Learning About The Dairy Food Group
The dairy group is made up of all the milk product, liquid and foods made predominantly from milk. Most milk products are fortified with calcium and vitamin D making this food group important for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth.
Milk and milk products are found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. Always check the expiration date as milk has a short shelf life.
Milk and milk products usually come with different amounts of fat. You will commonly see the same dairy product available in
low fat (1%)
It is important to choose low fat (1%) or fat-free milk products because dairy foods are higher in saturated fats and cholesterol that can increase the risk for heart disease.
Written by Maggie LaBarbera
Written on Nov 12, 2012
Last updated on Apr 29, 2013