Dietary Guidelines for Americans state that, on average, children need more vitamin D, calcium and potassium. Regular or
flavored, milk is the best food source of all three. That’s why we’re so committed to bringing milk into schools.
Milk gives kids the nine essential nutrients
they need to stay smart, energetic and
ready for the world. Everything from
calcium for bone strength to protein to
build muscle. But that’s just the start.
Delicious and pure, drinking milk helps build
an active lifestyle – even if it’s flavored.
Have a higher nutrient intake than those who don’t
Have better quality diets
Have lower overall bodyweight
To get the same level of calcium as milk, your kids would need to eat 10 cups of spinach. To get their vitamin D, they’d need a large piece of salmon.
It’s spinach and salmon or a cold glass of flavored milk. We know what we’d prefer.
Bringing milk into schools puts kids on the path to a balanced diet and shows them that healthier options can be just as delicious.
Get the facts about school milk from the experts – the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Make sure your kids get nutrient-rich milk as part of their school breakfast or lunch.
Whether you’re educating your family, educating the public, or just educating yourself about school milk, we’d love your support as we strive to keep future generations healthy.