The Great Nutritional Benefits of Milk

The Importance of Milk in Children's Diets

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Milk Helps Students Thrive

Milk has the nutritional balance kids need to thrive physically and achieve academic success.
Ensuring that they receive the recommended number of daily servings will help them perform at their best. Canada’s Food Guide recommends 2 daily servings of “Milk and Alternatives” (such as
cheese and yogourt) for children aged 4 to 8 and 3-4 daily servings for youth aged 9 to 13.
However, “more than one-third of children aged 4 to 9 do not have the recommended number of servings of milk and alternatives a day. By ages 10 to 16, about 61% of boys and 83% of girls did not meet their recommended daily minimum”.*

*Canadians’ Eating Habits 2004, published by authority of the Minister Responsible for Statistics Canada, 2006.

Here are just some of Milk’s 16 essential nutrients:

What Milk Delivers

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