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!
Where to Buy Ohio Cheese
Ohio is home to many cheesemakers who offer delicious products – find one near you!
Enjoy Dairy Foods With Confidence
There are a variety of lactose-free and lower-lactose choices that deliver on taste and nutrition.
Defining Dairy: Milk
From organic to ultra-filtered and everything in between, discover what makes these cow milks unique!
Defining Dairy: Yogurt
From traditional to Greek and everything in between, discover what makes these yogurts unique!
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 (Spanish)
Dairy foods help healthy brains, bones and bodies grow.
Dairy Every Day Nourishes Brains, Bones and Bodies
Evidenced-based background on how dairy foods help nourish brains, bones and bodies.
13 Ways Milk Can Help Your Body
One serving of milk contains 13 essential nutrients your body needs.
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
Tips for helping your child to transition from whole to lower-fat milk.
Sounds Bites Podcast: Digestive Health
Experts discuss improving digestive health through dairy foods, fiber and mindfulness – CEUs available.
Perfect Pairings for Kids & You Poster (Spanish)
Discover simple food combinations to power your day.
Smoothie School Kit
Large-batch recipes that meet USDA meal requirements and complementary countertop signs.
Lactose Friendly Tips to Enjoy Dairy Foods
12 tips for those with lactose intolerance to enjoy their favorite dairy products.
Downloadable Milk Processing Facility Tour
Compatible with Windows, the virtual tour shows how milk is processed and bottled for consumption.
Downloadable Virtual Free Stall Barn Tour
Compatible with Windows, the virtual free stall barn shows how dairy farmers care for their cows.
Crediting Fluid Milk in Child Nutrition Programs
Tips for serving milk at breakfast, lunch, snack or supper meal services.
Flavored Milk in Schools
Authoritative nutrition guidance recognizes the positive role of flavored milk.
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 nutrients found in foods that humans can’t or won’t eat to make nutritious milk.
PediaCast: Iodine and Child Brain Development
Experts discuss iodine deficiency as a cause of intellectual disability in children.
The Learning Plan for Educators
Free classroom-ready lesson plans aligned with national standards in science and health education.
What is Fuel Up to Play 60?
FUTP60 is a free school wellness program to build stronger and healthier communities.
Youth Voice: Empowering Positive Change
Empowered youth are a driving force in many education and public health initiatives.
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
Leading health organizations recognize the benefits of milk and dairy foods in early years after birth.
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
This webinar provides information on the role of dairy foods in supporting a healthy pregnancy.
35 Fun Facts About Dairy
Wow your friends with 35 interesting facts about milk’s journey from farm to fridge!
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
Dairy products provide important nutrients that support bone health.
Browns Breakfast Pledge Poster
Printable 24×36 poster featuring Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio.
Browns Fuel Up Fortune Teller Game
Features Browns guard Joel Bitonio and highlights healthy breakfast foods.
Joel Bitonio Cut-Out
Printable cut-out of Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio, featuring breakfast ideas.
National Dairy Council Lifespan Collection
Information for how dairy foods help people thrive across the lifespan.
Taming the Flame — Dairy And Inflammation
The science behind dairy foods’ neutral to beneficial relationship with inflammation.
Meet the Deetz Family
The Deetz siblings have chosen to carry on the family tradition of dairy farming.
Dairy Holidays Toolkit
Celebrate national dairy holidays with the pre-written social media posts and pictures in this toolkit.
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 has the right mix of fluids, carbs and protein to power potential.
All About Milk & Dairy Farming
Information about dairy farming, milk’s health benefits and journey from farm to fridge.
Yogurt Consumption & Lactose Digestion
Yogurt consumption plays a beneficial role on improved lactose digestion and tolerance.
Science Summary: Dairy Matrix
Emerging research on food structure and the bioactive components of food, including dairy.
Taste & Vote School Kit
Host a Taste & Vote event at your school featuring our new kid-approved recipes!
Science Summary: Milk as a Recommended Beverage
Milk is recommended as a critical component of healthy diets.
The Imboden family responsibly manages manure to protect the land and water around their farm.
Meet the Imbodens
The Imboden family works with experienced employees to keep their cows healthy and comfortable.
School Nutrition is a Crucial Component
School nutrition supports the whole child approach to education.
School Meals are Healthy
Children who participate in school meals come closer to meeting dietary recommendations.
Importance of Iodine in Prenatal Brain Development
Dairy foods are important sources of iodine for pregnant women.
Urban Stead Cheese
Learn more about this artisan cheesemaker located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio.
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
Create a unique cheese display with locally made artisan cheeses.
How to Build an Ohio Swiss Cheese Board
Use award-winning Ohio Swiss cheese to create a beautiful cheese board.
Feeding Toddlers 12-23 Months
Information and tips for feeding toddlers based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Feeding Baby 6-12 Months
Information and tips for feeding babies based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Science Summary: Dairy & Sarcopenia & Osteoporosis
Eating dairy foods may reduce the risk of age-related conditions.
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
Tips on nutrition, protein, recovery, hydration, snacking and breakfast for the student athlete.
Science Summary: Dairy & Blood Pressure
Dairy food consumption is associated with lower blood pressure.
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
Research indicates that dairy consumption is associated with lowering risk for type 2 diabetes.
Science Summary: Dairy & Bone Health
Dairy foods are integral dietary components for building and maintaining healthy bones.
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
Information about fermented and probiotic foods and the benefits of fermented dairy foods.
Dairy Foods Can Help Close Nutrient Gaps
It can be difficult to meet nutrient needs without consuming recommended amounts of dairy foods.
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
Dairy food consumption is associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease.
U.S. Dairy’s Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
U.S. dairy provides significant nutrient supply with little environmental impact.
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 play an important role in healthy eating patterns from infancy through adulthood.
Healthier School Communities Toolkit
Key findings and recommendations from GENYOUth’s issue-framing report, Healthier School Communities.
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
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
Daily consumption of low-fat dairy foods across the lifespan plays a beneficial role in bone health.
Protecting the Environment
Learn how U.S. dairy is working to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 and more.
Technology for the Next Generation
The Daugherty family updated their farm with new technology for future generations.
Effects of Dairy Intake on Inflammation
Dairy consumption as part of a balanced diet has potential beneficial effects on inflammation.
Modern Technology: Focusing on Cow Comfort
Dairy farmers use technology to provide excellent care for their cows.
Safely Serving Dairy Outside the Cafeteria
Use milk crate cold bags to keep dairy foods cold when serving outside the cafeteria.
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.
Dairy + Plants: The New Power Couple
Dairy foods and plants make the ultimate nutritional power couple.
Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study
Dairy consumption associated with lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, hypertension and diabetes.
Comparing Cost of Essential Nutrients
Milk and dairy identitifed as inexpensive sources of three of the four nutrients of public health
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
Step by step instructions to create your own mini Butter Cow at home!
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?
This webinar explores protein quality and quantity, and plant and animal sources of protein.
Top 10 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
Emerging research is exploring the role of the whole food package when it comes to health and wellness.
Dairy Communications Toolkit
Useful resources for School Food Service Directors to share with students and parents.
What Do Cows Eat?
Dairy farmers and nutritionists work together to provide cows with a well-balanced diet.
Easy Greek Yogurt Dips
Try these easy Greek yogurt dips the next time you’re craving a healthy snack!
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
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
Environmental goals include g GHG neutrality and cleaner water with maximized recycling by 2050.
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
Ohio and West Virginia dairy farmers continue to work hard to keep our families nourished.
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
Try these activities to help enhance virtual learning while spending time with your family.
FUTP60 Student Zone App
The official Fuel Up to Play 60 app! Never miss out on news, activities, challenges and special content!
Calf Care with Dr. Fred Gingrich
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains how dairy farmers care for their calves.
Checkoff Update & Annual Report: June 2019
2019 annual report and dairy farmer newsletter of the ADA Mideast.
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
Suggestions for the first two years. Remember every baby is unique. This guide helps get you started!
Savory Yogurt Parfait Taste Test Kit
Host a taste test featuring savory Fiesta Parfait and Buffalo Chicken Parfait, both made with yogurt.
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
Connect your students to West Virginia’s dairy farmers, who produce milk and other dairy foods!
Ohio Farm to School Kit
Connect your students to Ohio’s dairy farmers, who produce milk and other dairy foods!
How Do Veterinarians Help Dairy Farmers?
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains what vets do on dairy farms.
Dairy Foods from Farm to Fridge
Discover how dairy foods get from the cow to your glass, bowl or plate.
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
People often confuse lactose intolerance with a dairy allergy, yet there’s a crucial difference.
Milk: From Farm to Fridge
Discover how milk gets from the farm to your fridge and all the amazing steps in between.
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
It’s time to experiment with different cheeses, ingredients, spreads and breads.
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?
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains why not all dairy cows are on pasture.
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
Whey protein is a versatile ingredient that can be added to food to help boost high-quality protein.
6 Genius Ways Farmers Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Reducing waste, reusing resources and recycling trash into treasure.
No Fuss Wine & Cheese Pairings
Use this handy guide to pair easy-to-find cheeses with the perfect wine.
How to Throw the Ultimate Cheese Lovers Tailgate
Make your at-home tailgate a success with these tasty tips!
Browns Fuel Up Fortune Teller Game
Features the Cleveland Browns and highlights healthy breakfast 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.
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
Find out how cow’s milk stacks up against other “milks” like soy, almond and oat beverages.
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
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
It’s out of this world! The butter display celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Why Dairy Farmers Love What They Do
Dairy farmers love caring for cows, working with family and providing for their communities.
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
Explores the history and science behind the process of making Greek yogurt.
Make & Taste Lesson: Ricotta
Explores the history and science behind the process of making ricotta cheese.
Make & Taste Lesson: Butter
Explores the history and science behind the process of turning heavy whipping cream into butter.
Make & Taste Lesson: Mozzarella
Explores the history and science behind the process of making mozzarella cheese.
Science of Cheese Presentation
Combines math, science, agriculture and engineering into one cooking demonstration.
School Menu Board Graphics
Jazz up your school menus and encourage healthy choices with these Team Nutrition graphics.
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?
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich discusses calf care on a dairy farm.
Why Do You Give Cows Antibiotics?
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich discusses antibiotic use and milk safety.
Valentine’s Day Cards
Printable Valentine’s Day cards featuring dairy cows, foods and some MOOvelous sayings!
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
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?
Dairy farmers work hard to keep their cows healthy and comfortable, especially during winter.
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”
These five great hacks will help you handle cheese with ease!
Cow Care with Dr. Fred Gingrich
Veterinarian Dr. Fred Gingrich explains what cows eat, how they are cared for and if farm size matters.
Eating breakfast helps kids feel better, focus better, play better and do better at school.
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?
2018 Ohio State Fair Butter Cow Display
Christmas in July! The butter display celebrates a classic Ohio-made MOOvie.
How Robotic Milking Works
Ohio dairy farmer Jason Nuhfer explains how robotic milkers work and why he uses them.
Undeniably Dairy Color-by-Numbers
This color-by-number activity page honors farmers, artisans and food lovers devoted to dairy!
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
Three generations of the Rufener family work together as a team to care for their cows.
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
Gretl Schlatter always wanted to be a dairy farmer, and she didn’t let anything get in her way.
The Scoop on Cow Poop
Discover how dairy farmers manage manure responsibly to protect the environment.
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
General information for parents about Fuel Up to Play 60.
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?
Total Mixed Ration. Cows spend about 5 hours a day eating, and they consume about 100 pounds of feed!
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
Answers to common questions about lactose intolerance and tips to manage.
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
Tips for seasoned cooks, beginners and everyone in-between!
Perfect Pairings: Seasonal Snacking Guide
These printable cards will inspire the perfect seasonal snack!
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
Dr. Elizabeth Zmuda shares her perspective on milk — white and flavored — as part of a healthy diet.
Choose Milk – Chocolate and Strawberry, too!
All milk — white, chocolate or strawberry — has the same 13 essential nutrients.
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
Highlights how healthy foods from MyPlate food groups are included as part of school lunch.
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
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
The Ayers family describe their long history of dairy farming in Ohio and their exciting future.
Milk Quality CheckList
Use this checklist to help ensure milk quality, safety and fresheness is at its best.
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
Tips and examples of which dairy proteins to use and when.
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
Good news for cheese lovers everywhere — eating cheese may help protect teeth against cavities.
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
Learn how West Virgnia dairy farmer Greg Gibson works hard to care for his cows and land.
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
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
Joe Shockey describes why he is proud to be a West Virginia dairy farmer.
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
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
Flush systems in dairy barns recycle water and sand – it keeps cows clean, and it’s good for the land!
Print on 8.5×11 paper for life-size serving sizes and nutrition facts for 200 commonly eaten foods.
Food Models Guide
Features activities and lesson plans to use with National Dairy Council’s food models.
U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report
Learn about dairy’s responsible production, nourishing communities and continuous improvement.
Undeniably Dairy Coloring Book
Features real-life scenes from a dairy farm, fun facts and recipes that kids are sure to love!
101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition Concepts
Tips to help phys ed teachers integrate nutrition concepts into their teaching routines.
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
Use this guide to help you choose nutrient-rich foods to donate to those in need.
Raw Milk FAQs
Raw, or unpastuerized, milk can contain harmful bacteria and is not recommended to drink.
Chocolate Milk Consequences
Summary of a pilot study evaluating the consequences of banning chocolate milk in school cafeterias.
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
Dr. Mark Hardesty explains why and how cows are dehorned.