Raise Your Hand for Chocolate Milk
Some schools and activist groups are looking to remove lowfat chocolate milk from cafeterias, but this actually could do more nutritional harm than good. Chocolate milk is the most popular milk choice in schools and kids will drink less milk (and get fewer nutrients) if it's taken away. Learn more and show your support here.
Five Reasons Why Chocolate Milk Matters
- 1Milk provides nutrients essential for good health and kids will drink more when it's flavored.
- 2Flavored milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk and is a healthful alternative to soft drinks.
- 3Drinking lowfat or fat free white or flavored milk helps kids get the 3 daily servings of milk recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and provides three of the five "nutrients of concern" that children do not get enough of - calcium, potassium and magnesium as well as vitamin D.
- 4Children who drink flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs; do not consume more added sugar, fat or calories; and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers.
- 5Lowfat chocolate milk is the most popular milk choice in schools and kids drink less milk (and get fewer nutrients) if it's taken away.
See What the Experts Say
Read moreLearn what leading health and nutrition organizations say about the role of milk and flavored milk in children's diets.
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