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Health Information For Parents
Does nonfat milk provide the same vitamins and minerals as whole milk? – Jayne
Yes, nonfat milk (also called skim milk and fat-free milk) provides the same vitamins and minerals as whole milk — with no fat. Because the fat portion of whole milk does not contain calcium, you can lose the fat without losing any calcium.
Reduced-fat (2%), low-fat (1%), and nonfat milk have vitamin A and vitamin D added, since these vitamins are lost when the fat is removed. Natural levels of vitamin D are low, so most milk producers add vitamin D to whole milk. Check the nutrition facts label to learn more about vitamins and minerals in milk.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Milk and other calcium-rich foods help build strong, healthy bones. But most kids and teens don’t get enough calcium. Here’s how to make sure that yours do.
If you have lactose intolerance, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans have the condition. Check out these tips on dealing with lactose intolerance.
Kids with lactose intolerance have trouble digesting a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy foods. But by making smart choices, they can eat delicious foods without feeling sick.
Many kids have lactose intolerance – trouble digesting lactose, the main sugar in milk and milk products – which can cause cramps, diarrhea, and gas.
Find answers to common inquiries about introducing solids and whole milk to formula-fed babies.
Your parents were right to make you drink milk when you were little. It’s loaded with calcium, a mineral vital for building strong bones and teeth.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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