Studies show that children 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. Click the image at the right for more information and details on the science supporting flavored milk’s important role in helping children get the nutrients they need.The Impact on Student Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intakes From Removing Flavored Milk in Schools
A new study presented at the 2010 School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference in July shows that eliminating chocolate and other flavored milks from school cafeteria menus resulted in a dramatic drop in milk consumption (35% on average) along with a substantial reduction in nutrients – which are not easy or affordable to replace.
The largest of its kind to date, the study included nearly 700 measurement days at 58 elementary and secondary schools across the country. It found that when lowfat flavored milk was not available in school cafeterias, many children chose not to drink milk and missed out on the essential nutrients that milk provides. Click here for more information.