A survey revealed that 55% of homes with a family member with lactose intolerance may not consume the Dietary Guidelines recommended servings of dairy each day.
- More than half of those surveyed do not realize that lactose free dairy products have all of the same nutritional and health benefits as traditional dairy products. These benefits include high protein content, which can help with healthy muscles and satiety.
- Nearly 50% of the surveyed households, within the Mom Central Network, avoid the dairy foods they crave due to fear of the discomfort it might cause them.
- Ice cream was identified as the dairy food craved most among respondents, but often avoided because of lactose intolerance.