Guida's Dairy Diaries

The Benefits of Having Milk with Breakfast

Posted by Mark Zydanowicz on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

With busy work and school schedules, families are constantly finding themselves eating breakfast on the go (or skipping it altogether) because there simply isn’t enough time in the morning to sit down together and enjoy a meal. However, the benefits of eating breakfast are numerous. Currently the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) identifies the top four “nutrients of concern” of which America’s diets are lacking. Milk is the top source of three out of the four nutrients including calcium, vitamin D and potassium (the fourth nutrient of concern is fiber).

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Topics: Dairy Facts, Guida's Dairy, Benefits of drinking milk

The Importance of Calcium in an Everyday Diet

Posted by Mark Zydanowicz on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Calcium is an important nutrient in the development of a child's life. According to Federal guidelines, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for a child from 1 to 3 years of age should ingest 700 mg, 4 to 8 years of age should ingest 1000 mg and older children should ingest 1300 mg of calcium per day until they are 18 years of age. (After that the RDA falls back to 1000 mg for the next 30 years). Here is a look at why calcium consumption is so important in a daily diet, as well as why milk is an excellent source.

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Topics: Guida's Dairy, Calcium Benefits, Benefits of drinking milk