You are what you eat.
Smile! Strong bones and a healthy grin – we all need calcium. And did you know it’s an especially vital nutrient for children?
- In addition to using calcium to build bones, kids’ bodies require calcium to help maintain proper muscle, blood vessel and nerve cell function.
- Studies suggest that consuming adequate calcium early in life — when bone mass and density are being developed — may help protect against osteoporosis down the road.1
- An estimated 55% of men and 78% of women aged 20 years or older aren’t meeting their calcium recommendations.2
Providing get-up-and-go and helping us grow are just two of protein’s many benefits.
- Protein is essential for optimal growth in children.
- The dairy protein in Horizon products is a complete protein, providing all of the essential amino acids needed to support optimal health.
- Our bodies need protein to build and repair tissues, including the muscles.
- Protein has been studied for promoting a feeling of satiety, which may help to discourage overeating.
Milk is one of the few dietary sources of vitamin D — a critical nutrient that helps our bodies absorb calcium.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recently doubled its recommended daily intake of vitamin D from 200 IU to 400 IU for all infants, children and adolescents.3
- Men and women over the age of 20 get only about 30% of the vitamin D they need each day.4
One creamy 8-ounce glass of Horizon® milk is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and a good source of protein. Drink up!
- Carmona, RH; Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Surgeon General’s Report (2004) United States Department of Health and Human Services.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture. Results from the United States Department of Agriculture’s 1994-96 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals/Diet and Health Knowledge Survey, 1994-96.
- Wagner CL, Greer FR and the Section on Breastfeeding and the Committee on Nutrition. Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Pediatrics 2008;122:1142–1152
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What We Eat In America, NHANES 2001-2004, 1 day mean intakes for adult males and females, adjusted to 2,000 calories and averaged.