Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top 10 Reasons to Drink Chocolate Milk


          1. It tastes great. Milk provides nutrients essential for good health and kids will drink more when it’ flavored.                                            
          2. Nine essential nutrients. Flavored milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk - calcium, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamins A, D, and B12, riboflavin and niacin.
          3. Helps achieve 3 servings of dairy. Drinking chocolate milk helps kids and adults get the 3 daily servings of dairy recommended by the Dietary Guidelines of Americans.

  1. Supports a quality diet. Children who drink flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs; do not consume more added sugar, fat or calories; and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers.

  1. The ultimate sports drink. Studies show that chocolate milk is a great recovery drink helping your body refuel and build muscles after physical exercise.

  1. A proven track record. Chocolate milk is the official beverage of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

  1. Excellent calorie to nutrient ratio. It’s a nutrient-rich food providing high amounts of beneficial nutrients compared to the calories.

  1. Versatile drink for the entire family. Chocolate milk can be enjoyed as part of a meal or a snack and is perfect for dunking graham crackers or cookies! It’s also great served as hot chocolate on cold fall and winter days. A treat the whole family can enjoy!

  1. It’s the “Official Drink of Halloween”. In the spirit of Halloween, families across the country can “treat their bones” with a nutritious beverage in disguise – chocolate milk.

  1. It’s chocolate. It tastes great and is good for you!
Resources:
Why Milk?
Fuel Up With Chocolate Milk Facebook Page

5 comments:

  1. Hi Brenda-
    Your blog posts are fantastic! You commented recently on our blog (The Farm Vet). Our fathers are good friends and I've recently gotten to know your parents (my dad is Ben Curti). Just wanted to say hello. Maybe we will see you in the valley some time!

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  2. I love, love, love chocolate milk! My favorite thing to drink. I use diet Quick in my milk and then can have 2 glasses instead of one!

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  3. I've never understood how chocolate milk can be touted as a health food. It would be like encouraging kids (and adults) to eat caramel apples because apples are good for you. Both have WAY too much sugar. Just eat the whole food and leave the sugar behind. Chocolate milk has no place as a regular part of any diet. Perhaps a treat that you make yourself but not store bought and definitely not in school lunches!

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    1. Milk, white and flavored, is naturally packed with nutrients; protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins. Chocolate milk contains sugar, but that doesn’t cancel out the value of the nutrients it provides children and adults. I drink flavored milk and so do my children.

      I’m room mom in my son’s class and was at school today for a classroom party. I brought single serves of white and flavored milk. The kids also had the choice to drink a juice/punch beverage. Almost every child picked flavored milk and many came back for seconds. I would much rather provide them with flavored milk than punch, soda or other sweetened beverages which contain little to no nutrients.

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