Good Food = Better Nutrition for Proper Learning
Studies show that well-nourished students are able to concentrate longer and perform better in school.
One serving of milk goes a long way
Providing your children with the daily servings of Milk and Alternatives recommended by Canada’s Food Guide (two servings for children aged 2-8; three to four servings for children aged 9-13) helps them grow healthy bodies and minds.
Bone up on milk products
A child’s growth depends on bone development. Milk products contain up to 16 essential nutrients, including protein and calcium to help young bones develop properly. Furthermore, all cow’s milk in Canada is fortified with vitamin D, which helps the body absorb the large amounts of calcium found in both white and chocolate milk.
A taste of the good stuff in milk
Here’s a brief look at some of the goodness packed into a serving of white or chocolate milk:
Protein helps build and repair body tissues, including bones, and builds antibodies which fight infection.
Vitamin A aids bone and tooth development, and in the maintenance of night vision and healthy skin.
Vitamin B12 aids in red blood cell formation.
Vitamin B6 is a factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.
Riboflavin is a factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation.
Niacin aids in normal growth and is a factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.
Thiamine releases energy from carbohydrate and aids normal growth.
Pantothenic acid is a factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.
Folate aids in red blood cell formation.
Vitamin D enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption, on which strong bones and teeth depend.
Calcium aids in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and healthy teeth.
Magnesium is a factor in bone and teeth health, energy metabolism and tissue formation.
Phosphorus is a factor in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and healthy teeth.
Potassium aids in the correct functioning of nerves and muscles.
Zinc is a factor in tissue formation, including bones, and energy metabolism.
Selenium aids in the correct functioning of the immune system, due to its antioxidant effect.