June is National Dairy month and local dairy advocates are touting the benefits of regular dairy products in your daily lives.
Monica Nyman with the St. Louis District Dairy Council says there's lot of benefits to maintaining a healthy amount of dairy in your daily diet. She calls dairy "irreplaceable" for essential nutrients in our diets.
There are dietary guidelines that are released each year and Nyman says the American public is not getting enough dairy each day.
Milk is most commonly associated with breakfast time but Nyman indicates there's a number of ways to incorporate more dairy into your diet after the morning hours, and it will provide you with energy as well.
Calcium, Vitamin D, and protein are among the many nutrients available in dairy and Nyman says you'd have to eat a lot of other foods that offer that much to get what your body needs daily.