Dairy products have been a staple in traditional diets for centuries, yet today, conflicting information may leave many shoppers wondering which dairy products, if any, they should be eating. ONE Dairy Toolkit to the rescue! We help separate fact from fiction and show how to incorporate dairy into a healthy diet. For those who are vegan or medically unable to eat dairy, we’ve included a resource on dairy alternatives.

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Dish of yogurt with strawberry on top

Dairy foods can help reduce the risk of diseases, from type 2 diabetes to heart disease. These five recent studies show the positive effects of including dairy in a healthy diet. Links to the studies are included.

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Glass milk bottles in wire carrier

Are all milk products the same nutritionally? Is organic milk really better than conventional milk? With this resource, you can answer those questions and other misperceptions about fluid milk.

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Five cows eating in field

If shoppers ever wonder where their milk comes from, you can be ready for their questions with this handout. We explore how milk is made in America, and show its journey from farm to grocery store.

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Chessboard with cheese and fruit

Myths abound about dairy products and a healthy diet. This resource can help you explain and debunk some of them, including “dairy makes me fat,” or “I can’t eat cheese if I’m lactose intolerant.” A summary of health studies along with corresponding reference links are included.

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Hands of cheesemaker stirring cheese in copper bowl

The process of making cheese is both infinitely complex and delightfully simple, as this handy guide shows. Shoppers can learn about the 11 steps that cheesemakers follow to create their products, and get a new-found appreciation for artisan cheese.

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Yogurt in plastic cup and glass dish

Cultured (or fermented) dairy has been made for centuries. We continue to enjoy the taste and health benefits of cultured dairy, but shoppers may be confused by the wide variety of products available. We help take the guesswork out of choosing yogurt, kefir and cheese, and explain fermentation, and why it’s important for gut health

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Yogurt and cheese illustration

With these 16 tips, getting the recommended three daily servings of dairy is easy. Enjoy yogurt and cheese any time of the day – from breakfast to dessert and even snack time!

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Plate of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil

From our ever-popular, “12 Great Ways to Use…” series of resources, we share ideas for using Greek yogurt, along with Parmigiano-Reggiano, feta, and buffalo milk mozzarella cheese

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Gouda Cheese and Three eggs

We know that eating a variety of whole foods is healthy and pleasurable. By pairing certain foods together, their healthful properties can be given an even bigger boost. We explain the nutritional synergy of dairy when it’s combined with eggs, seeds, fruit or veggies, and give tips on how to enjoy them together. 

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Dairy Foods Illustration

Designed to coordinate with other resources in this kit, this mini-quiz lets shoppers test their knowledge about dairy foods.

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Glass of almond surrounded by almonds

For those who have milk allergies or choose to follow a vegan diet, eating dairy products may not be an option. With this resource, they can learn more about non-dairy milk, yogurt and cheese alternatives, and can see how they stack up against 2% cow’s milk in terms of calories, fat, fiber and protein.

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Twitter logo white bird on blue background

These tweet ideas coordinate well with the resources in this “Dairy Foods” Toolkit.