Milk is a delicious and nutritious beverage produced fresh in every U.S. state. Dairy foods like milk are foundational foods in healthy eating patterns, which include low-fat and fat-free dairy foods. Healthy eating patterns are associated with lower risk for cardiovascular diseaseand type 2 diabetes. Eating dairy is also linked to improved bone health, especially in children and adolescents.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend eating low-fat or fat-free dairy foods like milk every day to help meet nutrient needs.
You can download our full report, “Science Summary: Milk & Health,” for more information on dairy’s nourishing and nutritious benefits.