Thanks dairy farmers

Created: 6/12/15 (Fri) | Topic: Events

Get the facts on dairy! Here is a list of some things you may not know, from the Midwest Dairy Association:

Milk is America's number one food source for calcium, potassium and vitamin D.

The 2010 dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages 3 daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk products for adults and children 9 years and older. children ages 4 to 8 should have 2.5 servings and children ages 2 to 3 should get 2 servings daily.

The average American currently consumes about two dairy servings per day.

97 percent of U.S. dairy farms are family-owned.

The carbon footprint of a gallon of milk has gone down by nearly two-thirds in the last 60 years.

The average dairy cow produces between 6 to 8 gallons of milk a day, which equates to about 125 glasses.

Chocolate milks contains an optimal ratio of carboyhdrate-to-protein that helps refuel tired muscles. It is almost twice as effective as commercial sports drinks.

To read more, go to the Midwest Dairy Association website's Dairy Month page.

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