Are you looking for accurate information about milk and milk products? Wondering if you can freeze milk or if you have to throw away that chunk of cheese that has a small bit of mold in it? Want to know if chocolate milk is a healthy beverage for your children? Looking for a nutritious and natural sports recovery beverage? You have come to the right place!
Our team of registered dietitians have assembled research-based information on popular dairy-related topics; types of milk, safe handling of milk, cheese and yogurt, chocolate milk and milk as a sports drink. You will find the information you need as well as links to additional websites, handouts and tip sheets.
Learn more about the many different types of milk, such as whole, low-fat, fat-free, organic and rBST-free.
Dairy products are perishable foods and must be stored in the refrigerator. Proper storage and handling of dairy foods will prolong shelf life and ensure food safety. Learn if you can freeze milk, eat cheese with mold on it or drink milk that is past the date on the carton.
Learn more about two popular foods, cheese and yogurt. How to keep them fresh and safe to eat.
Learn more about the impact of flavored milk on the health of children. Recent studies have shown that children who consume flavored milk are more likely to reach their daily recommended intake of calcium and less likely to consume low-nutrient beverages such as soda and sugary juice drinks.
Recent studies have found milk can repair and replenish muscle tissue after exercise that lasts over one hour by replacing nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water. Significant research has found that whey protein, found in milk and whey protein powder, provides additional benefits to physical performance. Whey protein contains amino acids necessary for building and maintaining strong muscles.