Address: Dairy Council Utah/Nevada View Map
Phone: (775) 674-4015
Email: dairycouncil@charter.net
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About Us

Milk and dairy products are the foundation of a healthful and nutrient rich diet. Packed with 9 essential nutrients, dairy products are unmatched for good-for-you punch, truly the "Power Behind the Play." The Northern Nevada Dairymen are dedicated to bringing fresh, safe, wholesome dairy products to Nevada families everyday. The dairymen dedicate themselves to maintaining a healthy herd in an environment, that sustains not only their livelihood but their land and their communities. Nevada dairy farmers have a long history supporting their families, communities and this state.

Information for Moms

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association.(Full Story)
Heart disease is a serious problem for Americans. February is the month set aside to remind everyone to take care of their hearts, and to be checked for early signs of heart disease.(Full Story)
Dairy farming is alive and well in Nevada.(Full Story)
June is National Dairy Month, so what better way to kick off the summer than with tasty, nutritious, and refreshing dairy dishes? (Full Story)
As we head full speed into 2013 with the best intentions for healthier eating habits, weight loss and a commitment to exercise more take a critical look at your history.(Full Story)
When it comes to beverages there are so many choices. Whether for a child, teen or adult, some choices are just plain better than others. (Full Story)
When it comes to beverages there are so many choices. Whether for a child, teen or adult, some choices are just plain better than others. (Full Story)
Between childhood obesity issues, dental issues and allergy issues flavored milk has gotten a decidedly bad reputation. Far from the truth, flavored milk can play an important role in the diets of children and adults. (Full Story)
Because being a vital part of the communities they live and work in is an important part of the dairy farmer’s mission you will find them supporting some of the best events our area has to offer. (Full Story)
June Dairy Month, an annual tradition developed to celebrate the dairy industry and its many contributions to our society, originated in 1937.(Full Story)
Did you know if you consume 100 fewer calories per day you could lose 10 pounds in a year?(Full Story)
The holidays bring on all the favorite foods and treats. As we all know, there is a tendency to over indulge.(Full Story)
In the dairy case, shelf space is being made for nut, seed, and bean-based beverages, and while some of these products have undeniably healthy proprieties; they are not a direct replacement for milk.

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The Dairy Council of Nevada proudly announces their partnership with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) making chocolate milk the “Official Beverage” of the NIAA.

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No kid wants to be stuck with the weird lunch items but no parents wants to send their kid off with a junk food packed lunch.(Full Story)
Newly revised
Dietary Guidelines
for Americans(Full Story)
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures.

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Have trouble getting your kids to eat more fruit and consume more calcium?

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With summer upon us we tend to be even busier and on the go more than usual. Healthy snacking becomes even more important as the usual meals give way to busy schedules.

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Chocolate milk is in the news once again and not in a good way! Once again it is being demonized as the cause of childhood obesity, poor eating habits and overall the symptom of all things wrong with school nutrition. Let’s set the record straight.

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Northern Nevada Dairymen FAQ

Q: Are milk and dairy products safe?
A:
Milk and dairy products are among the most tested food products in the United States. From farm to the consumer's table, dairy products are repeatedly tested for safety.

Q: Are there hormones in milk produced in northern Nevada?
A:
All milk and dairy products contain a trace amount of hormones. Hormones are produced by the cow when producing milk. Some farmers add rBST to their dairy cows to increase milk production, but this does not impact the amount of hormones found in dairy products.

Q: How can I buy local milk?
A:
Milk produced in northern Nevada is transported to several processing plants. Model Dairy and Swiss Dairy are labels that use milk from local dairies.

Q: Are there pesticides or antibiotics in the milk from northern Nevada?
A:
Milk is carefully tested to be sure there is not pesticides or antibiotic residue. Pesticide use is highly regulated and if there is residue outside the federal limits, the milk is discarded. A cow who needs to be treated with antibiotics is removed from the milking herd until her milk tests negative for antibiotics at which time she is returned to the herd. If antibiotics are found in milk it is discarded.

Q: Why are dairy products considered important in a nutrient rich diet?
A:
Milk and milk products are great sources for 9 essential nutrients including calcium, potassium, magnesium, protein and Vitamin D. They are nutrient packed, easy to include in a variety of foods and affordable. They are one of the building blocks for a nutritious diet for all ages.