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Chocolate Milk Instead of Soda?

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The National Dairy Council hopes to help kids by promoting chocolate milk.

According to the National Dairy Council, 90-percent of teenage girls, 70-percent of pre-teen girls and teenage boys, and 60-percent of pre-teen boys do not meet daily requirements for calcium.

They feel consumption of soft drinks is the reason. Thus, the promotion is to encourage chocolate milk as a drink of choice instead.

Chocolate Milk Instead of Soda? Data showed that students choose flavored milk 70 percent of the time. A recent study shows that when schools removed or limited flavored milk options, milk consumption dropped 35 percent on average. (National Dairy Council)

Chocolate milk offers the same nutrients as white milk. It also has less than half the amount of sugar than a soft drink or juice does. It has very little caffeine whereas a soft drink without the caffeine removed has about ten times as much caffeine.

Nutrients in Chocolate Milk

  • Calcium.
  • Vitamin D.
  • Riboflavin.
  • Phosphorus.
  • Protein.
  • Potassium.
  • Vitamin A.
  • Vitamin B-12.
  • Niacin.

Low and non-fat varieties of chocolate milk keep fat and calories in check.

As part of the promotion for drinking chocolate milk in place of soft drinks and juices, the Chocolate Milk Mustache Mobile Tour visited more than 100 cities nationwide. The "Milk the Moment" Tour traveled the country to tell you that serving milk at dinnertime is an easy, affordable way to help ensure your family gets the nutrition they need.

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