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Your Mother Was Right about Milk

May 12, 2017

How Many Servings of Milk Does Your Body Need

If your Mother encouraged you to “finish your milk” before leaving the table, you should thank her. If your mother only allowed milk (instead of soda) with dinner, you should thank her. If your mother kept milk in the house at all, guess what? You should thank her! Milk is an excellent source of essential nutrients like vitamins B12 and B2, phosphorus, protein and calcium. Moms who encourage nutrient-dense foods like milk play an important role in the healthy development of young children.

When it comes to childhood milk consumption, the USDA recommends that children ages 2-8 years old consume two to two and a half cups of milk per day. For older children 9-18 years old, the recommendation jumps to three cups per day. Who is providing this milk to children and teens? Most likely their mothers. Who is encouraging these children to choose milk? Again, most likely moms. In a world full of $1 big gulp sodas, celebrity endorsements of fast foods and million-dollar marketing campaigns directed at younger audiences, guiding kids towards healthy choices is a tough job!

How Much Milk Do Adults Need?

The USDA recommends three cups of dairy for adults as well, which is much more likely to happen if they grew up drinking milk. And since children learn eating habits by observing parents, moms (and dads) who meet this dairy requirement are setting a great example for children.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to thank your mother or spouse for her positive influence. And if you happen to live with her, why not say thank you with milk and pastries in bed? I’m sure she will appreciate it!

Pass the Milk

Snap a picture of mom’s glass of Rockview milk and special treat and share it with the hashtag #RaisedOnRockview and you could be featured on our Instagram page!


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