Nutrition

3 Every Day

After age 11, most females get less than 75% of the calcium they need, while 66% of adult men fall short of the recommended levels. With three servings a day of milk, cheese, or yogurt and proper exercise, you can greatly improve your family's healthas well as your own.

Chocolate Milk: It’s Good For You

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk is good for your kids and for you! In fact, it is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has the same nutritional benefits as unflavored milk. Available in lowfat varieties, it is lower in caffeine and sugar—and far more nutritious—than sodas, coffee, and tea.

Did You Know...

1. It takes about 345 squirts to produce one gallon of milk.

2. Did you know Cows drink 35 gallons of water a day — the equivalent of a bathtub full of water?

3. Did you know milk is a significant source of riboflavin (vitamin B2) which helps promote healthy skin and eyes, as well as vitamins A and D?

4. A cow drinks over 117 gallons of water in one week.

5. Milk is better for cooling your mouth after eating spicy foods. (Milk products contain casein, a protein that cleanses burning taste buds.

6. American dairy farmers produced 156.6 billion pounds of milk in 1997.

7. Dairy cows provide over 90% of the entire planet's milk supply.

8. It takes 10 pounds of milk to make a pound of cheese, 21 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter, and 12 pounds of milk to make a single gallon of ice cream.

9. Despite its creamy texture, milk is comprised of 85 to 95 percent water. The rest of its volume comes from nutritious vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, and fat.

10. A single cow yields about 90 glasses of milk per day or about 200,000 glasses of milk per lifetime.