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Nutritional Benefits of Milk

Nutritional Benefits of Milk
Milk is an essential part of everyone’s diet. As a primary source for calcium and other nutrients, consuming milk is important for essential growth and development. Encourage children to consume adequate amounts of milk on a daily basis.Infants up to 12 months of age need only breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula.

Children ages one to two years old should be served whole milk. Children ages two and older may only be served fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.

Nutrition Facts
Fluid milk provides the body with various nutrients essential to growth and development including
1.  calcium,
2.  phosphorus,
3. potassium,
4.  magnesium,
5.  vitamins A, B, and D, and protein.
Low fat (1%) and fat-free (skim) milk provide all of the nutrients above with about one third of the saturated fat found in whole milk.

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