Facts

Fact:
When it comes to protein, research continues to suggest milk has some of the highest quality protein available, according to a new August 2017 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.  Researchers confirmed milk proteins ranked as some of the highest quality proteins available, especially compared to plant-based proteins like soy and pea protein.
Fact:
A recent evidence review by Health Canada noted that Canadians across all age groups are not getting enough of eight key nutrients - calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, potassium, and fibre - six of which are provided by milk products.
Fact:
The review also noted that milk products offer several other health benefits including reduced risk of colorectal cancer, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.
Fact:
Whether a food contains mostly unsaturated fat or saturated fat does not determine its healthfulness. This is a very narrow approach to health that totally disregards the most current scientific evidence. Experts increasingly agree that it is important to consider foods as a whole - rather than by their saturated fat content - when judging the impact of foods on health.
Fact:
Focusing solely on sodium, saturated fat and sugar in setting healthy eating recommendations is unlikely to support a healthy balanced diet and is certainly not aligned on current scientific knowledge. Other components and nutrients in these foods may have beneficial and counteracting effects.

Health Canada's own advisory panel says most Canadians are not getting enough of the nutrients found in milk. Why then would government want to remove the dairy category from our Food Guide and put Canadians' health at risk?

That's a good question and one you need to ask your MP.

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