Get the Best Bang for Your Buck at Breakfast
Are you a savvy shopper? Do you pay attention to the nutritional bang for your buck when you’re at the market? If so, you may want to take a closer look at that gallon of milk in your cart — whether you’re planning to drink it alongside pancakes, pour it over cereal or use it a latte.
Not only is milk one of the top sources of key nutrients in our diet, but it’s also a great nutritional bargain – offering more nutrition for your dollar than virtually any other beverage you can enjoy with breakfast.
In fact, according to a recent report: 
- Milk and milk products contribute nearly half (47% for children) of the calcium in the American diet at by far the lowest cost.
- Milk was the top source of vitamin D, among the lowest cost sources of riboflavin and vitamin B12, and an economical source of high-quality protein.
- Milk and milk products provide just 10-13% of America’s calories, but pack a powerful nutrient punch, providing a much higher percentage of key nutrients.
 Drewnowski, A. The contribution of milk and milk products to the micronutrient density and affordability of the U.S. diet. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2011; 30:422S-428S.