Science Summary: Milk & Your Health

Milk is a delicious and nutritious beverage produced fresh in every U.S. state. Dairy foods like milk are foundational foods in healthy eating patterns, which include low-fat and fat-free dairy foods. Healthy eating patterns are associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Eating dairy is also linked to improved bone health, especially in children and adolescents.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend eating low-fat or fat-free dairy foods like milk every day to help meet nutrient needs.

You can download our full report, “Science Summary: Milk & Health,” for more information on dairy’s nourishing and nutritious benefits.