Dairy is an important component of a healthy, balanced diet for kids. Their growing, developing bodies require extra nutrients (especially calcium & protein) and focusing on 3 daily servings of dairy is an easy way to help your child meet his/her nutrient needs.
- Child Nutrition Health Education Kit: This kit from the National Dairy Council offers valuable information and resources designed to help parents, health care professionals, and teachers ensure that kids 9yrs and older meet the Dietary Guidelines. In this kit, find fact sheets, handouts, presentations and research on the most up-to-date child nutrition.
- Body by Milk
- I Love Cheese!
- Think About Your Drink
- Beat the Blues with Dairy Foods
- Celebrate with Dairy
- The American Academy of Pediatric's position on calcium and bone health
- Kids Need Calcium: Growing children need calcium to build strong bones and teeth! Milk and most dairy foods are excellent sources. How much do your children need? Click on this color chart to view food sources and servings for the 2–5 year old children. The back side of this handout is a nice Food Guide reference for all 5 food groups for young children.