Nutrition Factsheets Show Importance of Dairy in the Diet

Two factsheets were developed and made available on the DairyNutrition.ca website. More than 8,000 copies were distributed to dietitians (2,732 copies of both factsheets), high school teachers (4, 414 copies of the Calcium factsheet) and nutrition affiliates in the provinces (1,150 copies of the Calcium factsheet) as part of DFC’s 2021 Nutrition Month Campaign in March.

The factsheet Calcium: A Nutrient of Concern in Canada highlights data from the most recent national dietary survey on the status of calcium intakes amongst Canadians and the contribution of milk products to calcium needs. It demonstrates the widespread calcium inadequacy intake in all age groups, which is mainly related to a decline in milk and milk product consumption over an 11-year period.

Download a copy of the factsheet here: Calcium: A nutrient of concern in Canada

The EAT-Lancet’s Planetary Health Diet: How Does it Compare to Canadian Nutrient Recommendations?  factsheet outlines the nutritional assessment of the dietary patterns defined by the Eat-Lancet Commission compared to current Canadian recommended nutrient intakes. Four dietary patterns described by the EAT-Lancet’s Planetary Health Diet do not meet the daily recommended intakes of several essential nutrients for many life-stage and gender groups. These problematic nutrients are calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin A and vitamin B12.

Download a copy of the factsheet here: The EAT-Lancet’s Planetary Health Diet: How does it Compare to Canadian Nutrient Recommendations?

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