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St. Louis District Dairy Council offers a variety of programs, both in and out of the classroom, to help schools educate students on the importance of dairy foods as part of a healthy diet. These programs offer everything from grants to encourage healthy eating in schools to games and activities that teach lessons about dairy. And that's only the beginning.

Say Cheese!

Cheese is the number two source of calcium in our diet and provides a high-quality protein. If you want to make the perfect cheese board that everyone will enjoy, here are a few tips to get you started.

Straight Answers on Common Dairy Questions

We are proud to spread science-based knowledge to local communities and share the many health benefits that dairy foods offer.

Dairy’s Role in Filling the Nutrient Gap

Consuming 3 servings of dairy per day will help you hit the target for calcium. Children and teens, whose bones are still growing, have even higher calcium needs compared to adults.

Schools Refresh Menus and Meal Service

Wherever students choose dairy in schools, they are getting nutrients like protein and Vitamin D to fuel them throughout the day.

Ice Cream: The Perfect Summer Treat

The average American eats about 48 pints of ice cream per year.  No matter the type you choose, dairy desserts offer a dose of the nutrients found in milk, plus great taste.

Dare to Compare This June Dairy Month

In a world where clean eating is popular, milk is simple and natural, without the added sugars, flavorings, or stabilizers that are often found in many imitation dairy beverages. Dairy milk is naturally nutrient rich and has just three ingredients – milk, vitamin A, and vitamin D.

May is National Mediterranean Diet Mon

Dairy foods provide essential nutrients, including 8 grams of protein per serving. It’s important to pair protein with other foods at meals and snacks to keep you fuller for longer, and adding dairy will do just that.

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