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The benefits of dairy foods

Healthy eating and regular physical activity play a vital role in your health and wellbeing.

Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt can make an important contribution to the diets of all age groups as well as tasting delicious.

Here you can explore the benefits of dairy foods eaten as part of a healthy diet during different life stages from pregnancy, through childhood, teen years and adulthood.

You can also download our publications, find out about our history and some of our events - and even pick up some meal ideas with our dairy-based recipes.

New video: 'Yogurt – Not So Plain' starring Olympian Beth Tweddle

The latest Dairy Council video aims to highlight the nutrients associated with yogurt that are sometimes overlooked. Starring the UK's most successful ever gymnast, Beth Tweddle, the 90 second promo features pre-jump flourishes from her performances at key championships and medal winning Olympic routine in 2012.

Our free Yogurt Factsheet provides a useful source of information about yogurt including how it is made, its nutritional value and how it can be enjoyed as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Cheese, nutrition and you

Cheese, salt and nutrition factsheetCheese is a tasty and versitile food that can fit into most eating plans. Here at The Dairy Council, we are often asked questions about cheese such as: what's in it, how's it made, what nutrients does it have and why does it have salt?

All great questions and ones which we've answered in this Cheese, salt and nutrition factsheet. We hope you enjoy it.

About this site

This website is for members of the public.

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The Information Standard is a certification scheme supported by NHS England for all organisations producing evidence-based health and social care information for the public. It helps the public and patients quickly identify reliable sources of quality, evidence-based information through the use of an easily recognised quality mark.

If you are an academic, health professional, work within the food industry or are a member of the press please visit our professionals website. There you will be able to find additional information on dairy and health, presentations from our scientific conferences, press releases, and you can order copies of our publications.

If you have come to us because you work with teenagers and are interested in nutrition and sport, please visit our dedicated Milk It for All It's Worth site.

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