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!

Stay Healthy with Key Nutrients

Stay Healthy with Key Nutrients

Support your health through good nutrition.
Give the Gift of Ohio Cheeses

Give the Gift of Ohio Cheeses

Use this guide to find gifts for the cheese lovers in your life.
Where to Buy Ohio Cheese for the Holidays

Where to Buy Ohio Cheese for the Holidays

Make the most intimate gatherings extraordinary with Ohio-made cheese.
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.
Virtual Dairy Farm Tour Curriculum

Virtual Dairy Farm Tour Curriculum

Cross-curriculum lessons for grades 5-8 that apply to multiple competencies.
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.
Joel Bitonio’s Get Up & Go One Cup Fuel Up Shake

Joel Bitonio’s Get Up & Go One Cup Fuel Up Shake

Browns guard Joel Bitonio makes this shake to fuel his 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
Fuel Up to Play 60 Homeroom

Fuel Up to Play 60 Homeroom

This digital learning tool features fun videos and activities for students.
Dairy + Plants: Superfood Power Couple

Dairy + Plants: Superfood 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 shares how he built his dairy farm from scratch.
4 Ways to Enjoy Cottage Cheese

4 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.
Ohio State Fair Favorites Digital Recipe Guide

Ohio State Fair Favorites Digital Recipe Guide

Bring a taste of the Ohio State Fair straight to your kitchen.
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.
Top Ten Grab & Go School Recipes

Top Ten Grab & Go School Recipes

Check out our top ten school recipes that are kid tested and approved!
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.
Dairy Holidays Toolkit

Dairy Holidays Toolkit

Celebrate national dairy holidays with the pre-written social media posts and pictures in this toolkit.
Dairy Communications Toolkit

Dairy Communications Toolkit

Useful resources for School Food Service Directors to share with students and parents.
National Dairy Month Sweepstakes

National Dairy Month Sweepstakes

Enter to win a $200 grocery gift card from Ohio and West Virginia’s dairy farm families!
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.
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!
9 Easy Mess with Your Milk Experiments

9 Easy Mess with Your Milk Experiments

These simple experiments can be done using everyday supplies you likely already have 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 carbon 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.
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.
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.
Chocolate Milk Deconstructed

Chocolate Milk Deconstructed

Find out what makes chocolate milk nature’s recovery drink.
FUTP60 Student Zone App

FUTP60 Student Zone App

The official Fuel Up to Play 60 app! Never miss out on news, activities, Challenges and special content!
Your Quick DASH Guide

Your Quick DASH Guide

Named “Best Overall Diet” by U.S. News & World Report, DASH is a flexible, balanced eating plan.
Milk: Trusted by Athletes

Milk: Trusted by Athletes

Throughout her lifetime, U.S. Olympian Emily Infeld has trusted real milk to fuel her journey.
U.S. Olympian Emily Infeld Runs on Milk

U.S. Olympian Emily Infeld Runs on Milk

U.S. Olympian and Cleveland native Emily Infeld runs on milk to fuel her training routine.
Milk has the Nutrition Athletes Need

Milk has the Nutrition Athletes Need

With 9 essential nutrients and 8 grams of protein, milk fuels U.S. Olympian Emily Infeld’s training.
Build Healthy, Nutritious Eating Patterns

Build Healthy, Nutritious Eating Patterns

Three daily servings of milk, cheese or yogurt can contribute to healthy eating patterns.
Calf Care with Dr. Fred Gingrich

Calf Care with Dr. Fred Gingrich

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains how dairy farmers care for their calves.
Dairy DYK: Your Top Questions Answered

Dairy DYK: Your Top Questions Answered

This webinar answers health professionals’ most common questions about dairy foods and farming.
Get Cultured on Fermented Dairy Foods

Get Cultured on Fermented Dairy Foods

This webinar helps health professionals understand emerging science on fermented dairy foods.
Fat or Fiction: The Science of Whole Fat Dairy Foods

Fat or Fiction: The Science of Whole Fat Dairy Foods

This webinar helps health professionals understand the emerging science on whole milk dairy foods.
Smart Snacking for a Healthy Lifestyle

Smart Snacking for a Healthy Lifestyle

Delicious and nutritious snack ideas to help you refuel and meet daily food group requirements.
The Value of School Meals

The Value of School Meals

School meals play a major role in schools as well as in families and communities.
Dairy’s Role in Health & Sustainable Food Systems

Dairy’s Role in Health & Sustainable Food Systems

This webinar helps health professionals field questions on food, nutrition and well-being.
ABC Cards and Activities

ABC Cards and Activities

Printable alphabet cards with a guide for meal relay, spell-off and name-that-food group activities.
Dairy and Plant-Based Diets

Dairy and Plant-Based Diets

Dairy foods are important in healthy eating styles, especially for flexitarian and vegetarian diets.
Science-based Benefits of Chocolate Milk

Science-based Benefits of Chocolate Milk

20+ studies support the benefits of recovering with protein-packed low fat chocolate milk.
Built with Chocolate Milk

Built with Chocolate Milk

Official website of Built with Chocolate Milk.
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 Fuel Up to Play 60.
Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60

Official website and dashboard of Fuel Up to Play 60.
Hot Chocolate School Kit

Hot Chocolate School Kit

Hot chocolate can be part of reimbursable meals, per USDA guidelines.
Savory Yogurt Parfait Taste Test Kit

Savory Yogurt Parfait Taste Test Kit

Host a taste test featuring savory Fiesta Parfait and Buffalo Chicken Parfait, both made with yogurt.
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.
Smoothie School Kit

Smoothie School Kit

Serve smoothies to students and get credit for fruits, vegetables and yogurt, 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.
Defining Dairy

Defining Dairy

From organic to ultra-filtered and everything in between, discover what makes these cow milks unique!
How Do Veterinarians Help Dairy Farmers?

How Do Veterinarians Help Dairy Farmers?

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains what vets do on dairy farms.
White Milk’s 9 Essential Nutrients

White Milk’s 9 Essential Nutrients

Milk’s 9 essential nutrients make it one of the most nutrient-rich beverages you can enjoy.
Chocolate Milk’s 9 Essential Nutrients

Chocolate Milk’s 9 Essential Nutrients

Discover chocolate milk’s unique package of 9 essential nutrients.
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 Dairy Facts

Ohio Dairy Facts

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

West Virginia Dairy Facts

Statistics about West Virginia’s dairy community.
Sloane Stephens is Built with Chocolate Milk

Sloane Stephens is Built with Chocolate Milk

Discover how this professional tennis player stays at the top of her game.
Ohio School Breakfast Challenge

Ohio School Breakfast Challenge

Official website of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.
Sustainable Diets Must Be Able to Nourish People & Protect Planet

Sustainable Diets Must Be Able to Nourish People & Protect Planet

Dairy helps nourish people sustainably, which is a global priority.
Milk, Cheese, Yogurt – Made Right Here in Ohio

Milk, Cheese, Yogurt – Made Right Here in Ohio

See where delicious dairy foods are made in Ohio.
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.
Milk, Cheese, Yogurt – Made for West Virginia

Milk, Cheese, Yogurt – Made for West Virginia

See where delicious dairy foods are made for West Virginia.
Al Horford is Built with Chocolate Milk

Al Horford is Built with Chocolate Milk

See how this NBA basketball player bounces back after being on the court.
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.
Reach For It with Ron Stokes

Reach For It with Ron Stokes

Ohio State basketball analyst Ron Stokes explains how to get an edge on your competition.
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.
Reach For It with Jim Lachey

Reach For It with Jim Lachey

Ohio State football analyst Jim Lachey shares the importance of nutrient-rich chocolate milk.
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.
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.
Milk from Farm to Fridge: Your Questions Answered

Milk from Farm to Fridge: Your Questions Answered

Answers to your most commonly asked questions about how milk travels from farm to fridge.
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.
Fueling Essentials for the Lactose Intolerant Athlete

Fueling Essentials for the Lactose Intolerant Athlete

Tips on how to keep dairy, a source of high-quality protein for athletes, in the diet.
Magic of Milk for Athletes

Magic of Milk for Athletes

Five facts why milk is a must for athletes.
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!
Bengals Fuel Up Fortune Teller Game

Bengals Fuel Up Fortune Teller Game

Features Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah and highlights healthy breakfast foods.
Browns Fuel Up Fortune Teller Game

Browns Fuel Up Fortune Teller Game

Features the Cleveland Browns and highlights healthy breakfast foods.
CJ Uzomah Cut-Out

CJ Uzomah Cut-Out

Printable cut-out of Cincinnati Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah, featuring breakfast ideas.
Chocolate Milk: Official Beverage Of OHSAA

Chocolate Milk: Official Beverage Of OHSAA

Chocolate milk has 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of protein to help build greatness.
Milk It Activity Page

Milk It Activity Page

Kid-friendly worksheet highlighting milk’s vitamins and minerals.
MOOga Yoga Poses

MOOga Yoga Poses

Yoga poses to get students energized and moo-ving — and more focused on learning.
FUTP60 Playbook: Goals & Descriptions

FUTP60 Playbook: Goals & Descriptions

2019-20 Fuel Up to Play 60 activities to help students to eat healthy and get active.
Farm to School Play: Know Your Foods

Farm to School Play: Know Your Foods

A Fuel Up to Play 60 activity to help students learn where their food, including milk, comes from.
7 Breeds of Dairy Cows

7 Breeds of Dairy Cows

Discover fun facts about the seven most common breeds of dairy cows!
Eat Good Food & Get Out and Play, says CJ Uzomah

Eat Good Food & Get Out and Play, says CJ Uzomah

Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah chooses to fuel up with good foods, like milk, cheese and yogurt.
Bengals Teammates Fuel Up with Breakfast

Bengals Teammates Fuel Up with Breakfast

Find out what some Cincinnati Bengals players typically eat for breakfast to help fuel their day.
Bengals CJ Uzomah Stresses Eating Breakfast

Bengals CJ Uzomah Stresses Eating Breakfast

Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah fuels up every day by eating a healthy breakfast.
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.
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.
Decoding the Dairy Case

Decoding the Dairy Case

Find out how cow’s milk stacks up against other “milks” like soy, almond and coconut 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.
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!
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 community.
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.
Science of Cheese Presentation

Science of Cheese Presentation

Combines math, science, agriculture and engineering into one cooking demonstration.
Dairy Foods: Key for Supporting Health

Dairy Foods: Key for Supporting Health

There is growing evidence that eating dairy foods is not linked to higher risk for key chronic diseases.
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.
National FUTP60 Student Ambassador Summit in Cleveland

National FUTP60 Student Ambassador Summit in Cleveland

The 2019 National Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit was in Cleveland.
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.
How Nutrition & Sustainable Food Systems are Inextricably Linked

How Nutrition & Sustainable Food Systems are Inextricably Linked

The dairy community’s role in advancing sustainable food systems.
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.
Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Learn what you can do to reduce food waste and save money.
3 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste

3 Simple 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!
5 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

5 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

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?
Milk vs Dairy Alternatives Flash Cards

Milk vs Dairy Alternatives Flash Cards

These cards provide a summary of nutrition and ingredient profiles of the leading alternative beverages.
Honor the Harvest: How Dairy Contributes to the Nutrient Cycle

Honor the Harvest: How Dairy Contributes to the Nutrient Cycle

Find out how the dairy community nourishes people, animals and the land.
Dairy: Part of the Solution to the Triple Burden of Global Malnutrition

Dairy: Part of the Solution to the Triple Burden of Global Malnutrition

Eating nutrient-rich dairy can help alleviate some of the issues of global malnutrition.
Science Summary: Dairy in Healthy Eating Patterns

Science Summary: Dairy in Healthy Eating Patterns

Dairy foods are foundational foods included in multiple eating patterns.
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: Milk & Your Health

Science Summary: Milk & Your Health

Cow’s milk helps Americans get the essential nutrients they need.
Science Summary: Yogurt & Your Health

Science Summary: Yogurt & Your Health

Yogurt is a nutrient-rich food that has been nourishing people for centuries.
The Triple Burden of Global Malnutrition

The Triple Burden of Global Malnutrition

Malnutrition is the greatest contributor to disease globally and affects every country.
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.
Meet Sam Dilsaver: Managing Cow Manure

Meet Sam Dilsaver: Managing Cow Manure

See how Ohio dairy farmer Sam Dilsaver responsibly manages cow manure and protects water quality.
Dairy: A Driver of the Sustainable Development Goals

Dairy: A Driver of the Sustainable Development Goals

Dairy is championing goals to make positive change.
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!
CAFO Fact Sheet

CAFO Fact Sheet

Learn what a CAFO is and how these large farms follow strict regulations to protect the environment.
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.
Support Your Child’s Health at School

Support Your Child’s Health at School

Ideas on how parents can get involved with Fuel Up to Play 60.
Reinforce Wellness Messages at Home

Reinforce Wellness Messages at Home

Tips from Fuel Up to Play 60 on how to create a healthy environment at home.
FUTP60 Means Student Health & Student Success

FUTP60 Means Student Health & Student Success

General information for parents about Fuel Up to Play 60.
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.
Whole Milk Dairy Foods: Exploring the Evolving Science

Whole Milk Dairy Foods: Exploring the Evolving Science

While guidance to choose foods low in saturated fat hasn’t changed in 30 years, the science is evolving.
Why Breakfast? A U.S. Olympic Athlete Explains

Why Breakfast? A U.S. Olympic Athlete Explains

U.S. Olympic runner Emily Infeld’s morning training is fueled by a healthy breakfast.
Why Milk? A U.S. Olympic Athlete Explains

Why Milk? A U.S. Olympic Athlete Explains

Milk is a staple in U.S. Olympic runner Emily Infeld’s diet and training routine.
Milk Builds Champions

Milk Builds Champions

U.S. Olympic runner Emily Infeld chats about milk with a high school runner from an Ohio dairy farm.
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!
Facts About Lactose Intolerance

Facts About Lactose Intolerance

Answers to common questions about lactose intolerance and tips to manage.
Coffee Cheat Sheet

Coffee Cheat Sheet

Discover the differences between these popular coffee drinks.
Hot Cocoa: 6 Ways

Hot Cocoa: 6 Ways

Try these unique twists on a classic drink.
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.
4 Easy Tricks to Take Your Recipes to the Next Level

4 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!
Discover Undeniably Dairy

Discover Undeniably Dairy

Virtual farm experiences and curriculum for 5th-8th grade by Discovery Education and NDC.
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.
NDC School Meal Recipes

NDC School Meal Recipes

Check out these recipes from National Dairy Council to make your school meals better than ever!
4 Reasons Breakfast Matters

4 Reasons Breakfast Matters

A healthy breakfast includes at least three MyPlate food groups. How many combinations can you make?
Strong Bones Are As Easy As 1-2-3

Strong Bones Are As Easy As 1-2-3

Tips, including an easy smoothie recipe, to help kids achieve stronger bones.
Healthy Bones Start with Dairy

Healthy Bones Start with Dairy

Includes three hands-on activities to encourage students to build strong bones for life.
School Breakfast: Understanding the Basics

School Breakfast: Understanding the Basics

The School Breakfast Program provides nutritious meals to students in participating schools.
5 Fun Facts About Flavored Milk

5 Fun Facts About Flavored Milk

Flavored milk is a great way for kids and teens to enjoy milk and get the nutrients they need.
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.
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 9 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.
MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

Highlights how healthy foods from MyPlate food groups are included as part of school lunch.
1% Flavored Milk is Back

1% Flavored Milk is Back

Low fat (1%) chocolate and other low fat flavored milks can have a place in school meal programs again.
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 Conrads: Growing Up with Dairy

Meet the Conrads: Growing Up with Dairy

Greg and Judy Conrad share what it was like raising four children on their family dairy farm in Ohio.
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.
The DASH Eating Plan

The DASH Eating Plan

The DASH eating plan includes a wide variety of whole, nutritious foods you can enjoy any day.
9 Ways Milk Can Help Your Body

9 Ways Milk Can Help Your Body

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

7 Ways Yogurt Can Help Your Body

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

6 Ways Cheese Can Help Your Body

One serving of cheese contains essential nutrients your body needs.
Milk Quality CheckList

Milk Quality CheckList

Use this checklist to help ensure milk quality, safety and fresheness is at its best.
Healthy Habits to Prevent Diabetes

Healthy Habits to Prevent Diabetes

Eating tips from the Joslin Diabetes Center and National Dairy Council to reduce diabetes risk.
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.
5 Reasons Why Flavored Milk Matters

5 Reasons Why Flavored Milk Matters

All milk contains a unique package of nine essential nutrients important for growth and development.
12 Lactose Intolerance Tips

12 Lactose Intolerance Tips

Helpful hints about your favorite dairy foods for the lactose intolerant.
NMA Consensus Report: Lactose Intolerance

NMA Consensus Report: Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance info with specific relevance to African American and Hispanic American communities.
Improve Children’s Diets with Nutrient-rich Milk

Improve Children’s Diets with Nutrient-rich Milk

Milk is the #1 food source for 3 of the 4 nutrients both children and adults are lacking.
Facts & Tips from the NMA Consensus Report

Facts & Tips from the NMA Consensus Report

Useful info about lactose intolerance summarized from the NMA Consensus Report.
MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast

MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast

Highlights how healthy foods from MyPlate food groups are included as part of school breakfast.
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.
Cheese Nutrition Facts Panel

Cheese Nutrition Facts Panel

An overview of the new nutrition facts panel for cheese.
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.
Make a Plan for Protein

Make a Plan for Protein

Discover the three steps to choose protein: quality, versatility and timing.
Milk Nutrition Facts Panel

Milk Nutrition Facts Panel

An overview of the new nutrition facts panel for milk.
Yogurt Nutrition Facts Panel

Yogurt Nutrition Facts Panel

An overview of the new nutrition facts panel for yogurt.
Love Your Leftovers

Love Your Leftovers

Discover ways to use those last few tablespoons or cups of dairy in your fridge.
5 Whey Protein Health Benefits

5 Whey Protein Health Benefits

Discover how whey protein benefits some people, especially athletes.
Flavored Milk in Schools

Flavored Milk in Schools

Authoritative nutrition guidance recognizes the positive role of flavored milk.
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.
Meet Greg Gibson: Caring for My Cows and Land

Meet Greg Gibson: Caring for My Cows and Land

Learn how West Virgnia dairy farmer Greg Gibson works hard to care for his cows and land.
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.
Know Your Dairy: Environmental Responsibility

Know Your Dairy: Environmental Responsibility

What do dairy farmers do with cow poop? Do dairy farmers recycle? 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.
Science Summary: Whole & Reduced-Fat Dairy Foods

Science Summary: Whole & Reduced-Fat Dairy Foods

New science supports reassessing the role of dairy foods in healthy eating patterns.
Farm to School from the Youth Perspective

Farm to School from the Youth Perspective

The Farm to School movement is growing, and empowered youth are playing key roles.
Wheys to Maintain Muscle Mass with Aging

Wheys to Maintain Muscle Mass with Aging

After turning 30, without quality nutrition and exercise, you risk losing muscle.
Serving Size Comparison Chart

Serving Size Comparison Chart

Simple serving size comparison using fingers and hands.
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.
Recommendations on Peak Bone Mass Throughout Life

Recommendations on Peak Bone Mass Throughout Life

Achieving optimal bone mass is key in reducing the risk of osteoporosis and future bone fractures.
What’s Your New Year Resolution?

What’s Your New Year Resolution?

Mark the start of a new year with new routines!
FUTP60 Merchandising Equipment

FUTP60 Merchandising Equipment

Ideas and contact information for a variety of serving tools.
Three Servings of Milk Delivers

Three Servings of Milk Delivers

Milk’s essential nutrients can be difficult to replace in a healthy eating pattern.
Science Summary: Lactose Intolerance

Science Summary: Lactose Intolerance

Avoiding or decreasing dairy consumption, which can decrease essential nutrient consumption.
Science Summary: Dairy & Nutrient Contributions

Science Summary: Dairy & Nutrient Contributions

Meeting daily recommendations of dairy helps Americans close key nutrient gaps.
Science Summary: Beverage Trends

Science Summary: Beverage Trends

Trends in children’s beverage consumption make the case for milk.
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!
Healthy Celebrations at School

Healthy Celebrations at School

Tips for classroom celebrations, an opportunity for students to make healthy choices!
101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition Concepts

101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition Concepts

Tips to help phys ed teachers integrate nutrition concepts into their teaching routines.
Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast helps students do better on tests, improve attendance and participate more in class.
Think Your Drink

Think Your Drink

8 ounce serving comparison of popular beverages found in and out of school.
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!
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 & Blood Pressure

Science Summary: Dairy & Blood Pressure

Dairy food consumption is associated with lower blood pressure.
Science Summary: Dairy & Cardiovascular Disease

Science Summary: Dairy & Cardiovascular Disease

Dairy food consumption is associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease.
Protein for Active Older Adults

Protein for Active Older Adults

Higher protein intake may help combat muscle loss, estimated to be 1-2% each year after age 50.
Science Summary: Dairy & Peak Bone Mass

Science Summary: Dairy & Peak Bone Mass

Dairy foods supply key nutrients that can support bone health in children and adolescents.
Think Your Drink Sugar Cube Activity

Think Your Drink Sugar Cube Activity

Demonstrate the amount of added sugar in common drinks.
Milk vs Milk Substitutes

Milk vs Milk Substitutes

When it comes to nutrition, not all “milks” are created equal. Read the label and compare!
Milk Mustache Recipe

Milk Mustache Recipe

Recipe for a great milk mustache!
Breakfast Bag Activity

Breakfast Bag Activity

Use this activity to demonstrate what kids eat — or don’t eat — for breakast.
Together We Can Honor the Harvest

Together We Can Honor the Harvest

Honoring the Harvest is about using food for its highest purpose.
Help Fight Hunger

Help Fight Hunger

Dairy is building on its commitment to nourish people by joining forces with Feeding America.
Best Foods to Donate

Best Foods to Donate

Use this guide to help you choose nutrient-rich foods to donate to those in need.
Choose Well Live Well

Choose Well Live Well

Tips to make the switch to low fat milk, a nutritious choice for your family.
Lactose Intolerance & Your Child

Lactose Intolerance & Your Child

Many children diagnosed with lactose intolerance can still consume dairy foods.
Low Fat Milk is a Healthy Choice

Low Fat Milk is a Healthy Choice

Doctors and dietitians encourage drinking low fat and fat free milk.
Raw Milk FAQs

Raw Milk FAQs

Raw, or unpastuerized, milk can contain harmful bacteria and is not recommended to drink.
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.
Study: Milk Alternatives Might Not Give Kids Enough Vitamin D

Study: Milk Alternatives Might Not Give Kids Enough Vitamin D

Young children who drank milk alternatives were more likely to have low levels of vitamin D.
What is Lactose Intolerance?

What is Lactose Intolerance?

Common questions about lactose intolerance, answered.
AAP Statement: Snacks, Sweetened Beverages, Added Sugars & Schools

AAP Statement: Snacks, Sweetened Beverages, Added Sugars & Schools

A perspective promoting nutrient-rich foods within calorie guidelines to improve those foods in school.
Flavored Milk FAQ and Answers

Flavored Milk FAQ and Answers

Get the answers to commonly asked questions about flavored milk.
Chocolate Milk Consequences

Chocolate Milk Consequences

Summary of a pilot study evaluating the consequences of banning chocolate milk in school cafeterias.
Inside a Dairy Parlor: Real and Uncut

Inside a Dairy Parlor: Real and Uncut

Ohio dairy farmer Bill Indoe describes firsthand what goes on inside his milking parlor.
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?