Frequently asked questions
The recommended dairy intake varies depending on your age and gender, however, the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend children and adults consume around three serves of dairy or alternatives each day, including milk, yoghurt and cheese, or calcium enriched alternatives such as soy, rice or oat milk. The recommended serves per day of milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives ranges, from 1½-2 serves a day for children up to 8 years old to 2½-3½ serves a day for older children and adolescents; 2½ serves a day for younger adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and from 3½-4 serves a day for older adults, particularly women2.
A serve of dairy provides the goodness of calcium, protein and energy, dairy’s nutrients are particularly important for older adults, yet research suggests this group currently consumes just one in four recommended daily serves3.
1 National Health and Medical Research Council. Eat for health: Australian Dietary Guidelines. Canberra: Australian Government; 2013
2 ABS; 2016. Australian Health Survey: Consumption of Food Groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2011-12. Cat 4364.0.55.012. Available: www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4364.0.55.012main+features12011-12
Milk naturally contains 8 essential nutrients, to ensure everyone knows about all the good stuff in our milk, we have listed these on the back of pack on all of our Dairy Farmers milks. We have conducted thorough testing and it is our nutritional promise that all products contain the goodness of each of the 8 nutrients listed on pack in each serve. These include:
Protein – for muscle growth, development and repair
Calcium and phosphorus – for strong bones and teeth
Iodine– for healthy cognitive function
Vitamin B5 – for mental performance
Potassium – for muscle function and to help with hydration
Vitamin B2 and B12 –to reduce tiredness and fatigue
For more information, you can visit milklovesyouback.com.au
Dairy Australia and the Dietitians Association of Australia recommend both A1 and A2 protein as high quality natural sources of protein. Dairy Farmers wants Australians to know that all milk is healthy and full of nutrition. We are taking away the noise and confusion, and replacing it with transparent, verified information on the natural protein content of Dairy Farmers milk.