Dairy Myth or Fact?
Myth or Fact?Almond Milk is a better source of calcium
Milk is the #1 food source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium, nutrients identified by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans as lacking in childrenʼs diets.
Myth or Fact?Chocolate milk has less nutrients than white milk
Chocolate milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk, including vitamin D, calcium and potassium – “nutrients of concern” that most kids fail to get enough of, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Myth or Fact?Chocolate Milk is a high calorie drink
Nearly all (95%) 8-ounce servings of chocolate milk served in schools have 150 calories or less.
Myth or Fact?Flavored milks overload kids with sugar
Research shows that flavored milk contributes just 3% of added sugars to kidsʼ diets versus sodas and fruit drinks, which account for close to half of the added sugar and deliver much less, if any nutritional value.
Myth or Fact?Milk contains 9 essential nutrients
Milk is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin and phosphorus, and a good source of protein, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and niacin.
Myth or Fact?Most kids donʼt get enough calcium
9 out of 10 teen girls and 7 out of 10 teen boys don’t get the calcium they need. More than half of kids and teens don’t get enough phosphorus.