Proper nutrition and physical activity are keys to academic success in our schools.
Dairy foods provide critical nutrients that students need to support their learning. We hope to assist you in providing the latest evidence based research, programs and information for your cafeteria and school.
Cold, Refreshing Milk
School Meals Having ice cold milk is a refreshing and delicious way to enjoy a meal or snack. Not only does it taste great, it also provides students with nine essential nutrients for their bodies and brains (but don’t tell them that). In addition to providing essential nutrients, milk is also a great source of high-quality protein, helping students stay fuller longer.
So what is the problem? Students are not getting in enough milk – in fact they are more than 1 cup short each day. Over the course of a year they are missing out on 131,400 milligrams of calcium they need to build strong bones. Make sure all students have a positive dairy experience at school and milk is served cold, even to the last person in the meal line. Check out these resources to promote milk in your school meal programs.
Delicious Dairy in School Meals
School Meals Dairy packs a nutrient punch that meets school meal nutrition standards whether you are serving low-fat cheese, fat-free milk, or low-fat yogurt. Try these ideas to get students excited about these great offerings in your school meal program.