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GENERAL TWEETS

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Dairy farmers play a key role in the prosperity and success of rural communities. Over 50,000 people are employed on UK dairy farms!


Did you know? Lactose is the naturally occurring sugar in milk, it’s not an added sugar and is exempt from public health guidelines that restrict sugar intake.


Milk is a nutrient-rich food and can play a key role within a healthy balanced diet providing a significant amount of vitamins and minerals.


Calcium is important for bone health throughout life. Including milk, cheese and yogurt in the diet is a great way to help meet our calcium needs.


Adding whole milk dairy products to recipes is a great way to improve the nutrient value of a meal. Milk contains nutrients such as calcium, protein and potassium.


The dairy industry is committed to providing tasty, world class products and playing a positive role in the economy.


95% of UK milk production is @RedTractorFood assured. Red Tractor ensures the way food is farmed and prepared is regularly checked by experts to make sure it’s of a good standard.



More than 70% of UK dairy farmers currently take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1990 emissions associated with UK milk production have fallen by 24%.


International nutritional guidelines commonly recommend regular consumption of dairy products as an important source of key nutrients.


Dairy foods deliver a nutrient-rich package that contains high quality protein, and the essential nutrients calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, and vitamins B2 and B12.


NUTRITION TWEETS

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Milk


Milk can play a role in a sustainable diet – it is nutrient value for money! The nutrients it contains include calcium, iodine, protein and vitamin B12.


Vitamin B2 helps maintain normal skin, vision and nerve function. It also helps us feel less tired and fatigued. A 200ml glass of milk is high in vitamin B2!


Milk provides protein, calcium and phosphorous – nutrients needed for normal bone development in children.


A glass of milk is a source of potassium, which contributes to muscle and nerve function. It is also important for maintaining normal blood pressure.


Small amounts of whole milk can be added to food for infants from 6 months and can be given as a main drink from the age of one.


Cheese


Did you know that a 30g portion of regular Cheddar is only 125 calories? That’s just 6% of the recommended daily calories for adults.


A 30g portion of cottage cheese has just 31 calories. That’s just 1.5% of the recommended daily calories for adults.


20g of hard cheese provides a 4-6 year old with 26% of their recommended daily protein intake and 33% of their recommended calcium intake.


Cheese is tasty, versatile and a source of protein. Protein supports the maintenance and growth of muscle mass


Hard cheese is a great source of calcium, just one matchbox-sized piece can provide a third of an adult’s daily requirement for calcium


Yogurt


Did you know that one 125g pot of low-fat fruit yogurt can provide a 4-6 year old with 39% of their recommended daily calcium intake?


#Yogurt is a nutrient-rich food that provides a significant amount of vitamins and minerals to the UK diet.


Did you know that one 125g pot of low-fat fruit yogurt can provide a 4-6 year old with 60% of their recommended daily iodine intake?


A 150g pot of low-fat fruit yogurt provides 30% of an adult’s recommended daily intake of calcium, which helps maintain normal bones and teeth.


A 150g pot of low-fat fruit yogurt provides 33% of an adult’s recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12, which contributes to red blood cell formation.