Updated Dietary Recommendations from Institute of Medicine

More good news for dairy!


The Institute of Medicine released new dietary recommendations for calcium and vitamin D, taking special note of the important role of enough vitamin D and calcium in one’s diet. These recommendations, known as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI), are used by both health professionals and policy makers to guide consumers’ dietary patterns. While the daily calcium recommendations remain similar to previous DRI values, vitamin D recommendations increased significantly.


This comes as no surprise to dairy producers seeing as a cup of milk not only provides 300 milligrams of bone-building calcium and 100 IU vitamin D, it also supplies seven other essential nutrients including potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamins A and B12, riboflavin and niacin (niacin equivalents).


The following in an excerpt from National Dairy Council’s® website:

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released new dietary recommendations for calcium and vitamin D intakes, known as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), used broadly by health professionals and policy makers to guide consumers’ dietary patterns. Citing a strong body of new scientific evidence, the IOM based their recommendations on bone health outcomes, confirming the importance of vitamin D and calcium in promoting bone growth and maintenance through various stages of life. It is imperative for consumers to get adequate amounts of these essential nutrients every day preferably through foods.

For the complete release, visit National Dairy Council’s® website.


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