Flavored Milk

Children Benefit From Drinking Chocolate and Flavored Milk

Flavored Milk 1What’s your favorite – chocolate, strawberry or vanilla? Whether you like plain milk or milk with a burst of flavor, a new study shows that children who drink flavored or plain milk consume more nutrients and have a lower or comparable body mass index (BMI – a measure of body fatness) than children who don’t drink milk.

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage children to enjoy three age-appropriate servings of lowfat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt each day. Currently, less than half of children ages 2 to 8 and only about one-quarter of children ages 9 to 19 meet the recommended dairy food intake. Flavored milks can provide part of the solution for meeting these recommendations by enhancing the taste.

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Fit flavored milk into family meals or try it as a snack. You can also cook with flavored milk; try some of our “chocolicious” recipes like Chocoberry Milk Chiller or Chocolate French Toast.