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School Nutrition
Milk, cheese and yogurt contribute important nutrients to the school meal programs. In fact, milk is the number one food source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium in children’s diets. National Dairy Council offers resources to support school nutrition professionals in efforts to provide healthy meals to students, such as sample menus and analysis that meet nutrition guidelines.


3-Every-Day of Dairy Lessons - Grades 5-6
3-Every-Day of Dairy Lessons - Grades 7-8
3-Every-Day of Dairy Lessons - Grades 9-10
Flavored Milk FAQ’s
Got Your Dairy Today? 10 Tips to Help You Eat and Drink More Fat-Free or Low-Fat Fairy Foods
Improve Children’s Diets with Nutrient-Rich Milk
Just the Facts: Flavored Milk
Milk Quality Check List
Summer Food Service

Nutritious Recipes

Smoothie Meal Deal


Healthier US Application Criteria
Importance of Flavored Milk Presentation

Sample School Menus

Supporting Science

AAP News - School nutrition improves, but new focus centers on snacks, meals brought from home
AAP News Commentary: Look at nutrient density when talking about healthy diet
AAP Optimizing Bone Health in Children and Adolescents
AAP Statement on Sugar Sweetened Beverages
Chocolate Milk Consequences: A Pilot Study Evaluating the Consequences of Banning Chocolate Milk in School Cafeterias
Fluid Milk in School Meal Programs Report
Fluid Milk in School Meal Programs Report Executive Summary
Impact on Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intakes From Eliminating Flavored Milk in Elementary Schools
Impact on Student Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intakes from Eliminating Flavored Milk in Schools Summary

Child Nutrition Health Education Kit

A "one-stop shop" for the latest science-based information on the role of nutrient-rich dairy foods in improving child nutrition.