Love it? Hate it? Regardless of how you pour it milk is filled with nutrition

According to cow’s milk, soy milk and almond milk all provide between one-fourth and one-third of all the calcium most children and adults should have in a day. Cow’s milk is also an excellent source of lean protein. It contains many other essential nutrients, including phosphorus, vitamin D, potassium, niacin, and riboflavin, important for adult and children’s health.

Want to know more? Here’s a “good to know” about milk:

Is chocolate milk is a healthy drink for children? “I’d rather see a kid drink low-fat chocolate milk and have a little extra sugar than not drink milk at all,” says Marjorie Nolan, MS, RD, a New York–based nutrition counselor and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Same with other flavored milks, she said. Studies show that children who drink flavored milks have healthier diets than children who drink soda and sweetened fruit juices.