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June is Dairy Month

Jun 03, 2019

June is Dairy Month

By Whitney Blindert, MS, RDN, LN

Manager, Programs and Partnerships | South Dakota | Midwest Dairy


When it comes to food and nutrition, one thing most health professionals agree on is we could all benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables. What you might not know is most Americans also fall below their recommended daily servings of dairy foods. The Dietary Guidelines recommend three servings per day (think 8 ounces of milk or yogurt, 1 ounce of cheese), however, most people get only an average of 1.8 servings per day which could mean we are missing out on important nutrients dairy foods provide.

As a registered dietitian in South Dakota, I’m proud to work on behalf of dairy farmers, and I’m passionate about combining dairy foods with fruits and vegetables, which helps make healthy eating a bit easier. Easy is important for today’s busy lifestyle! Dairy pairs well with most foods, making this a natural fit and simple way to boost nutrition.

Here are my tips for using dairy to help you eat healthier during National Dairy Month and beyond! 


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