Our Official Nutrition Partner, Dairy MAX, and the 900 dairy farm families they represent want you to perform your best, and that starts with eating right. A healthy diet includes all 5 food groups, and getting performance-enhancing nutrients—especially calcium, vitamin D, and potassium—is made easier by eating three daily servings of dairy foods like low-fat/fat-free milk, yogurt, and cheese.
Chocolate milk is nature’s protein drink: it’s high in carbs, electrolytes, and it has at least 8 grams of protein in every 8 ounces.LEARN MORE
Proteins like whey and casein—both of which are naturally found in milk, yogurt, or cheese — keep you feeling full longer. They also provide energy and help your muscles recover, even while you’re sleeping.
Dairy is also a natural source of immune-boosting nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin D and protein. Yogurt is linked to health benefits like improved digestion, reduced inflammation, and healthy immune systems.
Not all dairy is created equal when it comes to their levels of lactose. Cheddar, Colby jack, Monterey Jack, mozzarella and Swiss cheese are naturally low in lactose. Also, yogurt has live and active cultures, which help your body digest lactose. If you want milk specifically, look for the lactose-free milk. It’s real milk, just without the lactose!
If you want milk specifically, look for the lactose-free milk. It’s real milk, just without the lactose! Looking for more facts on lactose free foods? This site can help.
94% of all dairy farms are family-owned and operated, and they care deeply about their land and the planet. Dairy farms contribute only 2% to total U.S. greenhouse gases, and they’re continually moving in a positive direction. A gallon of milk today is produced with 30% less water, 21% less land and a 19% smaller carbon footprint than that same gallon of milk 15 years ago.
They also care deeply about their cows. 98% of U.S. dairy farms are enrolled in the Farmer’s Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) program, which sets high standards for quality animal care. Learn more about dairy farm families near you at dairyupclose.com.