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Shopping For The Dairy Food Group

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • Nov 12, 2012

What Is The Dairy 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.

Ways To Purchase Dairy  learning about the dairy group

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
  • regular
  • 2% fat
  • low fat (1%)
  • fat free
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.
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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on Nov 12, 2012Last updated on Oct 16, 2013




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