Dairy facts and general information about dairy products.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Where do Dairy Products Come From:
All dairy products come from milk.
Dairy products include milk, cheese, and yogurt.
Why we Need Dairy Products:
Dairy products provide calcium and this is especially important in
women and children.
Why do kids need calcium?
Help prevent osteoporosis later in life
Keeps mouths healthy
How much Dairy Products Do We Need:
Kids Daily Calcium needs:
Birth to 6 months 210 mg
6-12 months 270 mg
1-3 years old 500 mg (about 1 1/2 glasses a day)
4-8 years old 800 mg (about 2 1/2 glasses a day)
9-18 years old 1,300 mg (about 4 1/2 glasses of milk)
I don't know about your house but I have one child who doesn't like
milk or cheese. After reading this information and realizing how
much he is lacking I'm going to have to come up with new ways to
What is One Serving of Dairy:
Here are some of the Natural Institutes of Health ideas for one
Fruit or plain yogurt
1 Cup Orange juice with added calcium
1 Cup Ricotta cheese
1/2 Cup Low fat or fat free cheese 2 ounces
milk 1 cup
Soybeans 1 Cup
Cheddar cheese 1/2 Cup
Tofu with added calcium 1/2 Cup
Cheese pizza 1 slice
Raw broccoli, 1 stalk
Cooked broccoli, 1 cup
Bok choy, 1 Cup
Spinach, cooked 1/2 Cup
Frozen yogurt vanilla 1/2 Cup
Macaroni and cheese 1 Cup
Almonds 1 ounce
1 tortilla corn or flour
Some Things You Can Find Dairy Products in:
Milk based pudding
Hard or soft cheeses
Yogurt plain or flavored
Milk, soy milk, flavored milk
Dairy Cooking Ideas
How to Make Homemade Butter
You will need:
Whipping cream at room temperature
Pour a Tablespoon of whipping cream that has been warmed to room
temperature in a small jar such as a baby food jar.
Place the lid on and shake continuously. Take turns with other
family members or friends.
Keep shaking until the cream forms into a ball. Pour off the excess
milk and add a little salt to your homemade butter if desired.
The fat in the cream when you shake the jar comes together forming a
ball of butter.
How Do You Make Yogurt?
Yogurt is made by using milk and a store bought plain yogurt
(because you need live cultures). Then cooking and incubating the
mixture for several hours. Learn
how to make homemade yogurt.
How Do You Make Cheese:
Cheese is made from milk. You start the process by heating milk and
then adding other ingredients. Then letting it stand 12-18 hours.
Learn how to make homemade