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Milk & milk products are an excellent source of several essential nutrients that work together to help protect bones, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and protein.
- When you give three servings of milk every day as part of an overall healthy diet to your family, especially children and adolescents in their peak bone-building years, it can help reduce the risk of weak bones later in life (2005 DGA Dietary Guidelines).
- As one gets older, getting enough calcium is important to keep bones healthy and strong. Milk is one of the best sources of dietary calcium that a body can readily absorb to support bone health.