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Cheese

Learn about the latest in cheese research and ways to communicate the benefits of this delicious dairy product.

Resources

Cheese makes significant nutrient contributions to the American diet. Many cheeses are excellent sources of calcium and good sources of high-quality protein and phosphorus, three nutrients particularly important to help build and maintain healthy bones.

Of the total dairy intake, Americans consume an average of 0.7 servings (about an ounce) of cheese per day, providing about 5 percent of total daily calories.
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Research

In addition to traditional cheese products, the dairy industry has responded to the requests of health professionals by developing lower-fat products that retain their traditional body and flavor. In response to concerns about sodium, the industry is conducting research to develop lower-sodium cheeses that retain functional and safety characteristics of traditional products.

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