Three O'clock Project is a CACFP Sponsor, which means we serve meals that must meet USDA meal patterns. One of the required items to be served with every meal is MILK!
For young children, milk is an important part of their diet. It is high in protein, calcium, potassium and vitamin D.
Fun Fact: It would take 7 cups of raw broccoli to get as much calcium as you get in just one 8-ounce glass of milk.
Do you serve your children cows milk? Do you serve an alternative? We would love your thoughts, fire off in our comment section below!
Not all non-dairy options have the same nutrients as the nutrients in milk. For example, an eight-ounce glass of dairy milk provides eight times more naturally occurring protein than the same size serving of almond milk.