October 31, 2012 - MilkPEP has concluded the Annual School Milk Survey, among the findings: the average calories in school flavored milk has declined by more than 21% over the past 5 years, and sugars have been cut dramatically by 40%. On average, school flavored milk now has 132 calories per serving. However, due to the elimination of flavored milk in some districts over the last 3 years, school milk usage has dropped nearly 4%. Additional research shows this may come with alarming nutritional fallout. Click here for a summary of the Survey findings, and mark your calendars to be part of the next Annual School Survey coming out in January.
New Resources: To help school nutrition professionals promote the importance of milk in schools, including flavored milk, MilkPEP has developed new school milk resources that are perfect for use in the cafeteria, educational events or parent outreach. Order these and other free School Materials, here. And, sign up here to receive news from MilkPEP. Resources include:
“Milk: A Nutrient Powerhouse” Beverage Comparison Chart
This two-sided 8” x 11” handout is a great resource for communicating with parents. It shares facts about how white and flavored milk stack up to other popular beverages – and how they don’t even come close to milk nutritionally.
“Essential for a Reason” School Milk Poster
Help students learn why milk is delicious and nutritious. This poster features half a glass of white milk/chocolate milk and the 9 essential nutrients contained vs. popular other food items.
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