March is National Nutrition Month, and there is no better time to recognize and celebrate the many ways dairy's essential role in the healthy diets of all ages, from children to those of advanced age.

No other type of food or beverage provides the unique combination of nutrients that dairy contributes to the American diet, including high quality protein, calcium, vitamin D, and potassium, and health benefits including better bone health and lower risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Unfortunately, according to the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 90 percent of Americans do not meet dietary recommendations for dairy. So join us this National Nutrition Month in reminding your friends, families, and networks about the importance of dairy to healthy diets. All month long, IDFA will share the facts about dairy products' nutritional benefits through our social media platforms with the hashtag #DairyNourishes, and we invite you to amplify the good news about dairy's nutritional benefits.

Find out how dairy nourishes on IDFA's Dairy Nourishes webpage, as well as product-specific facts about milk, cheese and yogurt. Feel free to download any of IDFA's #DairyNourishes videos and images for your use on social media. And don't forget to use #DairyNourishes to join the conversation!