Milk and dairy products are great sources of high-quality protein, nutrients and vitamins and form part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Dairy products can be found in almost every household in the UK, with around 99% of British households buying dairy in some form at least once a fortnight.
Dairy products are a great source of a range of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are rich in protein – essential for building and maintaining muscle - and most also contain calcium and phosphorus, important for healthy bones and teeth.
Dairy products are rich in high-quality protein, nutrients and vitamins
A 30g portion of cheddar cheese contains:
of your recommended daily intake of iodine – needed for brain function
of your recommended daily intake of calcium – needed to maintain bones
of your recommended daily intake of phosphorus – needed to maintain bones
of your recommended daily intake of protein – the muscle-friendly nutrient
of your recommended daily intake of vitamin B12 – aids psychological function
The sustainability question…
The production of all food has an impact on the environment, so it’s important to consider more than just carbon footprint and water usage when judging if a food is sustainable or not.
Through the strong, collaborative relationships between our farmers, colleagues and partners, we know we can be regenerative – future-proofing our soil, farms, creameries and communities and making first-rate dairy products whilst we are at it.
Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re ignoring carbon – in fact, we’ve made a commitment to reaching net zero by 2040 at the latest, with a target to reduce our carbon footprint at farm level by 50% by 2030 and achieve net zero in milk transport and processing by 2035.
Doing the right thing is at our core, and we work together every day to leave the world a better place. We’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation, demonstrating how dairy can be a force for good.