Dairy Resource Center

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  • Hot Chocolate Toolkit

    Heating chocolate milk to serve as hot chocolate is a great way to increase milk consumption and attract new students to your school’s breakfast and lunch programs. This kit offers tools ad resources to get you started!

  • Kids Love Cold Milk Fact Sheet

    Kids Need More Calcium Among children ages 6-11, 71% of girls and 62% of boys don’t meet calcium requirements. And, milk is one of the richest sources of calcium. Each 8-ounce serving of milk has 300 mg of calcium, getting kids on their way to meeting their recommended three servings a day. Milk Is a Nutrient-Rich Powerhouse Milk contains nine essential nutrients. Calcium helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth while protein helps build and repair muscle tissue. Cold Milk Stays Fresh Longer Temperatures above 40 degrees reduce the shelf life of milk. The shelf life of milk is shortened by a full 50% for every 5-degree rise in temperature above 40 degrees. Strive for 35 degrees! Milk stays fresh longest at this temperature.

  • Bulk Milk Dispenser Schools Report

    Considering a bulk milk dispenser? Before deciding, check out this handout. It reviews some factors schools should consider along with the advantages and disadvantages of a bulk milk dispenser.

  • Bulk Milk Machines in K-12 Schools

    As more schools are focused on sustainability and zero waste, bulk milk dispensers are an innovative way to deliver cold milk and decrease waste. Check out some of the benefits and considerations to see if a bulk milk dispenser is right for your school.