Yes, dollar for dollar, dairy foods are one of the most economical sources of nutrition in the grocery store. At about 25 cents a glass, milk is America's number one food source of calcium, potassium and vitamin D -- three nutrients that people fall short on the most. Families can bank on nine essential nutrients when they purchase dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt -- this is a nutrient package no other food group can offer.
Flavored milk tastes great and contains the same 9 essential nutrients as white milk. Registered dietitian and mom Stephanie Cundith explains how flavored milk stacks up nutritionally compared to other beverages.
Learn about the scientific properties of milk and how milk protein is uniquely packaged for easy absorption in the body from Dr. Lloyd Metzger, a professor at South Dakota State University.