Created: 6/12/15 (Fri) | Topic: Events
Thanks dairy farmers
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.