Dairy facts and general information about dairy products.
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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