Dairy foods play an important role in child nutrition programs due to their unique nutrient package; however, students are not meeting the recommended servings of dairy. You may have recently seen headlines promoting vegan school meals or the elimination of flavored milk as a way to make school meals healthier. While it’s important to offer choices, there may be unintended consequences associated with these changes and the way they are being promoted, including students falling even shorter on nutrient recommendations.
This webinar will explore the nutritional contributions of dairy foods to student health and answer common questions related to dairy alternatives and flavored milk. Learn why you can feel good about encouraging your students to choose dairy.
Upon completion of the training attendees will:
- Explain the nutrient contributions of dairy in the diet and why it is included in the school meal patterns.
- Describe the nutritional differences between milk, lactose-free milk, and dairy alternative beverages.
- Identify strategies to encourage consumption of milk and dairy foods in school meal programs.
Please note you will need to answer a few questions to view the webinar recording and to access your CPU or CPE.