Improved health outcomes

Goal 6

Goal 6 Dairy contributes to improved health outcomes for Australian communities

6.1 Improve recognition that dairy (milk, cheese and yoghurt) is a key element of a healthy diet

a) Improve consumers’ perception of the health and nutrition benefits of dairy foods

2016 performance: Performance against this indicator is relatively unchanged from 2015. The Dairy Monitor 2016 survey asked consumers if they agreed that dairy foods are essential for good health and wellbeing.

Results were that 71% agreed (2% higher than 2015), 21% were neutral, 6% disagreed and 2% did not know. The survey also asked whether individuals were concerned consuming dairy foods will increase their weight. 32% agreed (the same results as previous years), 32% neutral, 33% disagree, and 3% did not know.

b) The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Dietary Guidelines continue to recommend milk, cheese and yoghurt as part of a healthy diet

2016 performance: Milk, cheese and yoghurt continue to maintain their recognition as a five food groups food in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

6.2 X% increase in the proportion of Australians meeting their recommended daily intake of the milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives food group as outlined in the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines (under review)