Calcium is essential for kids and teenagers to help build healthy, strong bones. It is recommended that 9-18 year olds get 1,300 milligrams (3 glasses of milk) of calcium a day while 4-8 year olds should get 1,000 milligrams (3 glasses of milk) a day.
In addition to Calcium, milk is the number one source of several key nutrients of a healthy diet including potassium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
For more information on nutritionally based educational content check out these National and State sponsored websites:
Milk Life has a variety of educational videos for technology integration in class.
Milk Life Videos
Oregon Dairy Council
Download the ‘Nutritionary’ and ‘What Food Am I?’ games from the Oregon Dairy Council for some fun in the classroom.
What Food Am I?
OSU's Smart Eating and Reading
Find a variety of excellent lesson plans at OSU’s Smart Eating and Reading Nutrition and Reading Program.
Smart Eating and Reading