Midwest Dairy Association

Flavored Milk

With calcium and eight other essential nutrients, flavored milk offers the same great nutrient-rich package as white milk and can help improve overall diets. Kids are in a calcium crisis, with more than half of children ages 2-8 and three-quarters of children ages 9-19 not getting the recommended daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk or milk products. Flavored milk can help close the gap because children prefer it and will drink more milk when it's flavored.



More About Flavored Milk

Impact on Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intakes From Eliminating Flavored Milk in Elementary Schools

Removing flavored milk from schools had significant unintended consequences on children’s milk consumption, which could negatively impact nutrient intake and should be further evaluated.

Flavored Milk! An Important Nutrient-Rich Choice

With calcium and eight other essential nutrients, flavored milk offers the same great nutrient-rich package as plain milk and can help improve overall diets.

Raise Your Hand for Chocolate Milk – I Do

Over the past couple weeks there has been growing buzz about flavored milk in schools. I am encouraged to see such an interest in reducing childhood obesity, but I'm concerned about the approaches being suggested...

Health Professional Organizations Support Flavored Milk to Meet Critical Nutrient Needs

All milk contains a unique combination of nutrients important for growth and development - including three of the five “nutrients of concern” for which children have inadequate intakes. And, flavored milk accounts for less than 3.5% of added sugar intake in children ages 6-12 and less than 2% in teens.

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Chocolate Milk: Tasty Nutrition


Additional Resources

Flavored Milk: The Facts

Facts about flavored milk.

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Moms Weigh in on the Great Debate

Despite some of the high-profile debates over flavored milk, a recent study of 1,000 moms found that more than half (54%) would be opposed to a decision made by their children’s school or school districts to stop offering chocolate milk. The survey found that mothers recognize that the availability of chocolate milk increases milk intake for some children who do not drink white milk.

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