Chocolate milk can play a healthy role in your family’s diet. Chocolate milk has the same 13 essential nutrients as white milk, but if your child won’t drink enough white milk – they can’t get those nutrients!
Why Flavored Milk for Kids?
Milk is the number once source of 3 of the 4 nutrients most kids are lacking: vitamin D, calcium and potassium. These are key nutrients for children’s development and growth and flavored milk is a delicious and affordable way to get them.
Flavored Milk in Schools
A Cornell University study revealed that when flavored milk is taken away from school menus, student nutrition suffers. Not only did 7 percent of students stop eating school lunches, but 29% more white milk was wasted when students threw it out. Milk’s nutrition only helps students grow if they drink it.
Milk’s nutrition only helps students grow if they drink it.
Flavored Milk in Schools is Not What’s at the Store
Milk processors have worked for decades to make school flavored milk better for kids. Sugar content in school flavored milk is significantly lower than that found in grocery store chocolate milk and still tastes great! In fact, school flavored milk contributes only 4% of added sugar to children’s diets while carbonated soda and fruit drinks contribute 45% without the nutritional benefit.
Flavored Milk and Children’s Health
Children who drink flavored milk are no more likely than their peers who do not drink flavored milk to be overweight and do not consume more sugar or fat overall.
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