Dairy Facts: Facts About Milk, Milk Handling, Chocolate Milk, and Storage

Dairy Facts + Everything You Want to Know About Milk

Dairy Products yogurt milk calcium rich foodsOur team of registered dietitian nutritionists keep current of the large body of scientific literature related to milk and dairy foods to answer your most common questions. In our articles you will find the information you need as well as links to additional websites, handouts and tip sheets. If you have additional questions you'd like us to address, please contact us

Is chocolate milk ok for my child to drink? 
Can I freeze milk?
Is milk good past its sell-by date?
How much protein is in a glass of milk?
What if my cheese has a  bit of mold on it? 
Why does milk have so much sugar in it? 
How is yogurt made? 
Should I buy organic milk?
Is milk good for you? 
Is raw milk healthier?
Do probiotics have health benefits? Should I take probiotics?
Does milk contain probiotics? 

Types of Milk

Learn more about the many different types of milk, such as whole, low-fat, fat-free, organic and rBST-free.

Milk Handling

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.

Keeping Cheese + Yogurt Fresh

Learn more about two popular foods, cheese and yogurt. How to keep them fresh and safe to eat.

Chocolate Milk

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.

Milk as a Sports Drink

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 shows that whey protein, found in milk and whey protein powder, provides additional benefits to physical performance.