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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.


Did you know? The Department of Health recommends that children under two have whole milk, cheese and yogurt in their diet.


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.


Did you know that adding whole milk dairy products to recipes is a great way to improve the nutrient value of a meal?


Did you know? More than 70% of dairy farmers currently take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?


Did you know that 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.



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


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!


Did you know that whole milk provides protein, calcium and phosphorous – 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.


Did you know? 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.


Did you know that cottage cheese is low in calories? A 30g portion 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 a tasty 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 versatile food, providing calcium, protein, iodine + B vitamins and many other nutrients. Including yogurt in a well-balanced diet is a great way to help meet our nutritional needs.


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.