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SEPTEMBER 2018 – GENERAL TWEETS

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Did you know? More than 9 in 10 people buy at least one type of cheese, making it a menu staple in the vast majority of British homes.


Did you know that whole milk contains just 3.6% fat – a lot lower than most people think!


Did you know that here in the UK, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of milk have fallen by 24% since 1990?


Did you know that in Egyptian mythology, the Milky Way was considered a pool of cow’s milk?


Did you know that Brie and Camembert are produced in the UK? Many people are surprised to learn that!


Cheddar is the nation’s cheese of choice, with 72% of cheese lovers opting for this British classic!



Visit www.milk.co.uk to discover the nutritional benefits of milk and why we’ve been drinking it for thousands of years!


Did you know that dairy cows provide more than 80% of the world’s milk supply?


SEPTEMBER 2018 – NUTRITION TWEETS

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Milk


A 200ml glass of milk is a source of potassium, which contributes to muscle and nerve function. It also supports the maintenance of normal blood pressure.


Milk is often referred to as ‘nature’s sports drink’ because it contains protein, water, carbohydrate and electrolytes – nutrients which may be useful post-exercise.


Phosphorus helps maintain normal bones and teeth. It also helps to release energy from food. A 200ml glass of milk is a source of phosphorus.


Did you know that many teenagers fall short of their recommended calcium intake? A 250ml glass of milk can provide teenage boys with 31% of their daily calcium requirement.


A 189ml carton of school milk provides a 7-10 year old with 53% of their recommended iodine intake. Iodine is needed for growth in children and contributes to normal cognitive function.


Cheese


Cheese provides a number of important nutrients in a compact, tasty package, including calcium, protein, phosphorous and vitamin B12.


Cheese is high in protein. A 30g portion of cheddar contributes to about 15% of an adult’s recommended daily protein intake.


Did you know that hard cheeses are a source of vitamin A, but reduced fat varieties are not? Vitamin A helps you maintain normal vision, skin and your immune system.


Cheese is a source of phosphorous – a nutrient which supports normal release of energy from foods. A matchbox-sized portion of Cheddar provides 22% of the recommended daily phosphorous intake for adults.


Cheese is a source of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 helps to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around your body. An adult can get 29% of their daily recommended Vit B12 intake from a matchbox-sized portion of Cheddar.


Yogurt


A 150g pot of plain yogurt is high in phosphorus. Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.


Milk and yogurt are tasty sources of #iodine, which is particularly important for #women during #pregnancy.


A 150g pot of low-fat fruit yogurt provides 51% of an adult’s recommended daily intake of iodine, which contributes to normal thyroid function.


One 150g pot of low-fat fruit yogurt provides women with 29% of their recommended daily intake of vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 helps support the release of energy from food.


One 150g pot of low-fat fruit yogurt provides men with 25% of their recommended daily intake of vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 helps support the release of energy from food.