Nutrition

Choosing real Washington dairy is one of the most delicious and nutritious ways you can maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. It's full of vitamins and essential nutrients that fuel your body, boost your mood, and promote overall wellness. When you pour a glass of real Washington milk, you can be confident in knowing that you’re drinking to your health.

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Start Strong

More About the Program

Start Strong is back for 2020 with healthy menu items and milk dispenser support.

Ready to increase meal participation with the Dairy Council’s support?

Eat Smart Resources

Want to know more about Washington dairy and how it can fit into a healthy lifestyle for students? You’re in the right spot.

Here are some helpful guides and resources on nutrition, diet, and more.

Looking for printed resources?

We’ve updated the way we offer nutrition resources. All resources are currently available as free downloads. As our nutrition resources expand, you’ll find more interactive videos and online tools—all free for educators.

Do an 8-ounce curl.
Repeat. Enjoy.

An 8-ounce serving of fortified milk delivers nine essential nutrients and can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure (hypertension) and colon cancer. See the benefits of all nine below.

Calcium

Builds and maintains strong bones and teeth.

Daily Value

Daily Value

Dairy Values were developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help consumers determine the level of various nutrients in a standard serving of food in relation to their approximate requirement for it.

Dairy Values were developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help consumers determine the level of various nutrients in a standard serving of food in relation to their approximate requirement for it.