Coloring Page

From Farm to Fridge Dairy Coloring Page

This fun coloring page is great for kids and features cows and delicious dairy foods!
Best Foods to Donate

Best Foods to Donate

Use this guide to help you choose nutrient-rich foods to donate to those in need.
U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment

U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment

The U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment demonstrates dairy’s positive impact from farm to table.
What is Lactose Intolerance?

What is Lactose Intolerance?

Common questions about lactose intolerance answered.
Hoof Trimming: Another Aspect of Cow Care

Hoof Trimming: Another Aspect of Cow Care

Learn about hoof trimming and how regular hoof care is essential to cow health.
Dehorning: A Humane Practice Focused on Cow Safety

Dehorning: A Humane Practice Focused on Cow Safety

Dr. Mark Hardesty explains why and how cows are dehorned.
How Cows Beat the Heat

How Cows Beat the Heat

Some like it hot, but cows do not!
Greeking Out for Greek Yogurt

Greeking Out for Greek Yogurt

Have YOU fully embraced this superfood’s protein-packed versatility?