Nutrition

Priority areas: Flavored milk

The dairy industry has collaborated on innovations to help ensure healthful foods are available for children, including milk and flavored milk in schools. While flavored milk represents approximately 8 percent of the total fluid milk volume sold in the United States per year, protecting its availability in schools runs much deeper than sales: It is about helping children achieve more healthful meals through nutrients found in milk, such as calcium, vitamin D and potassium, which are below recommended intakes in most students’ diets.

Milk and flavored milk contribute to children’s health and wellness

Milk contains a unique combination of nutrients — including calcium, vitamin D and potassium — that are important for growth and development. It’s important to educate school stakeholders and decision-makers so they understand dairy’s nutritional value and become champions for dairy.