Childhood Nutrition


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Committed to child nutrition!

It's possible that today’s children could become the first American generation with a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Kids are not choosing nutrient-rich foods first, and are falling short of key vitamins and minerals that could put their health at risk.

Through the National Dairy Council, dairy farmers have provided child nutrition research, education and communication to their communities and schools for nearly a century. Now, this commitment supports the in-school nutrition and physical activity program called Fuel Up to Play 60, a partnership between NDC and the NFL. USDA also has joined this effort to empower students to eat healthy and be active.

A solution-oriented approach
Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages the availability and consumption of nutrient-rich foods – particularly low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains – along with 60 minutes of physical activity daily and shares the ambitious and attainable goals outlined in the First Lady’s childhood obesity platform, Let’s Move.

Dairy foods provide nine essential nutrients for growth and good health. Making nutrient-rich milk, including flavored milk,  cheese and yogurt available at school, where kids consume half their daily calories, helps ensure they get the vitamins and minerals they need. Whether you're a school foodservice director, an administrator, educator, parent or student, our tools can help you enhance or expand opportunities for students to make healthy choices.

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