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Dairy Facts 2016

Flavored Milk

What's Your Flavor?

What's your favorite flavor of milk? Is it French vanilla, caramel, strawberry, intense mint chip, the ever-popular chocolate or one of the many other flavors now available? Whatever flavor tickles your taste buds, read on to find out why this sweet treat is as good for you as it is delicious.

Low-fat flavored milk showed an increase of 14 percent in 2007 and accounts for almost 42 percent of all flavored milk sales through supermarkets. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is flavored milk as nutritious as white milk?

Yes, flavored milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk. Flavored milk provides calcium, protein, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin and niacin. In comparison, beverages like soda and fruit drinks provide little more than calories and sugar.

Is flavored milk packed with sugar, which is associated with hyperactivity?

A soda or fruit drink contains nearly twice as much sugar as flavored milk. Furthermore, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Food and Drug Administration have found no link between sugar and behavioral problems in children.

Is flavored milk high in fat and calories?

Flavored milk comes in many varieties, including reduced fat, low-fat and fat free. For example, a 1 cup serving of low-fat flavored milk has only 2.5 grams of fat per serving, the exact amount as in white milk.

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