Flavored Milk

Flavored Milk – Great Taste, and Nutrition, Too!Flavored milk, got chocolate milk

Kids are in a calcium crisis – they need more milk more often, and flavored milk can help close the gap. Flavored milk is nutrient-rich and provides the same nutrients and benefits as unflavored milk. Learn why flavored milk matters!

Children Miss Out on Vital Nutrients When the School Cafeteria Stops Serving Flavored Milk

A study, which included nearly 700 measurement days over 3 months at 58 elementary and secondary schools, found that when low-fat flavored milk was not available in school cafeterias, many children chose not to drink milk, On days when only white milk was offered, milk consumption dropped an average of 35 percent. Some schools experienced a decline of more than 50 percent. The study also revealed that milk consumption stayed down in schools that were in their second year of eliminating or restricting flavored milks.

The following resources provide additional information about the study and the benefits of flavored milk:

Impact on Student Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intakes from Eliminating Flavored Milk in Schools, conducted by Prime Marketing Group and funded by the Milk Processor Education Program, 2010.

Got Chocolate Milk? Refuel After Sports with Chocolate Milk

Replacing nutrients and fluid lost during exercise is important. Many people think that sports drinks are the best choice for re-energizing after physical activity. After all, it’s why they’re called sports drinks. What many people don’t know is that refueling after exercise with lowfat chocolate milk can actually be more beneficial.

Chocolate milk rehydrates the body after exercise. It helps replace fluid and important nutrients lost in sweat. Chocolate milk also provides the proper amounts of carbohydrates and protein to help the body refuel muscles.

Enjoy a glass of lowfat chocolate milk after your next workout. With nine essentials nutrients, it’s a nutritious choice that does a body good! Learn more about refueling with chocolate milk.

Contributed by Elizabeth Dubovi, dietetic student, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa.

Flavored Milk Resources

Just the Facts: Flavored Milk
Reference sheet for school administrators, school nurses, educators and parentsFlavored milk, got chocolate milk

Flavored Milk in Perspective
Technical reference for school nutrition professionals and school nurses

Flavored Milk: Questions and Answers
Technical reference for school nutrition professionals and school nurses

A Perspective on Sugars and Health
Technical reference for school nutrition professionals and school nurses

Rethink Your Drink
Fact sheet for teachers, school nurses and school nutrition professionals

Why Flavored Milk Is a Nutritious Choice for Children
Technical reference for school nutrition professionals, school nurses, teachers and administrators

Top 3 Reasons Flavored Milk Is Important in Child Nutrition Programs
Fact sheet for school nutrition professionals, school nurses, teachers and administrators

Adding Chocolate to Milk Doesn’t Take Away Its Nine Essential Nutrients
Fact sheet for school nutrition professionals, school nurses, teachers and administrators