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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!


In the days of instacart, ubereats and online shopping, anyone wish they could go back to the simplicity of a drive-in dairy? Milk✔️ Eggs ✔️ 6-pack ✔️ Friendly face ✔️ Snack for the ride home ✔️ School is finally back in full swing after a long winter holiday and we’re happily providing milk to hundreds of schools in California. — A break from routine (like a few weeks off) can make it hard for kids to focus and get back into the rhythm, but nourishing them right is a great start! — We’re sharing a blog post on the 9 Essential Nutrients School Milk Gives Kids - the link is in our bio! #rockviewfamilyfarms #schoolmilk #kidsnutrition #protein #healthyfoodforkids #calcium #potassium #cleaneatingkids Happy Thursday from this happy cow! 🐮🌾 . . . #cowsofinstagram #cows #milk #rockviewfamilyfarms #farmlife Did you know that only 20% of New Years Resolutions make it past February?? That’s a sad statistic! All the more reason to set goals and intentions that are realistic for you and things you actually want to do. — EXAMPLE: Drink more Rockview chocolate milk 💪🏼🍫🥛 HAPPY NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY! 🍓 Probably the best food-related fake holiday there is in our opinion... because what isn’t made better with a little whipped cream?? . . . #nationalwhippedcreamday #whippedcream #dairy #makeitbetter #rockviewfamilyfarms From weight loss, to health benefits, to money saving... there are a lot of reasons to keep milk in your diet in 2019!# 💪🏼🥛🚴🏽‍♂️ Click the link our profile for 19 great reasons to keep drinking Rockview milk! . . . #rockviewfamilyfarms #milk #newyearsresolution #newyearnewme #dairy #weightloss It’s the last day of 2018!! 🙌🏼 — Looking back, we’re grateful for our customers, employees and supporters that make Rockview Family Farms what it is. — Looking ahead to 2019, we are staying committed to the family values that define our business. We are also eager to make a few changes, new products, new faces on our team, new opportunities to give back. — Thanks for helping make 2018 great!! A 15 minute bike ride totally justified this delicious recovery beverage, right?? 🚲 🍫🥛 #rockviewfamilyfarms #chocolatemilk #recoverydrink #protein #treatyourself #getoutside #newyearsresolution Make sure you've got Rockview Milk in the fridge for Santa! 🎅🏼🍪🥛 5 Reasons Why Rockview Milk is His Favorite: 1️⃣He is NOT lactose-intolerant 2️⃣He appreciates quality and can TASTE the difference! 3️⃣Our Milk is full of essential nutrients that keep him fueled all night long🎁 4️⃣Since our milk is local, it stays fresh longer - so even if he arrives late it will still be good on the mantel ;) 5️⃣He is a single-man operation and loves supporting family business! Whose presents are wrapped and ready?? 🎄🐄🎁 — POLL: Do you put them under the tree now or wait for Santa? 🎅🏼 Honored to be part of the 2018 Warrior Center Toy Drive! 🎅🏼👫🐻 #toydrive #santalovesmilk #chocolatemilk #giveback #rockviewfamilyfarms A fifth generation Rockview family member made this sweet gingerbread house today - we think it couldn’t be more perfect! 🍭🎅🏼🏡