Milk for Health

Milk is a convenient source of nutrition, providing 15 essential nutrients in just one glass. Consuming milk continues to be recommended by many Ontario doctors and nutritionists as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Supporting Healthcare Professionals

Research supports dairy as a key component of an overall healthy diet. Learn about all the ways milk and dairy products can support your patients’ health.


Download useful resources, research studies, and fact sheets on the benefits of dairy

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Nutrients in Dairy

As a source of complete protein and essential nutrients, drinking milk is a simple way to support optimal health.

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Dairy and Disease Prevention

Naturally nutrient dense, milk helps to combat nutrition deficiencies and ward off heart disease, hypertension, and colorectal cancer.

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Dairy Milk and Plant Based Beverages

All forms of milk, including lactose-free milk, contain complete protein, vitamins, and minerals.

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In the News

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What happens when you cut dairy from your diet?

Alternative beverages are not required to have same nutrient value as dairy in Canada.

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People who eat more dairy fat have lower risk of heart disease

People with a higher consumption of dairy fat have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those with low intakes.

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