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Chocolate Milk

A Little Flavor and a Whole Lot of Nutrients

All milk, including flavored milk, contains a unique combination of nutrients important for growth and development in kids, and for optimal health and disease prevention in adults.

Milk is the #1 food source of three of the four nutrients of concern identified in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: calcium, vitamin D and potassium; so the Guidelines recommend that everyone 9 years and older have three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy foods every day (2-1/2 servings for children 2 to 8 years).1

Flavored milk has all of the major nutrients found in unflavored milk—calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, protein, riboflavin, niacin and vitamins A, B12 and D—and contributes only 3% of added sugars in the diets of children 2 - 18 years.2 In addition, children who drink flavored milk have better nutrient intakes and similar body weights as non-drinkers.3

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