As students head back to the classroom, school cafeterias are debuting more nutritious choices for kids, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and school flavored milk that is lower in sugar and calories than ever before. In fact, this year marks the first full school year of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new school lunch regulations aimed at improving the health and nutrition of our nation’s kids.
The nation’s milk processors have been hard at work over the past several years to lower the calories and sugar in school flavored milk, giving kids the taste they love while still maintaining all of its essential nutrients. The average calories in school flavored milk has declined by more than 21% over the past five years and sugars have been cut dramatically by 40%. On average, school flavored milk now has 132 calories, according to a new nationwide survey of milk at schools during the 2011-2012 school year. Read More
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