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9 Nutrients School Milk Gives Kids

May 16, 2016

At Rockview, we consider providing healthy school milk to Southern California kids one of the most important things we do; here’s why.

For over 50 years, Rockview has had the honor of delivering nutritious school milk to hundreds of schools all around Southern California. Nourishing these young minds and growing bodies is certainly not a job we take lightly. For some school-aged children, the one or two meals they get at school serve as their major source of nutrients for the day. When little hands reach for that 8-oz carton of milk at school, whether regular or chocolate, they’re choosing 9 essential nutrients that will set them up for success in school and encourage them make healthier choices in the future.

So what are these 9 essential vitamins and minerals, and how do they benefit kids? Let’s find out! The list below gives a quick overview of the ways these nutrients help support the nutritional needs of school-aged children so they’re better able to concentrate in school and build that healthy foundation they need to achieve their potential.

  1. Calcium – 9 out of 10 teen girls and 7 out of 10 teen boys don’t get the calcium they need. Calcium is essential for teens during and after puberty as it helps build strong bones and teeth and plays an essential role in nerve function, muscle contraction, and blood clotting.
  2. Potassium – Potassium regulates the body’s fluid balance, helping maintain normal blood pressure, and is used in muscle contraction and activity. Potassium is essential for electrolyte balance for active kids and teens.
  3. Phosphorus – Phosphorus strengthens bones and generates energy in the body’s cells.
  4. Protein – Protein builds and repairs muscle tissues and is a source of energy for active kids both mentally and physically (essential before that math test!).
  5. Vitamin A – Vitamin A helps maintain normal vision, regulate cell growth and the immune system, and even improve skin to combat teen acne.
  6. Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium and enhances bone mineralization. Additionally, vitamin D is essential for healthy hormones and immune system health.
  7. Vitamin B12 – Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that builds red blood cells and carries oxygen from lungs to working muscles. Kids need adequate B12 for focus and energy.
  8. Riboflavin – This nutrient is essential for converting food into energy to be used by little muscles at recess or in the classroom.
  9. Niacin – Niacin is important for enzyme function in the body, helping metabolize sugars, fatty acids, and proteins. Niacin is also important for growing tall!

What’s so great about school milk is that it provides ALL of these essential nutrients in a delicious kid-friendly beverage made by nature. When kids opt for a carton of milk at lunch instead of a can of soda, they’re not only reducing their intake of sugars and artificial ingredients but they’re getting all 9 of the essentials above! That is a huge win in our book, and we can’t wait to see the great things those young minds accomplish when properly fueled. Cheers to milk in schools!

Want to learn more? Check out all the great info at MilkPEP and the National Dairy Council website.

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