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:

Milk is one of the most common allergens among children. But there are lots of alternatives to cow’s milk Be sure to read the label when choosing alternatives. Some have more sugar and fat than cow’s milk, and some have less. Many of the milk alternatives are fortified with calcium. Choose substitutes that provide at least the same amount of nutrition as milk and sticking to unsweetened varieties to scale back on calories and added sugars.