Role of Dairy Foods in the Dietary Guidelines

Dairy product consumption is associated with overall diet quality and adequate intake of nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, vitamin B12, protein, riboflavin, and vitamins A and D. This article provides evidence that milk and milk products play a critical role in planning eating patterns that conform to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for nutrient adequacy and may help reduce risk of some chronic diseases.

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